• Tue September 20 2022
  • Posted Sep 20, 2022
Sparkling streams, hills and hollows, shady rivers, mountain views, waterfalls, swimming holes, historic sites, bustling cities – the Arkansas High Country Route has it all. According to local route designer Chuck Campbell, “That route don’t go no where — It just runs around everywhere!” Indeed, this route is designed to connect many of the interesting places in west-central and northwest Arkansas. BikeIowa and Dave Mable connected with Race Director Andrew Onermaa to talk about the AHCR and what it takes to complete the 1000-mile Arkansas High Country Route, 487-mile AHCR South Loop and 187-mile Ouachita Triple Crown bikepacking route tucked in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. The loop links up three IMBA Epic trail systemscountry bike packing routes.

ARKANSAS HIGH COUNTRY RACE: October 8, 2022. Hot Springs, Arkansas

This year, the AHCR is offering a scholarship to help people defray the cost of registering for the race - thanks to a legacy gift left by a bike packing enthusiast named Daniel Collins.

For up to the minute information, follow the Arkansas High Country Race on instagram and facebook at @arhighcountryrace and check out all the details online at - and if you want to apply for an entry fee scholarship send your request directly to Andrew at

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