2018 True Grit Ride 105

Bike Race

Riders of any skill level are encouraged to attend the 7th annual True Grit Ride 105 and Mountain Bike Ride. Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy surrounding themselves with other riders and the thrill of competition. If you’d prefer to walk or run, you can choose to participate in the 5k Run/Walk. No matter which option you decide, one thing is for sure: You’re about to get plenty of exercise and your legs are about to get moving.

The Details

On Saturday, June 23, you and your friends can attend the 2018 True Grit Ride 105. This day of pure cycling endurance gives riders an adrenaline rush like no other. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., the True Grit Ride 105 offers more than just fun courses to ride.

Depending on event selection, the cost is $35 – $55. Purchase your tickets online today. The fee includes a free t-shirt, goody bag, BBQ, and live music. All of the proceeds support the Community Services Clearinghouse. At the finish line, riders can enjoy live music, barbeque, sweet tea, and beer.

The GRIT Party

On Friday, June 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., riders can attend a pre-ride mixer. When you pick up your packet or register for the event that night, you can enjoy free dinner and drinks. There will also be a silent auction and music during this time next to Phat Tire Bike Shop located at 1700 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Schedule

  • 6:50 a.m. – All riders should be lined up and ready to go.
  • 7:00 a.m. – The True Grit Ride begins which includes the 10, 2, 42, 66, the True Grit 100-mile road ride courses, and the 18-mile guided mountain bike ride.
  • 8:00 a.m. – The 5K Run/Walk begins.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – The cookout and live music occur during this time.
  • 4:00 p.m. – All courses close.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – The True Grit Mixer happens at Phat Tire Bike Shop during this time.

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While in Fort Smith, AR

Although cycling may be fun every now and then, it doesn’t beat the comfort, luxury, and air-conditioning offered in an automobile. Exercise is always important, but almost everyone needs a vehicle to get to and from places. At J Pauley Toyota, we have a large selection of new and used vehicles that shoppers will love. We provide popular cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks for drivers to choose from.

We are conveniently located at 6200 South 36th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72908 which means residents of White Bluff, Arkoma, and Barling are just a short drive away. So, after you’ve broken a sweat at the 2018 True Grit Ride 105, stop by and browse our inventory. Our friendly staff looks forward to helping you find your dream vehicle.