The Joe Martin Stage Race returns to Fayetteville beginning tomorrow which will prompt some road closures.
The four-day bicycle race attracts some 750 professional and elite cyclists from around the world who compete on the roads and highways in and around Fayetteville for thousands of dollars in prizes.
Although the lion’s share of the race courses is plotted south of Fayetteville, a portion of the Thursday and Friday races take place within city limits and will cause intermittent road closures.
Sunday’s race, a spectator-friendly criterium, takes place around downtown Fayetteville and will require several road closures for the duration of the race.
Drivers are encouraged to expect delays and to use alternate routes during these times. Drivers are also reminded to be watchful for cyclists on roads and highways south of Fayetteville from April 4 through 7, as competitors will be practicing and racing throughout the area.
– Thursday, April 4, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Portions of Huntsville, Willow, Spring, Fletcher, Oklahoma Way, Missouri Way, Dogwood, Assembly Dr. will be closed to traffic from approximately 1:00 until 4:30 p.m. Please do not park on these streets, which are part of the race course, after noon. View additional details here.
– Friday, April 5, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Portions of Razorback Rd/Hwy 265 will be intermittently closed to traffic as racers approach the finish line at Razorback Road and 15th Street from the south on Hwy 265, between approximately 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. View additional details here.
– Sunday, April 7, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Criterium race in downtown Fayetteville will mean that portions of Church, Mountain, Block, Center, East, Dickson, West, and Spring streets will be closed to traffic from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please do not park on these streets which are part of the course after 6:00 a.m. View additional details here.
To view additional details about the race such as the schedule, click here.