Kessler Mountain Jam

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Event Information

NEW!!! Fayetteville Parks & Recreation along with Experience Fayetteville will host the Kessler Mountain Jam, a mountain bike festival at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park on November 3-4, 2018. Formerly hosted in Bentonville as the Slaughter Pen Jam, Kessler Mountain Jam will be family friendly and feature live music, food, and much more. The event will offer multiple race opportunities, including a cross country race that is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS). 

When: November 3-4, 2018
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Results and Photos from the Kessler Mountain Jam

Enduro Overall Results
AMBCS Cross Country Results

Kessler Mountain Jam Photos, provided by 1611' Photography.

Funduro Race

Saturday’s events will include an enduro race featuring two of the best lines on Kessler Mountain! Enduro racing combines many aspects of mountain bike disciplines such as the endurance of cross country, the technical features of downhill, and adaptability to varying terrain. The Funduro race will follow standard enduro race format and rules, but is not a USAC sanctioned event. The race will be a best of two runs format. Shuttles will take riders to the top of each run which are Chinkapin Oak and Crazy Mary. Enduro Course Map

Funduro Race Schedule (Saturday, November 3, 2018):
8:30am-9:30am: FunDuro Practice
9:45am: FunDuro Pre-Race Meeting
10:00am-2:00pm: FunDuro
2:30-5:00pm: Awards Party: Food, Beer, Live Music

Ladies Ride Clinics

Saturday will feature two ladies ride clinics, provided by certified instructors from Roots Mountain Biking. Whether fairly new to mountain biking or looking to improve skills for a specific type of mountain bike riding and racing, we have options for all. Elements of focus will include body positioning, bike and body separation, braking, pedal position, wheel lifts, and cornering.

Ride Clinic Schedule (Saturday, November 3, 2018)
9:00am-11:00am: Beginner Clinic
1:00pm-3:00pm: Intermediate Clinic 

​Cross Country Race

Sunday will feature the USAC sanctioned Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) cross country race! An annual USAC License or one-day License is mandatory. AMBCS Hard Plates are also required for the cross country race. 

XC Race Detail Sheet 

 (categories, number of laps, line up, etc). XC Race Course Map.

Cross Country Race Schedule (Sunday, November 4, 2018):
**Course Open for Practice - SATURDAY, 2:00-5:00pm
7:00am – 9:30am: Registration / Packet Pick Up
8:00am: Junior Race Start
9:05am: Cat 3 Race Start
10:10am: Cat 1 & 2 Race Start
11:30am-1:00pm: Awards Party: Food, Beer, Live Music


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.


We are currently seeking additional sponsors for the 2018 Kessler Mountain Jam! Various sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please view the Kessler Mountain Jam Sponsor Packet for more details. 

The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to the packet linked above and contact Tiffany Hoover at Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.


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