Kessler Mountain Jam

Mtb at Kessler

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

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. More details on the registration site linked below.

Registration is $15-$40 (includes event t-shirt) -- sign up now open!

Cross Country Race Schedule (Sunday, November 4, 2018):
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 Awards Party: Food, Beer, Live Music

Funduro Race

Saturday’s events will include an endure 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.

Registration is $30 (includes event t-shirt and shuttles) --- opening late August.
Limited to 50 participants! Price increases October 3.

Funduro Race Schedule (Saturday, November 3, 2018):
8:30am-9:30am: FunDuro Practice
9:45am: FunDuro Pre-Race Meeting
10:00am-2:00pm: FunDuro
5:00pm-8:00pm - Jam Session: Funduro Awards, 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. Each clinic will consist of instruction and a group ride. Elements of focus will include body positioning, bike and body separation, braking, pedal position, wheel lifts, and cornering.

Registration is $30 (includes event t-shirt) --- opening late August.
Limited to 8 participants per clinic! Price increases October 3.

Ride Clinic Schedule (Saturday, November 3, 2018)
9:00am-11:00am: Beginner Clinic
1:00pm-3:00pm: Intermediate Clinic
5:00-8:00pm – Join us for the Jam Session: Funduro Awards, Prize Giveaways, Food, Beer, Live Music!


To register for the cross country race - visit
To register for the enduro race or womens ride clinic -- check back here August 20!


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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