The Rotary Club of Mena and Polk County have opened up registration for the annual Wheel A’ Mena – Tour to the Top, bicycle challenge.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 19. There are three distances to choose from, a 30-mile race, 50-mile race, and a 70-mile race, all of which will begin and end at Janssen Park in Mena.
To register, visit BikeReg.com prior to the race for a $50 pre-registration fee, which includes a t-shirt. Late registrations will be accepted on Friday, September 18, from 5 -7 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., for a $65 fee.
Snacks will be provided before the race and at rest stops throughout the course, with hamburgers being served at the finish.
In recent years, there have been more than seventy cyclists from more than five states enter the race that is quite unique due to it’s long trek over Arkansas’ second highest peak, Rich Mountain. The ride has become very popular with avid cyclists for the challenge of the steep hills and the scenic views that the Ouachita Mountains provide through the Talimena Scenic Drive.
For more information, go to www.wheelamena.org or contact one of the Rotary members.