When should I arrive in Bentonville?
The week of October 17 is a busy one in Bentonville, Arkansas. Our conference kicks off Tuesday, October 18, at 9 a.m., so we recommend arriving on Monday, October 17, to settle in and take in the local sights.
What is the expected weather and what should I bring?
Tuesday, October 18
Sunny + windy
Wednesday, October 19
Sunny + less windy
Thursday, October 20
Mostly sunny + windy
What should I wear to the outdoor breakfast + networking coffee each morning?
It will be chilly as you begin your day with a great breakfast and coffee on the patio. A warm windbreaker jacket for the mornings and throughout the remainder of the day is recommended. Layered clothes will be the most optimal as temperatures will fluctuate during the day and into evening hours.
What should I wear on bike group rides?
- Windbreaker riding jacket and/or arm warmers
- Moisture-wicking riding shirt or jersey
- Headband/ear warmers
- Riding gloves
- Baggy shorts and leg warmers OR riding pants
- Wool socks
- Water bottle(s)
- Riding pack to store any layers while riding, as needed
- Layered clothes will be the most optimal as temperatures will fluctuate during the day and into evening hours.
What should I wear to the Tuesday night happy hour?
It will be chilly with a cold, northern wind throughout the day. Temperatures will drop quickly as the sun sets. A warm, windbreaker jacket and hat is recommended for this event.
What should I wear to the Wednesday night Fearless Future Happy Hour and Pass the Mic event at Coler MTB Preserve?
It will be chilly and temperatures will drop quickly as the sun sets. A warm, windbreaker jacket, hat, and gloves are recommended for this event. Reminder — these events will take place outside from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.
What is the best airport to fly into to reach Bentonville?
Fayetteville (XNA) — 14 miles, 25 minute drive
Tulsa (TUL) — 111 miles, 2 hour drive
Springfield (SGF) — 120 miles, 2 hour drive
Little Rock (LIT) — 218 miles, 3 hour drive
Fort Smith (FSM) — 83 miles, 1.5 hour drive
What can I expect at SHIFT‘22?
SHIFT‘22 is a three-day conference of forward thinking conversations, meaningful networking, action oriented takeaways AND best-in-class bike rides that can only be found in Northwest Arkansas.
What will be the focus of SHIFT‘22?
The conference will be centered on creating the bike industry we want to see and will focus on leadership and development across three immersive tracks:
1) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Building a welcoming culture within the bike industry and community and having the tough conversations that get us there.
2) In America. The post-pandemic reimagining of manufacturing and assembly based in the U.S. and fostering breakthrough innovation.
3) Sustainability and Climate Initiatives. What it really means for our industry and the steps we need to take to create a greener and healthier future.
Who should attend this conference?
SHIFT‘22 is designed for emerging brand leaders, community builders and industry innovators seeking to learn, network, grow and shape the future of bicycling and the bike business.
Where can I rent a bike for the conference?
With a packed week of cycling events, inventory will be limited. We encourage you to reserve your rental as early as possible.
218 N. Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
THE HUB BIKE LOUNGE
410 SW A Street Suite 2, Bentonville, AR 72712
SMILEY BIKE RENTALS
Online / phone only
BUDDY PEGS FAMILY BIKE HQ
3605 NW Wishing Springs Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712
Online / phone only
211 NE A Street Temp 1, Bentonville, AR
501 SW A Street, Bentonville, AR
1100 N Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712
PHAT TIRE BIKE SHOP
125 W Central, Bentonville, AR 72712