When should I arrive in Bentonville?
Plan to arrive in Bentonville before 5 p.m. (CT) on Monday, October 16, and depart after 2 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday October 18, 2023.
If you are a member of the electric bicycle subcommittee, the legal, legislative and safety subcommittee, the e-bike safety task force or the eMTB working group, please arrive before 12pm (CT) on Monday, October 16.
What can I expect during the on-bike education?
Tales and Trails in the Land of OZ — led by Gary Vernon, Runway Group
Join a one-hour trail and greenway cruise to learn how Bentonville continues to expand its local trails with purpose-built singletrack that connects rides and invites new riders to join in on the fun.
Backcountry Flying and Cycling — led by Chad Cox, Fly OZ Club
Join a 1.5-hour greenway ride to learn more about how Fly OZ Club is connecting aviation and cycling across Northwest Arkansas.
Tour of Walmart Move Hub — led by Ashley Patterson, Walmart
This 1.5-hour greenway ride will give a behind-the-scenes look at the innovation happening at the world’s largest retailer chain and their vision for a healthier, happier workforce.
A Taste of Coler — led by Scott Dirksen, Coler Mountain Bike Preserve
Learn more about the history of the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve with this 1.5-hour guided ride.
For more information on the on-bike education rides, visit our sessions page.
What is the expected weather and what should I bring?
Average temperatures in Northwest Arkansas during October range between lows of 45⁰ and highs of 70 ⁰. Cooler temperatures are possible and we recommend checking the local forecast a few days prior to the event.
Layers and bike-professional attire are recommended. For participants planning on riding bikes, we suggest bringing a helmet.
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
Baggy shorts and leg warmers OR riding pants
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.
Where should I stay?
PeopleForBikes secured a room block at the DoubleTree Hilton for $189/night. Book now to lock-in your rate
Pink Door BnB offers a range of apartments and homes available during the conference. Follow this link
to book accommodations and include "SHIFT'23" in your booking message to receive a discounted rate on your stay.
Additional rooms are available at the 21c Museum + Hotel. Limited availability.
Contact Andrea Boggs (479.286.6511 | email@example.com
) for additional information.
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'23?
SHIFT‘23 features the best and most relevant topics facing electric bicycles and the bike industry. Our full day of sessions includes a morning of innovative ideas and industry insights followed by multiple afternoon tacks. In the afternoon, participants can join sessions in either the Coler Room, addressing the future of e-bike access, or the Little Sugar Room, discussing the many solutions e-bikes provide.
WHERE CAN I rent a bike?
Surrounded by a packed week of cycling events, inventory will be limited. We encourage you to reserve your rental as early as possible.