The Gudrun – Northwoods MTB Festival is a premier mountain biking event and festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas; an event showcases Arkansas’s incredible progress in its mountain bike development in recent years, with the state transforming into a world-class mountain bike destination. The Gudrun festival is great about Arkansas mountain biking, including an excellently designed single track. Taking place in Hot Springs National Park and, more specifically, in the Northwood Trials system, comprised of 26 miles of mountain bike trails and has been voted the best single-track in Arkansas! The festival runs from Friday, November 11, and finishes on Sunday, the 13th. There is a vibrant mix of bike races, fun runs, bike expos, food, drinks, music, and fun for kids and the entire family. A wonderful attribute of this festival is the large range of categories in the mountain bike events, so every level and age group is supported and welcomed.
There are two main bike events with the first is the Gudrun Enduro, a 15-mile enduro race. Being a welcoming festival to all abilities, there is a compressed version of the enduro race of 8 miles. The other main mountain bike race is called the ‘Attila the Hun XC,’ a cross-country race with nearly every category imaginable to cater to every level of rider. The Junior and Category 3 race is 6 miles, and the top end category 1 is 19 miles, with varying lengths in the middle of those two. 2020 brought nearly 600 sign-ups combined for the Enduro, XC, and fun runs in a Covid Heavy time, but 2021 brought large crowds and was an impressibly attended festival. The stunning North Wood Trails seem to be an extremely positive trend in Mountain biking, with Arkansas and the Güdrun – Northwoods MTB Festival being at the heart of this. The Gudrun Mountian Bike Festival is premier in Arkansas and southwest America. Listed below are the interactive maps for the “Attila the Hun” XC race, with the categories 1, 2, and 3 in order.