The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women's cycling race along with a 2-day, 3-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
2017 will mark the 40th anniversary of the amateur races; 15th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 3rd year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar.
The Joe Martin Stage Race is part of both the USAC Pro Racing Tour (PRT) which is the pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling and the UCI America Tour. USA Cycling is the national governing body of cycling operating under the United States Olympic Committee. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body for the sport of cycling recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Over 750 athletes and teams from 27 countries and all 50 states will be attending the race.
There is also a Gran Fondo event for those who would like to experience part of the same courses as the pros, but who do not want to live life on the edge....for their day job!