by Robert Bell
EUREKA SPRINGS FAT TIRE FESTIVAL
Various times and venues.
The Fat Tire Festival is probably one of the best-loved annual throw-downs in all of Eureka Springs, which is saying something in a town that takes its annual throw-downs pretty seriously.
This one is of special interest for enthusiasts of two-wheeled manual transportation, a.k.a., the good ol' bicycle. There's a huge variety of competitive and non-competitive events, for all ages and skill levels, from your youngsters just starting out to your oldsters just out for a good time to, of course, your totally gnarbone adrenaline junkie off-road mud maniac jump-fiends. All are welcome.
And there'll be lots of fun to be had even for non-riders, what with all the after-parties, pool parties, awards ceremonies and spectator thrills all over town. The kids rodeo is back this year and bigger than ever, with new stunts and games for the young'uns. And while you're in Eureka Springs, don't forget to eat a whole bunch of good food, as Fleur Delicious Weekend is in full swing.