Giddy up for the Grit

7th Annual True Grit Ride 105 and Certified 5k run/walk

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fun for everyone

5k Run/Walk at Chaffee Crossing

Giving the Gift of Grit

True Grit Ride raised over $45,000 to give to the Clearinghouse in 2017.

What We Offer

Timing chips will be provided for all road ride courses. Chuck-Wagon aid stations for the road ride courses are roughly 10 miles apart. Maps for the TGR can be viewed and downloaded at

Once again this year all riders and volunteers are welcomed to mosey on over to the finish line for some live music (provided by Phat Tire Bike Shop) and enjoy our now famous mouthwatering BBQ and we can’t forget our sweet tea (it’s the best in the south) or just enjoy a nice cold beer!

New to the ride this year is a space designated for riding clubs to set up a canopy. Please email us at if your club would be interested in reserving a spot.

New this year to the True Grit Ride is a pre-ride mixer. Pick up your packet/Register Friday evening and stick around and enjoy free dinner and drinks while visiting with fellow riders. There will be a silent auction and music for your entertainment. Friday, June 22nd from 4 – 8 p.m. next to Phat Tire Bike Shop 1700 Rogers Avenue.

If you would like to volunteer go to or contact us at


Grace Church



Walter Echols


 Ashland LLC

Don & Shirley White

Leo & Barbara Anhalt

 Lavvorn Lumber

 Jack & Linda Sides

 Southwest Garage Door



 Hugg Chevrolet

 Markham Restaurant

 Grand Savings Bank 

 Lavaca Wellness Clinic

Mama’s Log House and Voss Farms



 Weldon Williams & Lick

David & Kristi Williamson

 Hanna Oil & Gas

 Morrison Shipley Engineers

Richard Foti

Mrs. Jane Sharum

Anthony & Brenda Altman

Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union

Richard Staton DDS

Justin Boyd

Jack & Jo Ann Gedosh

Fred & Kim Snipes

Ann Farmer

Bill & Janet Staed

Craig & Pat Heflebower

Johnson Dermatology

Sam & Laurie Klein

Glidewell Distribution

D&D Floor Covering

Ann Farmer

Sharon Barton

Marilyn Barr

Frances Meece


Margaret Graham

J Pauley Toyota/Sion

Marlin & Janet Fretheim

Larry & Jan Nelson





The 7th Annual True Grit Ride 105 and Mountain Bike Ride will be held June 23rd, 2018.

The True Grit Ride offers a challenge for cycling enthusiasts to push through the elements and perseveres through a day of pure cycling endurance. It’s called the True Grit Ride because it’s truly a ride with “grit”.

A course for riders of any skill level.

The True Grit road ride offers 10, 30, 45, 62 and 105-mile courses while the guided Mountain Bike tour offers an 18-mile course.

Why Ride with the grit?

If you are wondering “what’s in it for the rider besides a day of dripping sweat, aching muscles and pure exhaustion?” Our answer is “the best adrenaline rush you have ever had topped off with the most exciting sense of accomplishment that only an avid rider knows. When the internal rivalry between the rider and the road is met and the finish line is crossed, it can finally be declared they are now in the elite group of riders known as “a rider with TRUE GRIT!