Course & Aid Info

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Following are details for each route offered through the Oz Trail Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.


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OZARK 50 MAP    OZARK 35 MAP   OZARK 15 MAP

Ozark 15 Backcountry Course

Ozark 35 Backcountry Course

Ozark 50 Backcountry Course

Aid Stations & Rider Support Crews

Our wonderful volunteers will staff 3 Aid Stations throughout the weekend:

  1. Lake Ann Aid Station (Fri, Sat & Sun)
  2. Pinyon Creek Aid Station (Sat & Sun)
  3. Euston Aid Station (Sat & Sun)

 

SUPPORT CREWS

Participants may receive “hand-ups” from their support crews at the following locations:

  • Lake Ann Aid Station
  • Pinyon Creek Parking Lot: access off Castleford Dr.

 

AID STATIONS
  • Ozark 15 Fun Ride: Lake Ann Aid Station (at 15 miles)
  • Ozark 35 backcountry course:
    • Lake Ann Aid Station (at 15 miles)
    • Euston Aid Station (at 28 miles)
  • Ozark 50 backcountry course:
    • Lake Ann Aid Station (at 15 miles)
    • Pinyon Creek Aid Station (at 31 miles)
    • Euston Aid Station (at 40 miles)

 

Aid Station Fare

Each station will be equipped with V8 +Energy, cookies, oranges, pickles and Honey Stinger waffles.

If a rider prefers a different hydration mix or energy drink, we encourage them to bring their own and mix with the water provided on route.

Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food.

Cut-Off Times & DNF

Friday: Fun Ride support ends at 5:30 pm. If the race director anticipates you may not make this time-limit, you may be asked to reroute in the most direct manner to the finish.

Saturday: Ozark 35 & 50 Participants will be provided with ample time to complete their distance. We must ensure riders return to the finish before course support (Medical, Traffic, Police, Comm, Volunteers) ends at 4:00 pm. Riders that are cut off by the race director will be considered a DNF (did not finish) along with DNF’s due to medical issues and mechanical failures. DNF riders may receive 50% Off on the following year’s Carson City Off-Road registration as a start line redemption opportunity.

Ozark 50 riders arriving after 12:00 pm at the intersection of Euston & Commonwealth Rd will be re-routed and considered a DNF.

Ozark 35 riders arriving after 11:00 am at the Lake Ann Aid Station will be re-routed and considered a DNF.

Sunday: Racers are expected to finish by 1:30 pm. If the race director anticipates you may not make this time-limit, you may be asked to reroute in the most direct manner to the finish.

Course Support – Hours of Operation

The Ozark 15 event is finished at 5:30p and the El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit will be finished by 7p on Friday. The Ozark 35 & 50 events are finished at 4:00p on Saturday. The Ozark 50 Pro backcountry event is finished at 2:00p on Sunday. After each event day is finished, all course support will be closed.