All guided rides will meet at the Downtown Slaughter Pen trailhead…
Please check back often as additional Guided Ride options are due to be added between now and the event weekend.
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Ride 1 – Ozark Bike Guides, 8a
Held on Slaughter Pen trails, this ride is a family-friendly, no-drop ride covering about 8 miles with around 800 feet of elevation gain. Max group size of 8 riders, plus their guide. Riders age 8+ are welcome to join when accompanied by an adult.
Ride 2 – Phat Tire Bikeshop, 8a
Held on Slaughter Pen trails, this ride is a beginner-friendly 10 – 12 mile jaunt.
Ride 3 – Ozark Bike Guides, 8:30a
Held on Slaughter Pen trails, this ride is a women’s only, no-drop Intermediate group ride. We will ride about 10 miles and do 1,000ft of climbing. This is great for those looking to progress to intermediate riding. Your professional guide can offer tips and tricks to safely overcome challenging trail features. Riders age 12+ who are confident on all green trails are welcome to join.
Ride 4 – OZ Cycling Tours, 9a
Held on Coler, Little Sugar, Back 40, Blowing Springs, & Slaughter Pen, this ride offers an Epic taste of NWA, Intermediate-moderate, 42 miles, Paved, Gravel, and Single track.
Ride 5 – Peel Compton Foundation, 9a
Held on Coler Mountain Bike Preserve trails, this is an intermediate level 15 mile ride that includes riding from downtown Bentonville to Coler, riding 10ish miles at Coler, and riding back. The max group size is 10.
Ride 6 – Ozark Off-Road Cyclists (OORC), 9a
Held on Slaughter Pen phase 1 and Blowing Springs trails, this is an Intermediate ride led by OORC rides coordinator…the one and only – Kevin Cox! Roughly 2 hours in length.
Ride 7 – Women of Oz, 9a
Held on Slaughter Pen trails, this will be 6-10 mile women’s only ride (blue plus rating). Actual distance and time will depend on the group’s preferences. Factors include how many breaks and how long they want to ride. The goal is 1-1.5 hours of ride time.
Ride 8 – Hunt Bike Wheels & Athletes in Action, 9a
Held on the Handcut Hollow, the newest addition to the OZ Trails network, this intermediate pace mtb ride is led by Hunt Wheels ambassador, Brian Firle. Get an opportunity to check out some un-released carbon mountain bike wheels and get there early for some rad HUNT swag! This a 2-3 hour ride.
Ride 9 – Women of Oz, 10a
Held on Slaughter Pen Trails, this will be a 6-10 mile women’s only ride (green plus rating). Actual distance and time will depend on the group’s preferences. Factors include how many breaks and how long they want to ride. The goal is 1-1.5 hours of ride time.