October 11 - 13, 2019 Bentonville, AR
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Event Schedule and FAQ

Rider Categories

 

 Ozark 15 Fun Ridebut a challenge too Ozark 35 – Male & Female Ozark 50 – Male & Female
Ozark 35 Jr. (18yrs & Under) Ozark 50  Jr. (18yrs & Under)
Ozark 35 Singlespeed Ozark 50 Singlespeed
Ozark 35 Open (19-44yrs) Ozark 50 Open (19-44yrs)
Ozark 35 Master (45-59yrs) Ozark 50 Master (45-59yrs)
Ozark 35 Distinguished (60yrs+) Ozark 50 Distinguished (60yrs+)

Event Schedule

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11th
12:00p – 9:00p : Amateur Packet Pick-Up: Epic Rides Registration Tent
12:00p – 6:00p : Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens
2:00p : Mandatory Pro Racers Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes
2:00p : Pro Packet Pick-Up: The Walmart World Room
2:00p : Start Ozark 15 Fun Ride: Main St.
3:00p – 8:00p : Beer Garden Opens: Blake Street
5:00p : FREE Klunker Crit: Blake St. (2 Laps)
5:15p : Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Blake Street (20 min. + 3 laps)
6:00p : Ozark 15 Course Support Concludes
6:00p : Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Blake Street (20 min. + 3 laps)
7:00p : El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Criterium Awards: Blake St. Beer Garden
7:00p : Mandatory Stan’s NoTubes Amateur Ozark 35 + 50 Riders Meeting: Blake St. Beer Garden

Saturday, October 12th
7:30a : Start Ozark 50: Main St.
8:30a : Start Ozark 35: Main St.
8:00a – 6:00p : Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens – Deals Galore
8:30a – 4:00p : Register For The Kids’ Fun Ride: Epic Rides Registration Tent
10:30a – 8:00p : Beer Garden Opens: Main Street
11:00a : Time Cut-off: Ozark 35 Participants at Lake Ann Aid Station
12:00p : Time Cut-off: Ozark 50 Participants at Commonwealth Rd & Euston Rd (27mi mark)
4:00p : Ozark 35 & 50 Course Support Concludes
4:00p : Amateur Awards Party: Main Stage
6:45p : Raise A Pint To Our Dedication Recipient: Main Stage

Sunday, October 13th
7:30a – 8:30a : Register For The Kids’ Fun Ride: Epic Rides Registration Tent
8:00a – 2:00p : Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens
8:30a : Pro Men Backcountry Race: Main Street
8:40a : Pro Women Backcountry Race: Main Street
9:00a : Start Kids’ Fun Ride: Main Street
10:30a – 2:00p : Beer Garden Opens: Main Street
11:30a : Time Cut-off: Professional Men & Women thru Commonwealth Rd & Euston Rd (27mi mark)
1:30p : Pro Awards Party: Main Stage

Oz Pass & Amateur Wave Starts

Oz Pass

The Oz Pass is a list of riders who have finished within one hour of the 1st-place rider of their distance, in the last two years of any Epic Rides Series event or Tour of the White Mountains. This is not based on category or gender but based on distance. Riders with an Oz Pass have earned the opportunity to line up in the front corral on ride day at the Oz Trails Off-Road event.

The Oz Pass list will be available in September.

Amateur Wave Starts

In the interest of optimizing your ride experience, distances with 500+ participants will be broken into wave starts. This enhances rider safety while decreasing potential impact to the trails. Ride times are based on when the rider crosses the start line and finish line.

To determine which wave start suits you best, we’ve taken into consideration:

  • Your self-determined estimated finishing time input at registration
  • Your last year finishing time if available

Packet Pickup & Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting

Amateur Riders

Packet Pick-up: Friday, 12p – 9p, Bike & Gear Expo

Rider must present a government issued ID to receive a packet. If you are not able to pickup your packet, a friend or family member can with a copy (photo on your phone is fine) of your ID. 

Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting (Ozark 35 & 50 Riders): Friday, 7p, Blake Street Beer Garden

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Pro Riders

Packet Pick-up: Friday, 2p – 3p, Walmart World Room

Rider must present a government issued ID to receive a packet. If you are not able to pickup your packet, a friend or family member can with a copy (photo on your phone is fine) of your ID. 

Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting:  Friday, 2p, Walmart World Room

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Spectator Directions

Words don’t do justice to the amount of support a cheering fan can provide simply through being trailside and clapping or offering encouragement for a rider.

1. Blowing Springs Trail Head. Easy to get to off of Blowing Spring Road with plenty of parking.
2. Under the bluffs on the south end of Lake Ann. A bit of a hike but a super rad spot for photo and cheering on the riders.
3. Trail Course Split off of Commonwealth Road. Easy parking and a quick hike to the trail.
4. North end of the Ledges. An easily accessible spot great for grabbing some chairs and watching the riders roll in.

Epic Rides will identify key areas on the course that provide fun viewing for spectators as well as helpful presence for the riders when they need it most. This information will be shared through the Oz Trails Off-Road Facebook page plus posted here prior to event weekend. Please stay tuned…

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