October 11 - 13, 2019 Bentonville, AR
22
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9
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Event Schedule and FAQ

Event Schedule

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11th
12:00p – 9:00p : Amateur Packet Pick-Up: Epic Rides Registration Tent at Lawrence Plaza
12:00p – 6:00p : Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens
1:00p : Visit the El Yucateco Hot Sauce tent to taste the #KingofFlavor
2:00p : Mandatory Pro Racers Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes
2:00p : Pro Packet Pick-Up: The Walmart World Room
2:00p : Ozark 15 Fun Ride Start: NE B St.
2:20p : Stop by the Specialized Tent then hop over to the Start/Finish Line for the Specialized Bunny Hop and Limbo
3:00p – 8:00p : Beer Garden Opens: NE 3rd St. Grass Field
3:00p – 5:00p : Klunker Crit Registration: Epic Rides Registration Tent at Lawrence Plaza
3:00p – 4:00p : Swing by the Stan’s NoTubes Expo tent for a free sealant refresher
5:30p : Ozark 15 Course Support Concludes
5:30p : FREE Klunker Crit: NE B St. (2 Laps)
5:45p : Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: NE B St. (20 min. + 3 laps)
6:30p : Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: NE B St. (20 min. + 3 laps)
7:30p : El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Criterium Awards
7:30p : Mandatory Stan’s NoTubes Amateur Ozark 30 + 50 Riders Meeting:NE 3rd St. Adventure Subaru Main Stage

Saturday, October 12th
7:30a : Start Ozark 50: NE B St.
8:45a : Start Ozark 30: NE B St.
8:00a – 6:00p : Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens – Deals Galore
8:30a – 4:00p : Register For Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride: Epic Rides Registration Tent at Lawrence Plaza
10:30a – 8:00p : Beer Garden Opens: 3rd St. Grass Field
10:00a : Pivot Cycles PogoStick Race. Helmet and signed waiver are required, under 18 needs an adult to sign.
11:30a : Time Cut-off: Ozark 50 Participants at Back 40 & Flo Ride
12:00p : Time Cut-off: Ozark 30 Participants at Pinyon Creek Aid Station
12:00p : Stop by the Maxxis Tires tent for a chance to win a free tire!
4:00p : Ozark 30 & 50 Course Support Concludes
4:00p : Amateur Awards Party: Adventure Subaru Main Stage
6:45p : Raise A Pint To Women of Oz at the Adventure Subaru Main Stage
7:00p : Samantha Fish Takes the Stage

Sunday, October 13th
7:30a – 8:30a : Register For Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride: Epic Rides Registration Tent at Lawrence Plaza
8:00a – 2:00p : Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens
8:30a : Pro Men Backcountry Race: NE B St.
8:40a : Pro Women Backcountry Race: NE B St.
9:00a : Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride Start: NE B St.
11:00p : Stop by the Maxxis Tires tent for a chance to win a free tire!
1:30p : Pro Awards Party:Adventure Subaru Main Stage

Rider Categories

 

 Ozark 15 Fun Ridebut a challenge too Ozark 30 – Male & Female Ozark 50 – Male & Female
Ozark 30 Jr. (18yrs & Under) Ozark 50  Jr. (18yrs & Under)
Ozark 30 Singlespeed Ozark 50 Singlespeed
Ozark 30 Open (19-44yrs) Ozark 50 Open (19-44yrs)
Ozark 30 Master (45-59yrs) Ozark 50 Master (45-59yrs)
Ozark 30 Distinguished (60yrs+) Ozark 50 Distinguished (60yrs+)

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

Epic Rides will welcome the group and brief riders on important course and event updates, or changes for the following day’s activities (it’s a safety meeting).  All riders will be held to the information covered during this meeting, regardless of whether they attend.

 

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

 

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

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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