12p – 8p Packet Pick-Up, Registration & Merch Tent Open
12p – 7p Bike Rack Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
12p – 6p Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Opens
1p – 2p Mandatory Pro Racers’ Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes
2p Ozark 15 Fun Ride Start on NE B St.
5:30p Ozark 15 Course Support Concludes
5:30p Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: NE B St. (20 min. + 3 laps)
6:15p Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: NE B St. (20 min. + 3 laps)
7:15p El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit Awards & Mandatory Amateur Riders’ Meeting – Main Stage
7:15a Pro Men Backcountry Race: NE B St.
7:20a Pro Women Backcountry Race: NE B St.
8a Start Ozark 50 Wave 1: NE B St.
8:15a Start Ozark 50 Wave 2: NE B St.
9a – 4p Downtown Bentonville Inc. Bike & Gear Expo Open
9:15a Start Ozark 30 Wave 1: NE B St.
9:30a Start Ozark 30 Wave 2: NE B St.
9:30a Darril Harp Edwards and his steel drums take the Main Stage
10a – 4p Bike Rack Brewing Beer Garden Open
11a Funk Factory takes the Main Stage
11a Time Cut-off: Ozark 50 Participants at Pinyon/Ledges Aid Station
12:30p Kyle Tuttle takes the Main Stage
1:45p Time Cut-off: Ozark 50 & 30 Cutoff at Veterans Memorial Aid Station
2p Pro & Amateur Awards Party: Main Stage
4:00p Ozark 30 & 50 Course Support Concludes
|Ozark 15 Fun Ride…but 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
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.
Amateur Wave Starts
In the interest of optimizing your ride experience, distances with 300+ 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.
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): TBA
Packet Pick-up: Friday, 12p – 3p, Bike & Gear Expo at Epic Rides Tents
Rider must present a government-issued ID and proof of covid vaccination or negative covid test to receive a packet. If you are not able to pick up 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, 1p, Main stage
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.
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…