The Inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road allows participants to choose from the Ozark 25, Ozark 35 and Ozark 50 graduated route options. While "Ozark" pays homage to the Oz Trails network, each number represents the distance of each route in miles (+/-).
All three routes will challenge riders with varied rolling terrain connecting world-class purpose-built singletrack for mountain biking in the beautiful and rugged Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas.
Boasting more than 200 miles of trails connecting bike-centric communities, Northwest Arkansas has become one of the hottest new mountain bike destinations in America thanks to more than $30 million invested into trails development over the last five years. The Oz Trails Off-Road will celebrate this community investment by taking participants on numerous featured trails, including the Slaughter Pen trail system, the Back 40 trail system in Bella Vista, and more.
Not for the weak, the Ozark 50 is a big day on the bike and will also be the route for the Professional Men and Women on Sunday. Packing in a whopping 6,245 feet of climbing in 50 miles..
Following the same route as the Ozark 35, after completing Flo Ride, the route goes on to SBAT and Taylor Homestead trails before arriving at The Ledges, a technical, black diamond trail infamous for narrow, rocky singletrack along a ledge high above a creek bed, requiring laser focus and skill to negotiate.
The Ozark 50 then hits Back 40 Loop and follows the same route home as the Ozark 35.
If you're looking for a soul satisfying effort, the Ozark 50 has your name on it.
Local Trail AssociationFriends of Arkansas Single Track (fasttrails.org)
Trails in Route
More Stats for Oz Trails Off-Road - Ozark 50 - 2018 mountain bike route
Altitude min982 ft
Altitude start1,293 ft
Altitude end1,293 ft
Distance climb22 miles
Distance down24 miles
Distance flat4 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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