Updated 5.17.18 @8:55am

Red Star, Ark. / May 19-20

Brought to you by the Buffalo Outdoor Center the first is a qualifier for the Enduro World Series! Located at the Buffalo Headwaters School in Red Star, Arkansas. Plan to arrive and camp Friday night with racing Saturday and Sunday.

 
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Trail overview: The Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail offers about 40 miles of singletrack surrounding the highest point in the Ozark Mountains. This gem of a Midwest ride laces through the headwaters of the Buffalo National River on a mixture of narrow, hand-built singletrack and machine-cut flow trails. Features some of the best experiences available - stunning scenery past steep cliffs, turquoise waterfalls, abundant wildlife and old-growth hardwood forests.

Days on the bike: Riders can expect fast and fun, but also rowdy and technical. Timed descent over 5,000ft in 2 days and about 20 miles a day. 

Need to know: The trails at Upper Buffalo are extremely remote. Come prepared with plenty of food, water, and gas to get back home as well as a big sense of adventure. Cell service in this area is limted and often non-existent.


 
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red star enduro shirt by dig clothing co.

Limited run Red Star Enduro shirts available on site for just $25

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

Offical pre-ride of all stages. PLEASE NOTE: 2 way traffic on 2 sections of trail. Please make sure to watch for other trail users. 

2PM-7PM Check In and On-Site Registration 

7PM Racers Dinner compliments of Cycle OG 

7PM-10PM Live Music by Crescent City Combo 

SATURDAY

7AM-8:30AM Check-In, On-Site Registration, and Timing Module Pick-Up 

8:45AM Racers Meeting 

9AM Amateur Start

9:30AM Expert Start

10AM Pro Start 

LUNCH will be on course approximately 14 miles In 

Stages Printout and Timing Module Turned Off as soon as you are back at camp

7PM Racers Dinner compliments of Cycle OG 

Music and Festivites 

SUNDAY

8AM-9AM Timing Module Turned On 

9:15AM Racers Meeting

9:30AM Amateur Start

10AM Expert Start

10:30AM Pro Start 

LUNCH will be on course approximately 10 miles in 

Return Timing Module as soon as you are back at camp 

1PM Racers Post Race Meal

3PM Awards 

***Promoter reserves the right to adjust schedule due to any unforeseen circumstances*** 


Logistics

Directions
Pin drop on Red Star, AR
35°51'59.7"N 93°31'55.5"W
35.866571, -93.532072

Parking - Park your vehicles at the Headwaters School in Red Star, AR. Park in designated spots only. No parking in the ball field.

Lodging

  • Tent camping on a wide open, flat, grassy field with plenty of space.
  • Vans, RV's and campers welcome. No hook ups though.

Dogs - If you don't want to be tethered all weekend leave your dog at home. Even good dogs must be on a leash at all times.

    Water - We highly suggest you come prepared with enough water to be self-sufficient.

    Pack It In, Pack Out - If you haul it in you haul it out. Leave no trace. Respect.

    Food - Dinners provided to racers and volunteers thanks to Cycle OG. Family and friends welcome to grab a plate for $6. Lunches provided to racers mid-race both Saturday and Sunday. 


    PREPARE

    WATER - Bring more than you think you’ll need. Plan to have at least 50-60 ounces on you at all times while riding.

    GAS - Plan ahead and arrive with double the amount of gas you’d need to get back to town.

    SNACKS- Have carbs and protein on hand between meals

    SHOWERS - Since it’ll be warm this weekend the creek adjacent to the campsite will be the ideal place to rinse off. Bring a towel!

    SAFETY - This is not the time to skimp on protective equipment.

    CELL SERVICE - Plan to be out of cell service for the weekend.

    NICE TO HAVES: Sandals, sunscreen, towels, personal first aid.

    TRASH - If you pack it in, you pack it out.


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