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RED STAR, AR / august 11, 2019

Registration opens July 11th @ 8pm!


Trail overview: The Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail offers about 40 miles of single-track 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 single-track 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. 

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 limited and often non-existent.

Entry Includes: 

  • Fully supported day of racing with 5-6 unique stages. 

  • Pre-Race party at the iconic Red Star School House

  • One racer meal compliments of Cycle OG.

  • All your backup gear needs onsite thanks to Mojo Bike Shop!

  • Full mechanical support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop. 

  • Medical support by Oz MTB Patrol during race and dedicated practice times.

  • Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Hydro.

  • Timing system for instant results and 100th of a second accuracy.

  • Professionally marked course with arrows and tape. 

  • Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only.  

  • AID stations and lunch mid-race

  • Professional awards ceremony.

  • Music and festivities

  • AES event swag.



  • 7PM Course map sent via email to all riders. Get Ready!


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

  • 10AM-5PM Check-In and On-Site Registration. All riders should ALWAYS have number plate on bike when riding courses. Write Emergency contact on the back of number plate.

  • 7PM-9PM Pre Race Meeting and Party at Red Star Schoolhouse

Music - Pre Race Meeting - Fun - Food available on site for purchase.  


  • 6:45AM-8:30AM Check-In | On-Site Registration | Timing Chip Pick-Up


    7:00-7:45 Amateur

    7:45-8:30 Juniors & Expert

    9:01-9:30 Pro Women and Men

  • 8:45AM Mandatory Racers Meeting


    9:00AM Amateur

    9:30AM Juniors & Expert

    10:00AM Pro Men and Women

  • Aid Station will be on course approximately halfway through the journey.

  • Stage time print out and Timing Chip TURNED OFF AS SOON AS YOU ARE BACK AT RACE VENUE- Do NOT leave race venue without returning Timing Chip.

  • 1PM Racers Post Race Meal compliments of Cycle OG. Meal available for non-racers to purchase- $10

  • 4PM Awards Ceremony

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


Race Venue Address

Headwaters School, Boston Township, AR 72752

Parking- Park your vehicles in designated spots only.

Camping- Camping and overnight parking is allowed at race venue. Please note it is dry camping only.

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 recommend you come prepared with enough water to be self-sufficient. We will provide water at the aid station during race times.

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

Food - Meal provided to racers and volunteers thanks to Cycle OG on Race Day only. Family and friends welcome to grab a plate for $10.


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

SNACKS- Have carbs and protein on hand between meals

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

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

NICE TO HAVE- Bug Spray, spare tubes and other parts.

***These are rain or shine events except under extreme circumstances and the Race Director reserves the right to adjust schedule due to any unforeseen circumstances***