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.
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.
SUNDAY | RACE DAY
6:45AM-8:30AM Check-In | On-Site Registration | Timing Chip Pick-Up
CHIP PICK UP
7:45-8:30 Juniors & Expert
9:01-9:30 Pro Women and Men
8:45AM Mandatory Racers Meeting
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***