We have volunteer roles to fit all types of personalities, interests, time commitments, and experience levels. If you have a talent that you don't see listed here, but would like to help out anyway, get in touch, we can use you. You too can become a part of this trail community. Join OORC today and be sure to check the calendar regularly for our next scheduled event.
Event Ride Guides
*** Currently the club is in the process of fully integrating the clubs volunteer resources with IMBA.
Currently the Ozark Off Road Cyclists offers a variety of incentives for its hard working volunteers.
As OORC's own personal way of saying thank you to its volunteers and to show our appreciation for their time put forth toward local trail efforts, our volunteers can earn what we like to call Dirt Dollars. For every hour worked volunteering with the OORC, volunteers can earn the equivalent of one Dirt Dollar that is good toward the purchase of cool mountain bike gear and other trail goods. To log your volunteer hours simply log-in to the site and fill out the the available form to Log Volunteer Hours under the How to Help tab in the Volunteer section. When you have enough hours accumulated reach out to us and we'll have a designated member contact you to verify and approve your hours before you make your purchase.
Upon the Ozark Off Road Cyclists joining forces with IMBA we are excited to also have the opportunity to provide our volunteers with additional discounts and incentives through IMBA's Teaming for Trails program. Our OORC/IMBA partners also offer deals and discounts for all types of volunteer work that supports our local chapter whether trail maintenance, helping at events, fundraising, and other local mountain bike advocacy work.
By accumulating 20 hours of volunteer work you gain access to ProMotive for 30 days. ProMotive is an online marketplace where over 100 outdoor manufacturers make their products available at significant discounts to pros and individuals who play key roles in their communities. Dirtbaggies cards are also available to volunteers who have completed volunteer work building and or maintaining trails for deals on mountain bike shorts and bibs. An OORC board member will provide you with a ProMotive.com card and a Dirtbaggies card once you have completed the required volunteer hours.
Have a promotive.com code? Redeem it now. (This page requires you to login to your IMBA.com account.)
Have a Dirtbaggies card? Redeem your Dirtbaggies code here
For more detail on how to get involved and be part of our volunteer efforts you can contact us directly or become an OORC member and join the OORC today. For more information on individual events and volunteer oppotunities check the calendar for future events or our Get Involved page (currently under construction) for more details of what to expect.
If you are a corporate sponsor or other local business that has interest in offering our OORC volunteers with additional incentives and discounts please contact us.
Doug Housley - RVOORC Branch Chair
Jeff Davis - Trails Coordinator
Marcus Broussard - Secretary
You can also check out what the crew down in the River Valley have going on by joining their Facebook Group page here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/RiverValleyOORC/
***Check back soon as we will have more information in the near future!***
Is your mountain bike club or organization interested in becoming a branch of the Ozark Off Road Cyclists?
Contact us for further details on how you and your group can become part of the OORC initiative.
Nathan Griffee - Branch Chair
Denton West - Events/Rides Coordinator
Crystal Rust - Secretary
You can also check out what the crew in Carroll County have going on by joining their Facebook Group page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1564706410460761/
Meetings will be on the second Wednesday of each month at 630 at Sparky's until further notice. Weekly rides will be Thursdays at 530 from Adventure Mountain Outfitters. Monthly rides will follow trail maintenance. The last Sunday of each month will also have a ride before and/ or after the Pints and Pedals function at Brews which is from 5-8pm.
Monthly trail maintenance day will be the first Sunday at 9am. Additional trail maintenance days are scheduled for April 26, May 3, and May 17 at 9am due to flood damage to Leatherwood and the necessity to finish Spring Garden Trail before June 6. This is also an effort to have Leatherwood in the best shape possible before the xterra triathlon May 30 and 31.
Will Wall of Ozark Mountain Ziplines offered a free zipline ride to any member who does 15 hour of trail work on Carroll County projects between now and October.
Chuck grew up in Austin, TX terrorizing the Barton Hills neighborhood on his BMX, and then graduated to a 5 speed cruiser for High School commuting. He bought his first Mountain Bike in 1988, a Specialized Rockhopper. With the Barton Hills Green Belt trails ¼ of mile from his house, he began his enthusiasm for Mountain Biking and trail development. Chuck moved to Fayetteville, AR in January of 1996 and joined the OORC in 1999, continuing his enjoyment of connecting with the Earth. He was elected to Trails Coordinator in January 2012 and since has become a more active member of the club.
Born and raised in the hills of Northwest Arkansas Brannon spent most of his youth on two-wheels. After wrapping up his collegiate career and receiving a degree in graphic design, Brannon relocated to Texas where he spent a decade in the bar and beer industry developing his event coordinating skills. Brannon moved back "home" in 2010 to be closer to family and provide his children with the quality of life that only growing up in the hills of Arkansas can offer. He immediately took advantage of the plethora of trail riding available in the Arkansas Ozarks and with his childhood passion for riding rekindled, joined the OORC in 2014 for the opportunity to make a difference in the community.
Brannon was recognized as a Volunteer of the Year by the OORC for his efforts in 2014 and would be quoted saying "I was part of a team that through blood and sweat, laid down trail that will be enjoyed by my children's children and long after I'm gone. Pretty cool.".
H.B. Fink is a native to Arkansas. Born in Little Rock and raised in Fort Smith, he has called Fayetteville home for the past twenty years. One of the things that keeps him rooted to the area are the great trails! Like Chuck, H.B. got his start in '88 with a Specialized Rockhopper when a friend suggested he buy a mountain bike. He's made lotsof good memories over that time primarily riding in Arkansas and surrounding states but also venturing to places like Moab. Although he's been biking for a long time, he's new to OORC (he was a member for a very short time in the 90's). He decided it was time to give back to the mountain biking community in NWA and make some new memories!
A native to the Arkansas Ozarks, Noel has always been an outdoorsman. As a child, he spent most days exploring the hills on his bike. After being off his bike for many years, he found a desire for a healthy lifestyle. In doing so, he was encouraged to pick up a bike once again. Jumping back on a bike was easy and brought new exciting challenges. He began on the greenway, riding with family and friends, but quickly found his passion when introduced to mountain biking. The thrill of the single track made him feel alive, and he quickly developed his love for MTB trails! With an eagerness to better his skills, Noel joined as many group rides as time allowed. During the course of these rides, he made new friends and learned the importance of what the OORC stands for and supplies for the preservation of the trails.
Noel has been a proud member of the OORC for 3 years now, and is honored to sit on the board. He truly enjoys creating opportunities for all riders to be a part of a unique community. From beginners to advanced riders…no one is left behind. Noel is an OORC advocate, volunteering to help educate others and maintain the MTB trails he so proudly calls home.
Anya Bruhin is Event Coordinator for OORC. She is also the Program Manager for Washington County with BikeNWA and NICA Head Coach at Pea Ridge High School and Coach Supporter for the Arkansas Interscholastic Cycling League. Anya is a BICP Level 2 certified instructor and has a passion for sharing mountain biking with women. She had her first major bike accident at 8 attempting to ride down “the big hill” on her family farm without the use of brakes. 30 years later she has learned that some brake is better. Anya loves riding for the amazing adventures and memories she gets to share with new friends. Anya loves trying new things, dogs, coffee, and Star Wars and hates being bored, cats, cold without snow, and fluorescent lighting.
Vincent is a recent transplant from Southern Indiana, where he discovered a love for cycling back in 2008. As a part time bike mechanic, he started leading rides back in 2014, and got involved with trail building at around the same time. Moving to Fayetteville has provided an opportunity to take both riding and involvement to the next level. He has fallen in love with the beautiful Ozark landscape, and the rough technical trails the wind through it. When he’s not on the bike, Vincent is busy running a Digital Fabrication lab for the University of Arkansas Art department, playing piano, or designing and building custom furniture.
The Ozark Off Road Cyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable soft surface trails in the Arkansas Ozarks, giving greater opportunities for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to live healthy active lives. Established in 1997, the OORC has been working with local, state, and federal agencies to preserve the natural environment for recreational experience. The OORC regularly partners with a variety of user groups, land managers, and businesses to support and run numerous outdoor recreation events including educational training in sustainable trail building, group rides, races, and trail work days. The Club is a proud Chapter Member of The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).
OORC has been instrumental in developing and building trails at Lake Fayetteville City Park, Mt. Sequoyah, Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs, Devil's Den State Park, Hobbs State Park, Lake Weddington, The Buffalo HeadwatersTrail System, Lincoln Lake and numerous other projects that are in the development stage. The OORC continues to be committed to developing safe sustainable trails to support fitness and enjoyment for people of all ages in our community - and we want you to join us in that successful endeavor.