29th Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

From Apr 07, 2017 14:30 until Apr 09, 2017 12:00
Posted by Chris Davis
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Mark the calendars and don't miss the Free* Family Friendly, weekend long, 29th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival at Devil's Den State Park... the birthplace of Mountain Biking in the Ozarks! Friday April 7th thru the 9th, 2017! Featuring: "The White Squirrel Rides" Hosted by the #OORC including guided mountain bike rides for all skill levels from beginner to expert! "Legend tells... Of a White Squirrel spending it's days Hiding in the tree tops of Campsite A Lucky the few who spy'em with eyes Photographic proof could win'em a prize" #whitesquirrel Plus... -Strider friendly Kids Skills Clinics And... -Festival Cookout and Pedal-Made Ice Cream that includes spectatur friendly events like an Unrideable Bike Challenge, and the infamous Paddle Boat Racing! Event Schedule: Friday April 7th 2:30pm - The 29th Annual “Anniversary” Ride hosted by Devil’s Den State Park FOSSIL FLATS - Celebrate 29 years of mountain biking at Devil’s Den with a ride on one of the first mountain bike trails in the state. SPEED: Beginner to Intermediate DISTANCE: 6 miles 7:30pm - 12th Annual Devil’s Den State Park NIGHT Ride FOSSIL FLATS - Join BIG JOHN SANDY for the 12th Annual Devil’s Den NIGHT Ride and a ONCE A YEAR experience as the trails normally close at dark! SPEED: Beginner to Intermediate DISTANCE: 6 miles NOTE: All riders must have TWO sources of light and please use good judgment if considering taking children. Saturday April 8th 9:00am “THE WHITE SQUIRREL” FAMILY RIDE at FOSSIL FLATS - Join FLIP PUTTHOFF and BOB CABLE on a family friendly adventure in search of the elusive White Squirrel on some of the earliest Arkansas single track! SPEED: Novice DISTANCE: 3 miles 10:00am INTERMEDIATE RIDERS WORKSHOP at FOSSIL FLATS - We’ll focus on enhancing rider’s technical mountain biking skills and picking better lines SPEED: Intermediate DISTANCE: 6 miles 10:30am ANNUAL LADIES RIDE at FOSSIL FLATS – Sorry bros, but this rides for the ladies! SPEED: Beginner to Intermediate DISTANCE: 6 miles 11:00am BEGINNER RIDERS WORKSHOP at FOSSIL FLATS - We’ll focus on rider’s basic bike handling skills, and ascending/descending while negotiating rugged terrain SPEED: Beginner DISTANCE: 4+ miles 12:00pm LEE CREEK SHENNANIGANS at the LEE CREEK CROSSING – We’ll take a mid-day break with spectatur friendly Mountain Bike competitons featuring the Lee Creek Water Crossing including a “Cannonball” big splash contest and slow races… in the creek! 1:00pm “THE WHITE SQUIRREL” EXPEDITION RIDE at FOSSIL FLATS – There’s a good chance that elusive White Squirrel eluded us this morning. Join us as we take a different approach in our search by riding the trails… backwards! SPEED: Beginner to Intermediate DISTANCE: 6 miles NOTE: For rider safety the hosted rides are directionally clockwise. This will be the days only official opportunity to experience the trail from a counter clockwise direction. 2:00pm KIDS SKILLS CLINIC Hosted by– Develop your cycling skills on our beginner friendly obstacle course with skinny’s, teeter-totters and more! START & END: Campsite “A” near site 14 2:30pm INTERMEDIATE GROUP RIDE at FOSSIL FLATS– Join us for this brisk group ride on portions of Hwy. 74, the Historic Butterfield Hiking Trail and Fossil Flats including the day’s longest descent, ascent, and mileage SPEED: Intermediate DISTANCE: 15 miles START & END: Fossil Flats Trailhead in Campsite “A” near site 15. 4:00pm “THE WHITE SQUIRREL” POKER RUN at FOSSIL FLATS TRAIL – Join us as we conclude the day’s search for The White Squirrel on this family friendly ride to five different stops on the trail, collecting cards to build a poker hand. Take your cards to the Cookout at 7pm, where the best hands will win sweet swag! SPEED: Novice DISTANCE: 3 miles 5:00pm TRIALS GROUP RIDE at LAKE DEVIL DAM Hosted by NWA BIKE TRIALS– Join RYAN BRATTON and the NWA Bike Trials riders for this spectator friendly trials group ride or watch as they navigate the Lake Devil Dam! A can’t miss exhibition by some of the top technical riders in NW Arkansas! START & END: Pool Pavilion 6:00pm PADDLE BOAT RACES at the LAKE DEVIL POOL PAVILLION – Think you’ve got the legs left to compete in spirited team paddle boat races after a full day of Ozark Mountain Biking? Grab a buddy and hop on board for this spectator friendly competition and claim bragging rights for the day! 7:00pm The 29th ANNUAL OZARK MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL COOKOUT at the LAKE DEVIL POOL PAVILLION Hosted by DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK – Join CHEF DARRELL COX and State Park Employees in celebrating 29 years of mountain biking at Devil’s Den with burgers hot off the grill and then take a spin on the Ozark Off-Road Cyclist’s Ice Cream Bike and pedal your way to some delicious “Pedal-Made” Ice Cream. Bring your cards from the poker run to claim your swag! Camping Available all weekend! Reserve your spot today! (479)-761-3325 Please support the businesses & organizations supporting mountain biking in the Ozarks for the 29th year! The Can't Miss FREE family friendly festival of the year... load up the bikes, load up the kids, load up the pets (animals must stay on leashes while attending the State Park) and come make lasting mountain bike memories at Devil's Den State Park! *Participation in the festival is free for all, there is a small cost for camping