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Welcome

Ozark Off Road Cyclists

The Ozark Off Road Cyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable soft-surface multiuse trails in the Arkansas Ozarks and River Valley, giving greater opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to live healthy active lives.  Established in 1997, the OORC works with local, state, and federal agencies to conserve the natural environment for recreational experiences. We regularly partner with a variety of user groups, land managers, and businesses for numerous outdoor events including educational training in sustainable trail building and maintenance, volunteer opportunities, and mountain bike races and rides. The OORC is a proud Chapter Member of The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). Click the logo below to join today.

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Accomplishments

OORC in Action

The OORC has been instrumental in the development of trail systems at Lake Fayetteville, Mt. Sequoyah, Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs, Devil's Den State Park, Hobbs State Park, Lake Wedington Recreational Area, The Upper Buffalo, Lincoln Lake, the Runway Bike Park, the Great Passion Play, Gregory Park, City Lake in Siloam Springs and numerous other projects. We are committed to developing sustainable trails to support multiple user groups including hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners while identifying appropriate opportunities for mountain bike progression.

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Accolades

2011

Awarded Volunteer Club of the Year by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association for rehabilitating Lake Fayetteville Trail

2011

2012

Awarded Volunteer Club of the Year by City of Fayetteville for completeing the Lake Fayetteville Trails system enhancement

2013

Awarded grant by the Walton Family Foundation to build and enhance 30 miles of trail at the Buffalo Headwaters

2013

2014

Accomplished preserving Mt. Kessler by partnering with Mt. Kessler Greenways and Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association bringing awareness to the community about unmatched beauty and need to preserve Kessler mountain.

2016

Awarded private and public funding to oversee Phase 1 construction of multiuse trail and additional recreational amenities at Siloam Springs City Lake

2016

2017

Awarded grant from the Walton Family Foundation to oversee the creation of cycling optimized flow lines, a skills park, and pump track at Gregory Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fostered 1100 volunteer hours towards the construction of a new multi-use loop for hikers, bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers.

2017

Awarded private and public funding to oversee the construction of a bicycle playground and skills course in Huntsville, Arkansas.

2017

2017

Awarded grant to secure the purchase of 40-acres of property adjacent to Mt. Kessler. The purchase preserves open-space and existing trail, while creating future opportunities for access to additional communities.

2017

Selected as Volunteer Group of the Year by the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department.

2017

2017

Selected as Volunteer Group of the Year by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA).

2017

Selected as the Trails Organization of the Year by the Arkansas Trails Council, a council with representation by all trail user groups.

2017

2017

Consulted for the City of Eureka Springs on construction of downhill trail additions to Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, publicly advocating for development and working with City Leaders to secure funding.

2017

Consulted for The Great Passion Play on 600+ acre trail masterplan, working with their leadership to secure funding for multi-phase trail development in Carroll County, Arkansas.

2017

2018

Served as lead consultant on concept, planning, and construction of the Runway Bike Park at the Jones Center in Springdale, Arkansas.

2018

In partnership with the Pea Ridge ISD and the Arkansas NICA League, successfully fostered volunteer efforts to construct “The Grove” trail system on public school property in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

2018

2018

Awarded private and public funding to oversee Phase 2 development at Siloam Springs City lake including the regions first “Canopy” boardwalk and a bicycle skills park and asphalt pump track for the communities of Western Benton County.

2018

Consulted for the City of Alma, raising private funding to master plan 450+ acres of public park property at Lake Alma in Alma, Arkansas. City leadership unanimously approved master plan and volunteer construction began in 2019.

2018

2019

Awarded private and public funding to oversee development of Colley Park in Van Buren, Arkansas. Once complete, the park will include multiuse and cycling optimized soft-surface trails – a first for the Van Buren community.

2019

Nominated as a finalist for the Arkansas State Tourism 2019 Henry Award for ‘Outstanding Volunteer Service’, presented to a community, individual or organization that through outstanding volunteer spirit has made a substantial contribution to Arkansas’ tourism industry.

2019

2019

Launched the Kessler Campaign – a community supported trail project to raise $125,000 towards future trail development on Kessler Mountain in Fayetteville, Arkansas.