Adventure Arkansas: 12th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge

Some local media coverage of the grand event. For this week’s Adventure Arkansas I traveled to Red Star, AR to the 12th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge. The OORC or Ozark Off Road Cyclists is a non-profit organization who’s blazing trails and making a name for themselves around the country… The executive director of OORC, Brannon Pack, helped spear head the operation. Source: Adventure … [Read more...]

The 12th Annual “Buffalo Headwaters Challenge” Mountain Bike Ride

The 12th Annual “Buffalo Headwaters Challenge” weekend hosted by the Ozark Off Road Cyclists is January 27th to the 29th 2017 in Red Star, Arkansas. 3 days of mountain bikes, music, food, and friends just 50 miles east of Fayetteville. Things kick off Friday with a campfire dinner highlighting 2 decades of volunteer trail advocacy as the Ozark Off Road Cyclists, a regional 501(c)3 dedicated … [Read more...]

Classic Ozark Mountain Biking

Making my way along the Twisted Hickory Trail I found my technical riding limits. Other riders seemed to be making similar discoveries as we passed by each other over and over again, picking through the leaf covered rocks, wet roots and tight turns. As promised, I was challenged. This was my third year to attend the Buffalo Headwaters Challenge. On my first trip I decided to focus on taking … [Read more...]

This thing’s got EPIC written all over it.

(2015 ride info) In 1972, the Buffalo River became the Buffalo National River, the first National River in the country. Most of the area surrounding the river went under the control of the National Park Service but not all. The Buffalo Headwaters is in a section of the Ozark National Forest just a ridge or two southwest of Whitaker Point. Like most areas associated with the Buffalo National … [Read more...]