***Special Notice***

Due to the need for social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many of the events listed on our calendar have been canceled or had the dates changed. We are not currently taking down events as we haven’t received any definitives from most event organizers. WE RECOMMEND that you contact the race director or organizer before registering for any event in the next couple of months. We will attempt to keep you informed as we get more information. Thanks.

Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.


16th Annual Buffalo Headwaters MTB Festival @ Red Star School
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
16th Annual Buffalo Headwaters MTB Festival @ Red Star School

The Ozark Off-Road Cyclists (OORC) and our sister branches are happy to bring you the 16th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge Mountain Bike Festival from April 23rd through the 25th, 2021 in Red Star, Arkansas. Come celebrate mountain biking in the Arkansas Ozarks with your people. We will follow proper and suggested protocols regarding Covid-19 at the time of the event. Mask and social distancing will be likely. Lucky for us we will be outside!

Featuring the Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail System, an IMBA EPIC, brand new downhill trails at the Buffalo Outdoor Center, and some of the best gravel roads in the state, the Buffalo Headwaters Challenge is a wintertime classic(taking place in April instead of January this year)!

We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend.

All volunteers, riders, and non-riders will have to sign a waiver and check-in at registration to participate. From there you will receive information at the volunteer table regarding your shift time, meeting place, and shift captain.

You will receive an email from givepulse after the event asking to confirm your impact.  Please respond to this email as tracking volunteer efforts are critical to organizations like the OORC.

Check out the list of opportunities and signup today. We’ll see you at the Headwaters!

Note: There is very little (none really) cell service on the event grounds so plan on an amazing weekend off the grid. Cell service can be found just a 5-minute drive away though so if it is critical to check-in with civilization you’ll be able to.

Also, no pets or smoking of any kind on event grounds. We are guests to the Headwaters community and have been asked to see that we adhere to the policies and rules put in place for everyone’s health and safety.

O’Rock Epic Enduro @ Big Cedar Cabins & RV Park
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
O’Rock Epic Enduro @ Big Cedar Cabins & RV Park | Hodgen | Oklahoma | United States

Location | Big Cedar, Oklahoma at the Big Cedar RV Park

Simple Schedule |

Thursday- Practice

Friday- Check In & Practice

Saturday- Enduro Race

Sunday- Enduro Race & Awards

Full Schedule & Course Map will be sent to all registered participants proceeding online registration closing Wednesday, April 22, 2021 at 11:59PM CT.

Freeman Time Trial @ Northwoods Trails
May 1 all-day
Freeman Time Trial @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

This event will give you the opportunity to come out and set a new PR on this section of the Northwoods trails. The course will begin and end at the Waterworks trailhead and travel clockwise. Top 3 women and men will receive prizes. Everyone is sure to have a great time.

All proceeds raised for all of these events will go toward ongoing and upcoming TACO efforts, so be sure to sign up and invite all your friends!

Due to Covid restrictions no race day registration will be allowed.

Please be sure to follow social distancing rules in place and don’t forget to wear your mask when not racing.

Tour de Toad Bike Ride @ Conway Municipal Airport
May 1 all-day
Tour de Toad Bike Ride @ Conway Municipal Airport | Conway | Arkansas | United States

The 13th Annual Tour de Toad takes off on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. registration and packet pick-up) at the Conway Municipal Airport. An official event of Toad Suck Daze, Tour de Toad raises funds to increase literacy in central Arkansas, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle through a fun cycling event.

Cyclists can pick between three routes: a 10-Mile route (Family Ride), a 20-Mile route (Intermediate Ride), and a 40-Mile route (Feels like Half-Century Ride). The 40-Mile route is very hilly, and will feel just as challenging as a regular half-century route! The three routes increase in intensity as you go up in miles, perfect for all levels of cyclists! We also have an option for Virtual Riders to register — ideal for anyone who loves cycling and wishes to support Literacy Action but cannot attend the event.

Sign up for your ride here: https://www.bikereg.com/tour-de-toad

Tour de BBQ benefiting Compassion House @ Lewis and Clark Outfitters, Rogers, AR
Jun 5 all-day
Tour de BBQ benefiting Compassion House @ Lewis and Clark Outfitters, Rogers, AR

Tour de BBQ cycling event benefiting the pregnant and parenting teens sheltered at Compassion House.

The event features 50, 30, and 7-mile bike rides with BBQ Rest/Pit Stops on the Razorback Greenway Trail System.  The ride will begin and end at Lewis and Clark in Rogers.  The first 250 participants to sign up will be guaranteed a swag bag and t-shirt.  Sign up for both Tour de BBQ and Tour de Tacos and receive $10 off your overall registration.

Prizes will be given to the individual and the team to raise the most money to support these young pregnant and parenting teens and their babies living at Compassion House.

Helmets are required to ride.  COVID protocols will be in place with staggered start times of groups over the max. allotment to ensure health safety.  Masks must be worn at check-in and in areas of groups congregating of more than 8.  Masks are not mandatory during rides.  Early packet pickup will be available June 3rd, 4-6 pm at Lewis and Clark in Rogers.

The finish line will host a BBQ Grill-off event (backyard series) – separate registration fee – up to 10 teams will compete for the People’s Choice Award and be given a pork butt to grill/smoke/prepare any way they see fit.  Cyclists will be able to go through and vote on their favorite competitor.  Spectators can also buy an armband to taste test and cast their vote to join in the fun.  Grill-off competitors will have 3 categories of – pork butts, side dish, and dessert – all will be decided on by People’s Choice.  Prizes will be given to top 3 contestants.

Start Times;

50 Mile 7:00 AM

30 Mile 8:30 AM

7 Mile 10:00 AM