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19th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge

February 2, 2024 @ 8:00 am - February 4, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

19th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge
Link to Northwoods Trails, Hot Springs, AR.

The Buffalo Headwater Challenge presented by Adventure Subaru is a three-day, all-inclusive, “off the grid” mountain bike festival. It includes 5 meals, libations, tent and RV camping, live music, and amazing riding, highlighted by the annual “Challenge” ride on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. The “Challenge” ride consists of a 27ish mile semi-supported backcountry mountain bike experience with a few marked bailouts along the way. It’s a ride, not a race… just finishing is winning. The Challenge Plus ride comes in at 41ish miles and new this year The guided Gravel Challenge hits at 45ish miles. During your ride you will possibly encounter dj’s in the woods and of course the infamous grilled cheese and soup at the iconic fire tower. In addition on Sunday you will have the choice of joining another gravel group ride to the Buffalo Outdoor Center or using your wristband at The Buffalo Outdoor Center will get you free shuttles for the DH runs all day.

We will have post ride yoga on Saturday.

Another Sunday option will be a guided trail run.

-A limited number of primitive RV spots are available for an additional $25.00. (no hook ups)

-Tickets will be limited in quantity.

-For 5 meals, 2 live bands, free beverages,  killer routes , amazing humans, and a special swag bag you aren’t going to find a better deal!

-11″x17″ event posters are $25. They are amazing and make great gifts!

Live Music from Justin Larkin and Chucky Waggs.

Dinners provided by Phat Tire Bike Shop and Delta Biscuit Co.

Lunch at the fire tower provided by The Buffalo Outdoor Center

Searcy County Winter Accommodations.

Beverages by Trailside Coffee Co, Fossil Cove Brewery, Liquor World and the OORC

Breakfasts provided by Ozark Natural Foods and the OORC.

Searcy Hiking/Waterfalls


February 2, 2024 @ 8:00 am
February 4, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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