High in the Ozarks – Gravel Grinder

When:
December 4, 2021 all-day
2021-12-04T00:00:00-06:00
2021-12-05T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Byrd's Adventure Center
7037 Cass Oark Rd
Ozark, AR 72949
USA
Contact:
479.667.4066
High in the Ozarks - Gravel Grinder @ Byrd's Adventure Center | Ozark | Arkansas | United States

The High in the Ozarks gravel ride consists of your choice of a 74-mile long course or a 45-mile short course starting and finishing at Byrd’s Adventure Center.

What High in the Ozarks Is…

This is an extreme gravel event that will test your mind, body, and soul. You will ride 76 miles and cover 8,000 feet of vertical gain over remote, demanding, and unforgettable terrain. Unforgettable partly because of relentless climbing but more so because it might be the most beautiful place you’ll ever pedal your bike.

What High in the Ozarks is Not…

This is not a race and it is not a pampered ride. And it’s definitely not flat. We have a safety-first mentality and have coordinated with local EMS providers in case of emergency, but we will have limited ability to provide on-course services beyond food, water, and medical. Your bike and in particular your brake pads MUST be in excellent condition. We will have very limited ability to provide sag support so ride within yourself, stay hydrated, and plan to finish the day under your own power.

Schedule

Friday 9.3.21
12 pm – 6 pm Check-In at Office / Set up camp
7pm – 9pm  Onsite registration / Check-inSaturday 12.4.21
7:30am – 8:30am  Early Registration
9 am Ride Starts
5 pm Food & Entertainment

Sunday 12.5.21
No organized events but feel free to stick around and ride other great gravel and road options.

What To Bring

2 Tubes, Patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool, hand pump, cash for snacks or tire boot, water/food. There will be limited supplies (water/snacks) at White Rock Mountain and a full supply of food/drinks at Summit Aid Station and also at the St. Paul General Store. Long Course Aid at miles 30, 37, 51. Short Course Aid at miles 12 and 26.

Here is an article we did a few years ago on the area.