For three decades, mountain bikers have gathered on the banks of Lee Creek for a weekend celebrating the magical Ozark Mountains and the trail system that started it all, the Fossil Flats Trail.
This family-friendly weekend has something for everyone, from a rowdy big splash competition, hosted group rides, camping, cookouts and a schedule full of various shenanigans for riders of all skill levels.
Schedule of Events
Friday April 6th
2:30pm – 30th Annual Anniversary Ride hosted by Devils Den State Park! Beginner and intermediate riders welcome on this 6-mile group ride.
7:30pm – 13th Annual Devils Den State Park NIGHT Ride! Beginner and intermediate riders welcome and lights are REQUIRED.
Saturday April 7th
The White Squirrel Rides presented by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists
9:00am – “The White Squirrel” Family Ride and a 3-mile family friendly adventure in search of the elusive White Squirrel
10:00am – Faster paced 6-mile Intermediate Riders Workshop
10:30am – Annual Ladies Ride at Fossil Flats: 6-mile group ride open to beginner and intermediate riders
11:00am – 4-mile Beginner Riders Workshop
12:00pm – “Cannonball” big splash contest
1:00pm – 6-mile group ride as we take a different approach in our search by riding the trails… backwards! Open to beginner and intermediate riders.
2:00pm – Kids Skills Clinic for the youngest riders on a beginner friendly obstacle course
2:30pm – Intermediate Group Ride featuring 10+ miles of brisk riding on portions of Hwy. 74, the historic Butterfield Hiking Trail, and Fossil Flats
4:00pm – Annual Poker Run
6:00pm – Team paddle boat race at Lake Devil Pool Pavilion
7:00pm – 30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival Cookout sponsored by Rogue Trails at the Lake Devil Pavilion
Sunday April 8th
9:00am - Based on feedback we're working on something special featuring a big day on the bike. Stay tuned for more details!
While the 30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is FREE to attend, if you plan on staying the weekend (and you should) camp grounds can be purchased at Devils Den State Park by calling 479-761-3325. For updates and more details on the event, please follow the Facebook event page.