Brought to you by Byrd’s Adventure Center and the Ozark Outdoor Foundation.


Event Date:

Start / Finish Byrd’s Adventure Center

December 4, 2021 9am

Welcome to HIGH IN THE OZARKS! We’re glad you’re here. This gravel grinder bike ride is inspired by our eternal appreciation of the OZARK National Forest and the desire to help others see it as we do.

What It 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 It’s 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.

Gravel Grinder Event Details

Start / Finish
Byrd’s Adventure Center
December 4, 2021 9am

Online Registration:
Register at BikeReg linked below. This helps us a lot and guarantees you a shirt!
Register Now

On-Site Registration:
12.3.21 from 6 pm to 8 pm
12.4.21 from 8 am to 8:30 am

Entry Fee – To show appreciation to you, the participant, and share the greatness of the Mulberry Valley and Ozark National Forest, this event is being presented to you free of charge. The only fees you’ll incur are for camping and for your USAC 1 day license ($10) if you’re not already a USAC member. We will cover your insurance, post-ride food, beer and entertainment, and a T-shirt for the first 100 riders to sign up via Bikereg. (Link available soon)

Camping – $10 per person per night. Includes campsite + hot showers and bathroom facilities. RV sites are available if interested. Go to Byrd’s Adventure Center for camping details.

76 mile bike ride


Friday 12.3.21
12pm – 6pm  Check In at Office / Set up camp
7pm – 9pm  Onsite registration / Check in

Saturday 12.4.21
7:30am – 8:30am  Early Registration
9am  Ride Starts
5pm  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.

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