What a day! Almost 150 riders accepted the Triple Crown Challenge! The challenge was to shred the majority of three Oz Trails in one ride. About 35-40 miles of killer singletrack. Nine states were represented AR, MO, KS, IN, WI, LA, OK, TX and CO! Over 100 riders completed the challenge and received the TCC flask!
I would like to take a moment to thank our main Challenge sponsor Jake at Newell Development for all of the support. They are doing some rad things in downtown Bentonville. Please check them out! I would also like to send a special thanks to Kevin owner of Pedaler’s Pub for serving up some delicious gumbo for our tired riders. He knocked it out of the park! And Steve at Creative Awards for the awesome TCC finishers flasks and event shirts! These folks rock!
Best part of the day for me was seeing dead riders come in and slowly come back to life after some hardy chow, cold ‘recovery’ beverages and epic story telling. A big thanks to all the ride participants!
If you enjoyed this Ozark Cycling Adventure and want to see more of them reach out to these great businesses and tell them thanks! Give them a like/share/follow on social media and #oztrailsnwa when sharing your sweet ride pics from this Challenge!
Newell Development – Specializing in sustainable, community-centered design and construction. And loves to support the cycling community!
Pedaler’s Pub – Provider of delicious chow for some hungry souls. So good!
Creative Awards – Creator of the Triple Crown Challenge flask and event shirt.
CLIF BAR – Supplying much needed energy for the aid station. #feedyouradventure
Gearhead Outfitters – Generous host of the ride start and staging.
OZ TRAILS – COME RIDE THE OZ TRAILS!
Filled up the lot pretty quick!
Staging. Thanks Gearhead Outfitters for hosting the start!
A BIG thanks to Ben Craig for the suggested route, killer maps and on ride support.
And they’re off!
Dropping in…into the Pen.
The hills are alive!
Chilling at Blowing Springs Park. About to tackle the Back 40.
CLIF BAR provided the energy at our aid station. #feedyouradventure
“Best CLIF product EVER!” #feedyouradventure
The fastest group finished right around the 4 hour mark. About 3 hours and 30 minutes of moving time.
BOOM! Let the story telling begin!
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Our youngest finisher Samuel G and his pops. TCC flask time! He’ll be filling that flask with OJ I’m told! Well done!
BOOM! Chowing down on some delicious Pedaler’s Pub pizza. Well done!
Check out this video recap by Adam B. Thanks man!
Stay tuned, the next challenge is brewing…TCC Fayetteville?? December? #oztrailsnwa
Total climbing: 3102 ft
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