After some tough winter weather we finally caught a break and the sun shined o’plenty. With temps near 60 degrees folks were desperate to get out. I am really grateful to all those who accepted the OCA Challenge and attempted the Triple Crown. It is no small task. We issued almost 140 flasks! Congrats again on your achievement.
Great to see such a diverse bunch. From a handful of PRO level guys to folks who just started mountain biking. Roadies on MTB’s and MTB’ers riding on roads. Very cool. I enjoyed overhearing all the stories that came from a day of riding bicycles. People made the challenge their own and now have some great tales to tell. That is the beauty of riding a bicycle.
I would like to thank the ride sponsors. A collection of great businesses that support our cycling community. If you enjoyed this ride please seek them out on social media and give them a like, follow or share. Better yet stop by their businesses and check them out.
Creative Awards – Creator of the Triple Crown Challenge flask.
The Bike Route – Generous host of the ride.
CORE Brewing Company – “Recovery” beverage provider. So good!
CLIF BAR – Supplied much needed tasty energy for the ride.
Richard’s Country Meat Market – Provider of hardy chow for some hungry souls. So good! Hands down the best lunch in town for under $5.
Puritan Brew Co. – Official ride pit stop. Coffee, beer & more!
Newell Development – Specializing in sustainable, community-centered design and construction.
Matt Baxter, CPA – Best CPA in Fayetteville!
Also a special thank you to Ozark Off Road Cyclists (OORC). Years upon years of trail building and maintenance, servicing all three trail systems used in this ride. Check them out and their upcoming event The Buffalo Headwaters Challenge. Click here.
New kid on the block & official pit stop for the TCC, Puritan Brew Co. offered a generous discount to participants. A great place to end your rides. Check them out!
TCC flask time errr…ahhh! I know what you’re thinking. All I can say is you can put whatever you want in a flask. Apple juice, tea, chocolate milk, it’s a beverage container. Drummond Family Racing!
Some sweet video from John S. Thanks man!
More sweet video from Jay E. Thanks man!
Last but not least. PZ’s take. Thanks man!