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By: Matt Atnip, Executive Director
06/09/15 11:56:19 AM

REI Grant Awarded!!

The OTA wishes to thank REI for a surprising grant in the amount of $15,000 to support our efforts on the Current River Trail / Round Spring section of the Ozark Trail. The application we submitted noted a limit of $10,000 for each grant but REI saw fit to bump the amount by an additional $5,000!

The stretch of trail this grant underwrites will be part of an extension from near Round Spring into the Camp Zoe area from the south and a connection from Current River State Park to Camp Zoe on the north and west. The trail south of Round Spring, the last piece of trail designed by John Roth yet to be built, is awaiting environmental assessment approval. We are hoping to have both pieces completed by the end of 2017. This will create a spectacular 30 mile trail connecting to the Blair Creek section. It will likely be many hikers’ new favorite section of the Ozark Trail. Along with traditional hiking trips, it will open up multi-day hike and float adventures along with shorter one and two day opportunities.

Thanks! REI. Your support of our mission is vital to helping us create and maintain this world class trail!

By: Kathy Atnip
06/19/15 02:34:46 PM

Registration is open for the next OT100 Mountain Bike Race, Saturday, October 3, 2015. A new 50-mile option is being added this year and each race will be limited to 150 riders.

 The OT100 MTB is the only 100-mile point to point trail cycling race in the Midwest. And the Ozark Trail will provide an excellent setting with over 12,000 feet of elevation gain on the course, 4 checkpoints and additional water stops along with great volunteers to assist riders.

Entry fee is $110 per rider until June 1 and $125 until August 1. for any rider entering after that date, the entry fee is $150. Awards will be presented to the winners in Men’s, Womens and Single Speed Categories. Go directly to to register or see for more information, to view the race flyer and download a copy to print.

Also new this year: Ozark Trail Association cycling jerseys: wear yours for the race! See for more information and to order online.

Thanks to Jim and Wendy Davis and their team inaugrating this great race and important OTA fundraiser.

By: Matt Atnip, Executive Director
06/08/15 09:51:15 AM

We have a Winner!!

Ryan Hanlon is the lucky winner of the canoe raffle. Ryan is a long time OTA volunteer who directed the video “Mega Good Time”.  He is a crew leader and you’ll see him at almost every Mega. Congrats Ryan!!

Thanks again to Rick Wolfram for the generous donation of the canoe. The raffle raised about $1,850.

Thank you all for participating!

By: Kathy Atnip
06/01/15 07:00:27 AM

Sale Closed May 31st. Another sale will be held later this summer. Thanks!!



Want to wear OTA colors while you ride? Check out to see the design and place your order.

The jerseys are hand crafted of breathable, moisture wicking fabric with a great custom OTA look and our logo. 

Cost for a jersey is $65 and yours will arrive in early July, in time to break it in for the OT100 and OT50 Mountain Bike Races on October 3, 2015.