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By: Abi Jackson
07/03/14 08:12:32 AM

The refuge (fenced portion of the area) is closed to vehicles until further notice due to road damage from a recent flash flood. Foot traffic is allowed.

By: Matt Atnip
07/02/14 10:23:54 AM

Join a couple hundred OTA volunteers, young and old, as we take to the woods to build some trail and spend a day sharing a common denominator...a passion for the Ozark Trail. Made possible by the generous support of REI, this one will really be a 'MEGA Event'. After a couple years away, we are returning to Bass' Resort to work on much needed re-routes on the east side of the Berryman Trail. Stephen and Julie Bass have been great supporters of the OTA and it feels like "Comin' Home" to base there once again!

Join us and be part of the legacy of the Ozark Trail. Make new friends and lasting memories as we build new trail through the hardwood/pine forests on the popular Berryman Loop.

Also: Free camping Friday September 26th & Saturday night the 27th at Bass' River Resort, complimentary lunch on the trail Saturday and an evening BBQ, live music by Rosewood, raffles, a big bon fire and more.

This event fills up quick, so be sure to reserve a spot today. Let's see if we can build one mile of OTA quality trail in one day!

By: Matt Atnip
06/24/14 04:55:27 PM

This Thursday, June 26th beginning at 5pm at all Alpine Shop locations, $5 gets you a stainless steel pint “glass” filled with a frosty adult beverage and a ticket for a refill. You will also be entered into a drawing for a pair of Chaco sandals. $5 of each purchase over $100 made that evening will be donated to the OTA along with the pint proceeds.

Come raise a pint to the OTA at the Alpine Shop!

More info

By: Abi Jackson
06/16/14 08:45:54 AM

Sign up today to secure your Limited Ozark Trail Mountain Bike Membership. This Limited Membership is dedicated to raising funds for trail maintenance activities performed by Ozark Trail Association, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The OTA’s mission is “To develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged natural beauty of the Ozark Trail”. The OTA in conjunction with many land managers and owners have built and continue to maintain over 350 miles of backcountry trail in Missouri, all designated as “Ozark Trail”. Through this limited membership, members are offered the opportunity to participate in the “OT100MTB”, an Annual Mountain Bike Trail Ride and BBQ event. This special Membership level is limited to 250 total members.

The Annual Ride is a point-to-point 100 mile Endurance Cross Country Mountain Bike Event held on the Ozark Trail through the Mark Twain National Forest in South Central Missouri. The trail ride is 101 miles with 98.5 miles of remote backcountry single track trail with several water crossings and approximately 12,000 feet of elevation gain. The trail surface varies from dirt and gravel to moderately rocky technical trail with miles and miles of ups and downs. The longest section of road is gravel and only 1 mile in length.

WARNING - This mountain bike ride will be very difficult and extremely strenuous. Please ensure you are properly trained to attempt this event. Do not over estimate your ability. This is remote singletrack. There are no services along this route other than the listed Checkpoints. You should be fully self sufficent. Cell Phone reception is very limited. Filter all water along the course and know your water source. Paper maps and compass are recommended.

Paper maps are available here.

The start date/time for this Ride event is Sunrise - Saturday, September 6th, 2014….Or about 6:35AM.

Event Start Line/Packet Pickup – OT and USFS 2312 (37.43324° N 91.14474° W).

Checkpoint 1 – OT100 – 28 Miles – Reynolds County Road 835 (37.57566° N 91.04636° W)

Checkpoint 2 – OT100 – 46 miles – Iron County Road 72 (37.68217° N 90.99654° W)

Checkpoint 3 – OT100 – 68 miles – Hazel Creek Campground (37.83821° N 91.01568° W)

Checkpoint 4 – OT100 – 79.5 miles – Berryman Campground (37.92986° N 91.06282° W)

Finish – OT100 – Mile ~100.0 – Bass River Resort