The second thirty second annual Ozark Mountain Bike Pageant shouldn’t be being canceled by covid, says Assistant Park Superintendant Tim Scott.
The joke at Satan’s Den State Park nowadays is that you simply solely reside as soon as however you may flip 32 twice: once you attain your thirty second anniversary and might’t have a good time due to covid, and one other time since you did not get to have a good time the primary time.
The family-friendly occasion will dive again into its outdated place on the mountain biking calendar Friday via Sunday with a full schedule of group path rides. After 2020 we not can say “as all the time,” however, per ordinary, completely different outings will probably be tailor-made to the wants of newcomers, intermediates, girls and women; to cyclists who personal headlamps and are not afraid of rocks in the dead of night; and in addition to these assured riders who worry nothing a few 12-mile journey that for newbies can be salute to saddle sores.
The primary newbie pleasant journey is at 2:30 p.m. Friday on the Fossil Flats path, and that night journey among the many bushes — for newcomers and intermediates — is at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Two rides Saturday will probably be workshops: At 10 a.m., intermediates can enhance their expertise throughout a 6.5-mile session on the Fossil Flats Path. And at 11 a.m. on the identical path, starting riders will endure — ahem! take pleasure in — a 6.5-mile workshop tailor-made to their issues.
However the hallmark of the weekend is its goofy video games and socializing. A reprise of 2019’s Huge Splash contest is ready for midday Saturday. Separately, riders will race downhill and launch themselves on their bikes into Lee Creek. The concept is to make a splash that impresses the judges on the other shore, who will grade every spectacle on a scale of 1-10.
They are going to maintain up playing cards with the numbers on them. The winner will get … moist, and so does everybody else.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, a child-friendly expertise course will probably be open close to the campground. And after the 4 p.m. poker run on the Fossil Flats Path, on the 7 p.m. cookout, of us can make amends for the information in regards to the new Monument Trails to be constructed at Satan’s Den.
The standard weekend-ending 12-miler will start at 10 a.m. Sunday on the Boston Mountain Multi-Use Path in Lake Fort Smith Park at Mountainburg. All the opposite occasions are in Satan’s Den State Park, 11333 W. Arkansas 74, West Fork.
Everyone seems to be welcome and all occasions are free, though tenting shouldn’t be free. Extra details about tenting is out there by calling (479) 761-3325 or emailing [email protected]
And, to not be a moist blanket, Scott says, “Individuals should comply with the present Arkansas Division of Well being covid-19 suggestions.”