This free festival will serve as an annual coming together of Northeast Tennessee's outdoor recreation community. It serves as a one-stop shop to experience all of Northeast Tennessee's outdoor recreation opportunities. By increasing awareness of our natural assets and encouraging residents to live healthy lifestyles, the Meet the Mountains Committee hopes this festival increases opportunities for growth of our outdoor recreation economy. The best outcome is enhancing the livability of the community. The Meet the Mountains Committee invites you to come be a part of making a positive impact in our region by participating in some or all of the activities bundled together for this event.
All participants will enjoy a neutral roll out from downtown Bentonville into the foothills of the Ozark mountains, once they’ve entered the shade cast by the forests expansive Pine tree canopy participants will connect a selection of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) finest singletrack, occasional double track and paved segments.
During your visit to Northwest Arkansas, enjoy three days of event festivities while being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s New American Town vibe and feel welcomed by a unique southern hospitality extended to the outdoor enthusiast.
With an award in the form of a custom designed mason jar filled to the brim with locally produced pimento cheese, top-notch free live music, a cold beverage from Four Peaks Brewing (gratis) and the comfort of Bentonville’s storied town square and quaint downtown waiting at the finish for all Off-Road participants or cheering for the pro’s in their pursuit for the $160,000 series cash purse…this is one finish line worth preparing and persevering for.
Epic Rides anticipates The Oz Trails Off-Road having a 95%+ finish rate. Bring your endurance and jedi singletrack handling skills and you’ll do just fine.
You shouldn’t need an excuse to come rip in DuPont or Pisgah but you're officially out of excuses. The Oskar Blues REEB Ranch,The Bike Farm, and Oskar Blues Brewery are teaming up to bring your favorite manufacturers to Western North Carolina and the best trails on the East Coast. We’re talking two full demo daze, shuttles and group mountain bike rides in Dupont and Pisgah with The Bike Farm, Oskar Blues beer and food, pump track and dirt jumps, and killer live music. Want to camp out the entire weekend? We gotchu covered.