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Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT), non-profit organization of trail users dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.
Ouachita Challenge! The Ouachita Cycling Club is now in its second decade of presenting the annual Ouachita Challenge. This unique event in a sixty plus mile loop provides two days of mountain bike touring and racing on two of the area’s best trails. The Ouachita Trail is known for its challenging climbs, vast technical sections, and scenic views of the Ouachita River. The Womble Trail (an IMBA Epic) is known for its fast trails and scenic views of the Ouachita Mountains and valleys. For the past several years, FoOT has staffed road crossings and aid stations to make this event a success. FoOT receives a considerable amount of funding as a result of providing volunteers for the course and aid stations.  These funds are used to maintain and upgrade the Ouachita Trail. The event provides funding to the Oden School and to other local organizations as well. Ouachita Challenge 2017 The Ouachita Challenge is the premier mountain bike race in Arkansas.  On March 25-26, 2017 the Ouachita Challenge will be held for the 16th year.  This 60 mile race covers portions of two IMBA Epic Trails, the Ouachita Trail and the Womble Trail.  A Tour is held on Saturday and the Race is held on Sunday.  Both events are limited to 250 riders and all spots are filled shortly after registration opens in December.  This event is sponsored by the Ouachita Mountain Challenge Association.  The proceeds from the event go to help the non-profit groups (Oden School, volunteer fire departments, ham radio club, FoOT, Traildogs, and others) who help to put on the tour and race. For additional information: CLICK HERE to go to OC Facebook page. CLICK HERE to go to the OC webite.
OUACHITA CHALLENGE 2017 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   The   2017   Ouachita   Challenge   will   be   held   on   March   25th   and   26 th    this   year.      This   tour   (Saturday)   and race   (Sunday)   will   feature   250   riders   from   many   states   each   day.      As   usual,   the   event   will   start   and   finish at   the   Oden   School.      An   event   of   this   magnitude   requires   a   lot   of   volunteers   to   make   it   work   smoothly.     We   will   need   over   60   volunteers   out   on   the   course   each   of   the   two   days.      Please   consider   volunteering if   you   can.      It   will   involve   several   hours   of   work   and   will   have   a   great   view   of   the   racers.      You   may volunteer    to    be    a    course    marshal    or    aid    station    worker    by    e-mailing    Robert    Cavanaugh    at stonecoldrc@yahoo.com       If   you   need   to   call   Robert   his   number   is   870-490-1511.      If   you   can   work   both days   that   would   be   great,   but   if   you   can   only   work   one   day   we   can   certainly   use   us   as   well.      Give   Robert your t-shirt size when you sign up. This   event   provides   funding   to   the   Oden   School   and   to   other   local   non-profit   organizations.      The Friends   of   the   Ouachita   Trail   will   receive   a   considerable   amount   of   funding   as   a   result   of   providing volunteers   for   the   course   and   the   aid   stations.         These   funds   will   go   to   maintain   and   upgrade   the Ouachita Trail and the Womble Trail. Robert will send out the volunteer assignments about two weeks before the Ouachita Challenge weekend.