A wide shot of racers at the starting line.


This spring, the OZ Trails Town Series presented by Bike School Bentonville returns for its fourth season! This five-week short track mountain bike race series is family-friendly and provides racing opportunities for people of all skill levels.

Female racer at the start line.



This year’s series begins on Thursday, March 30 and takes place at the Ironhead property in Bentonville. Riders of all race experience are welcome and encouraged to participate – young kids with a strider or pedal bike, junior riders, NICA Student Athletes, Women’s A/B/C, and Men’s A/B/C. There will also be an E-bike category again this year! If you’re not feeling ready to race, you’ll want to still come and spectate alongside the Bentonville community on the sidelines (don’t forget your cowbell!).




Race commentator interviewing a teenage racer after their race.



The event dates for 2023 (pending weather) are:

  • March 30
  • April 6
  • April 13
  • April 30
  • April 27




Race commentator holding a microphone and score sheet.


Start times and duration for the races are as follows:

  • 3:30 pm – Day of/Onsite Registration Opens, Course open for pre-ride
  • 4:30 pm – Juniors 9-12 (10 min – 2 laps on full course)
  • 4:45 pm – Junior Boys 13-18 (20 min)
  • 5:05 pm – Junior Girls 13-18 & Women’s C (20 min)
  • 5:25 pm – Men’s C & E-Bike (20-25 min)
  • 5:45 pm – Men’s B (25 min)
  • 6:10 pm – Women’s B (25 min) & Women’s E-bike (20 min)
  • 6:40 pm – Men’s A (30 min)
  • 6:40 pm – Women’s A (30 min) (1 min. following start of men)



You can find links register for each race on this page. We hope to see you there! Follow Ozark Outdoor Foundation and Bike School Bentonville for any event updates as the series gets going this spring!


Stevie Emmons

After living in Frisco, Texas, for nearly 15 years, Stevie and her husband, Joe, moved to Bentonville in 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and has five years of marketing experience in tourism and economic development. Her personal interests include photography, cooking, and all things dog-related. She and her husband spend their free time riding mountain bike trails, watching movies, and enjoying time on the patio at their favorite restaurants.