The Ozark Off Road Cyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable soft surface trails in the Arkansas Ozarks, giving greater opportunities for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to live healthy active lives. Established in 1997, the OORC has been working with local, state, and federal agencies to preserve the natural environment for recreational experience. The OORC regularly partners with a variety of user groups, land managers, and businesses to support and run numerous outdoor recreation events including educational training in sustainable trail building, group rides, races, and trail work days. The Club is a proud Chapter Member of IMBA (The International Mountain Bike Association).
OORC has been instrumental in developing and building trails at Lake Fayetteville City Park, Mt. Sequoyah, Mt. Kessler, Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs, Devil's Den State Park, Hobbs State Park, Lake Weddington, The Buffalo HeadwatersTrail System, Lincoln Lake and numerous other projects that are in the development stage. The OORC continues to be committed to developing safe sustainable trails to support fitness and enjoyment for people of all ages in our community - and we want you to join us in that successful endeavor.
- 2014 - Accomplished preserving Mt. Kessler by partnering with Mt. Kessler Greenways and Fayettevill Natural Heritage Association bringing awareness to the community about unmatched beauty and need to preserve Mt. Kessler
- 2013 - Awarded grant by the Walton Family Foundation to build and enhance 30 miles of trail at the Buffalo Headwaters
- 2012 - Awarded Volunteer Club of the Year by City of Fayetteville for completeing the Lake Fayetteville Trails system enhancement
- 2011 - Awarded Volunteer Club of the Year by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association for rehabilitating Lake Fayetteville Trail