Welcome to the
2020 Ouachita Challenge!

Saturday, March 28th, 2020
to Sunday, March 29th, 2020
Friday night registration starts at 4pm
At the School.

Now in its second decade, this unique event provides a sixty plus mile loop and two days of mountain bike touring and racing on two of our 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.

With our many great sponsors and the support from numerous volunteer groups, we make every effort to assure you that your Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Adventure is a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Keep up to date on the Ouachita Challenge. Click below to ask a question, or to see updates.

Wait List for the Tour and the Race

Questions? E-mail Scott:



The 2019 race results have been posted:

2019 Race and Tour Results

Another Great Year!!!

We would also like to give a special shout out to all of our volunteer groups who help us at the event. We hear a lot of people asking “who are those awesome volunteers out there?”

We receive special help from FoOT (Friends of the Ouachita Trail) at aid stations and road crossings, HAM radio help from Ouachita Amateur Radio Association, First Responders from Cove, Vandervoort, Joplin, & Sims fire departments, registration help from CASA (court appointed special advocates), Finish Line help from Polk County Developmental Center, and help from the Oden Woods & Water Club as well as various Oden Groups.

Where do Ouachita Challenge proceeds go?

Each year we donate around $25,000 from the Ouachita Challenge to the following organizations:

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