14th Annual Buffalo Headwaters MTB Festival

Friday, January 25th to Sunday, January 27th, 2019

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We're giving away over $3000 in festival passes! Signup to volunteer for any 4-hour shift and the weekend is on us!*

The Ozark Off Road Cyclists (or OORC) is stoked to present the 14th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge Mountain Bike Festival January 25th through the 27th, 2019 in Red Star, Arkansas. Come celebrate mountain biking in the Arkansas Ozarks… with 500 of your closest friends!


Featuring the Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail System, an IMBA EPIC, the Buffalo Headwaters Challenge (or BHWC) is the OORC's annual membership drive.

We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend!

*While you have to be a member to participate in the rides (liability), all volunteers will receive a complimentary festival pass ($50 value) as recognition for their efforts! This means that if you are already a current member of the OORC, you can attend the event weekend for FREE just for helping out a little with the festival.

The festival pass includes 5 meals, 3 days of riding, live music both Friday and Saturday night, camping, and event swag... all inclusive!

It is requested that all volunteers check-in at the Headwaters School 15 minutes before their shift starts. Some task, like registration, require a little pow wow before they kickoff.

We will have a volunteer sign-in and waiver we request everyone ink prior to starting their shift. Tracking volunteer efforts are critical to organizations like the OORC.

Checkout the list of opportunities and signup today. We'll see you at the Headwaters!

Note: There is very little (none really) cell service on the event grounds so plan on an amazing weekend off the grid. Cell service can be found just a 5 minute drive away though so if it is critical to check-in with civilization you'll be able to.

Also, no pets on event grounds. We are guest to the Headwaters community and for liability reasons they have a no pet policy... so we do to.

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Opens Nov 27, 2018 4:37pm
Registration Closes
Jan 23, 2019 5:00pm or when space runs out.
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70 Positions Filled | 21 Impacts | 80 Hours

Shifts (19)

1 - 7 of 7 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Gravel Course Marking12:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT) Pretty painless volunteer opportunity to hop in with our course marshal and spend the afternoon...1/1Over
Friday Event Setup12:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT) Lets get this party started! Looking to get your volunteering out of the way? Signup...2/2Over
Friday Evening Onsite Registration2:30pm (CT)6:30pm (CT) All attendees are required to go through onsite registration (only once) for the weekend. Signup...7/7Over
Friday Evening Parking Attendant3:00pm (CT)7:00pm (CT) Signup to assist our FOORC branch with parking for the festival. We'll have 3 designated...4/4Over
Friday Evening Dinner Volunteer3:30pm (CT)7:30pm (CT) Signup to assist in prepping and serving a meal for your hungry friends, with some...5/5Over
Friday Evening Bartender6:00pm (CT)10:00pm (CT) The most popular volunteers! Signup to assist in serving cold beverages to the thirsty lot!...2/2Over
Friday Evening Parking (2nd Shift)7:00pm (CT)10:00pm (CT) Folks tend to trickle in throughout the evening and having a couple volunteers to continue...2/2Over

1 - 8 of 8 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Saturday Morning Onsite Registration6:30am (CT)9:30am (CT) All attendees are required to go through onsite registration (only once) for the weekend. Signup...7/7Over
Saturday Morning Parking Attendant6:30am (CT)9:30am (CT) Signup to assist our FOORC branch with parking for the festival. We'll have 3 designated...4/6Over
Saturday Morning Breakfast Volunteer6:00am (CT)9:30am (CT) You'll have first dibs on the coffee! Signup to assist in prepping and serving a...6/6Over
Saturday Dinner Volunteer (AM - Smoker)7:00am (CT)11:00am (CT) Know your way around a smoker? Signup and fire up the OORC smoker to get...1/2Over
Saturday Aid Station Assistant/Runner10:00am (CT)2:00pm (CT) Not up for Saturdays Challenge ride? Want to help with our party in the woods?...4/4Over
Saturday Dinner Volunteer (Day)11:00am (CT)3:00pm (CT) Know your way around a smoker? We want you! This daytime opportunity will focus primarily...2/2Over
Saturday Dinner Volunteer (Evening)3:30pm (CT)7:30pm (CT) Signup to assist in prepping and serving a meal for your hungry friends, with some...6/6Over
Saturday Evening Bartender6:00pm (CT)10:00pm (CT) The most popular volunteers! Signup to assist in serving cold beverages to the thirsty lot!...2/2Over

1 - 4 of 4 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Sunday Morning Onsite Registration6:30am (CT)9:30am (CT) All attendees are required to go through onsite registration (only once) for the weekend. Signup...2/2Over
Sunday Morning Breakfast Volunteer6:00am (CT)9:30am (CT) Signup to assist in prepping and serving a meal for your hungry friends, with some...6/6Over
Sunday Cleanup Volunteer10:00am (CT)2:00pm (CT) Ah... our favorite volunteers! After a weekend of shenanigans our cleanup volunteers are by far...6/6Over
Sunday SAG Driver10:00am (CT)4:00pm (CT) Have a vehicle that can haul 4 cyclists and bikes, and possibly a photographer too?...1/1Over

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Jay Mihalevich wrote on November 18th, 2019

Were some people taken out If they were not registered at the time of sign-up?

John Goins wrote on January 3rd, 2019

I plan on helping with cleanup on Sunday. I don't know if I can stay all the way tell 2 but I'm planning on it.