Ride Itinerary

IMG_56882019 Arkansas 500 Ride Itinerary

Early Bird Ride and Eats

Thursday, April 11:

Arrival Time: Noon if you want to ride the short Eureka Springs day ride with me (ScottyXR). I’m leaving around 1 pm. Otherwise, show up when you want. Thursday Camping and the Thursday Early Bird Dinner/party is FREE! I will be sending out an email containing a survey prior to the ride. This survey will ask your shirt size and whether you will attend the early bird dinner. Bring your own lawn chair. This is a fundraiser for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge so everyone camping on Thursday throw in $10 for the cause.

Friday, April 12:

All Riders be ready at 8 am sharp. After a brief rider meeting (and photo), everyone will get the chance to visit Turpentine Creek (Proceeds from your ride donation will benefit Turpentine Creek: www.turpentinecreek.org).

The end of our first-day ride will be at Mulberry Mountain Campground. Upon arrival, the sag wagon will already be there. Your gear will be inside a 30 foot locked enclosed trailer. An attendant will be there with the key to help you unload your gear. The trailer will be full. Respect your fellow riders and handle their gear gently. This gear is not cheap and deserves your respect.camp2

Dinner is catered and I will post the menu just before the ride. There is a really nice shower house on site. The campsite fee is included in your donation to TCWR, but feel free to drop a donation in the jar. I will bring firewood for a bonfire. If you need electric and other amenities email me at scott@turpentinecreek.org. Gas is less than five miles away in Turner Bend. Be prepared for my son, Victor, will sell it to you for $7/gallon. The track/route will pass directly by it in the morning.

Saturday, April 13

Coffee – 7 AM

Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Hot oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, granola bars. Coffee and Juice. Make it snappy, we have a long day ahead!

Kickstands up by 8:00 am! This route will take us through some fantastic National Forest with a lunch stop on the trail. This will be a long, hard day for sure! Eat to ride, not ride to eat!

We will arrive at Buffalo River Outdoor Center Campground in time to hook up with the sag wagon, set up camp, enjoy a great catered Prime Rib Dinner with a campfire (if you can still walk).

Sunday, April 14water crossings

Coffee 7:00 AM

Coffee 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Hot Breakfast

Kickstands up 9:00 am.

Lunch – Up to you, your group and ride leader. Jasper is a great choice for gas too!

Arrive back at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge by 4 PM.

In the morning you will be just one hour thirty minutes slab to your truck. I hope this helps those who must travel home early. The sag wagon will leave as early as possible for the Refuge.


For those adventurous riders, Sunday has a special surprise! Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch will be available for you to visit for a few hours. The day 3 tracks include directions.