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 $10. 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 Byrd’s Adventure Center. Upon your arrival, the sag wagon should already be there. If not, you did not stop to smell any roses. 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.
Dinner is catered and I will post the menu just before the ride. There is a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Gas is less than five miles away in Turner Bend. Be prepared or my son, Victor, will sell it to you for $7/gallon.
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!
You should 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).
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.