The Ride

The ride is the brain storm of Paul Sidio and Barry Cole as they were wanting a point to point 100 mile ride with similar challenges posed by the big rides on each end of the country. What they came up with was to be now called the Ozark Trails 75/100 Endurance Ride. It shares alot of similar aspects to the rides on each side of the country, those being the Tevis Cup on the west and the Old Dominion on the east but the Ozark Trails 75/100 is held right here in the middle of the country through the Mark Twain National Forest in the state of Missouri. It follows the historic Ozark Trail from Bass River Resort outside of Steelville, MO 75 miles to Brushy Creek Lodge outside of Black, MO. The ride is an elevator ride where the 75 milers can elevate to the 100 for a completion only. It is sanctioned by AERC and also OCER.

The Location

The start will be at 5:oo am on Saturday September 22rd atBass River Resort with a controlled start and both the 75 and 100 will finish the ride at Brushy Creek Lodge. It will be your responsibility to contact both establishments for your reservations. Both have electric and water sites and almost unlimited primitive camping. Containment for your horses at Bass River Resort must be in their primitive camping area only. Brushy Creek Lodge has primitive camping as well as 32 full hook ups. Horses must be stalled. There are 92 stalls available at the facility. There are cabins available at both facilities as well as shower houses. Assistance with shuttling trucks and trailers from the start at Bass River to Brushy Creek will be available for a fee. If you do not have a crew, we can have your supplies delivered to the vet checks for you.