Start date: 06/03/2023

Registration: opens 05/20/2023
Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Off-road 🚴🏿‍♂️, 2-3 miles, 5-7 miles, 9-12 miles, 15+ miles

GID: 61075

Join us for our monthly Flagship Ride! Meeting Location @ Thaden School 410 SE Staggerwing Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712. You will look for your designated ride sign that will be color coded.  Please find the group you register for and your ride leaders will greet you.  The timeframe for the event is 10am-12pm with a post-ride social immediately following at The Hub Bike Lounge. 

We will have ride leaders for skill levels between Beginner to Advanced. 

If you're new to mountain biking OR have never done a fundamentals skills clinic we REQUIRE YOU to start with the WOZ Fundamental Skills Clinic during registration. Regardless of your riding experience we feel taking this skills course from one of our WOZ certified instructors will help improve your riding and create a better riding experience for all.

Need a bike for the Flagship? Contact our Ride Experience Partners at the Specialized Experience Center to reserve a bike for $25.

Step 1: enter the date of the Flagship ride. 

Step 2: select MTB for your demo category. 

You’ll be offered a range of Stumpjumpers mountain bikes. 

Step 3: Choose from any of the available models (size is based on your height) & add the bike to your reservation. 

Step 4: don’t forget to request a helmet if you don’t have one. 

Step 5: Enter the code “WOZjune” into the promo code box. The balance will show as zero, and you’ll pay when you pick up your bike before the Flagship ride. 

*You must pick up your bike for the May Flagship from the Specialized Experience Center on the Friday evening before the flagship.If you have any issues, please call the Experience Center directly at (479) 410-0450.

***Ride levels are based on YOUR CURRENT skills and endurance levels *** We want everyone to have the best and safest experience possible so we’ve laid out a “rating” system to help align you with the right ride group. Please review the skills, endurance, milage and proposed trails.  Being in the right group makes a better ride for all. 

At registration first choose your riding and fitness level, then choose the best description among the groups. Remember if you want to ride with a friend, register ASAP in the same Level AND Group # to ensure you'll be in the same group.  

Choose your group:

FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS CLINIC... this is the starting place
Select this group if you have never ridden a mountain bike,  it’s been a little longer than you would like to admit, OR you've never taken this clinic before….. Welcome!   You have to start somewhere and this is the place!  Even the most advanced riders need to brush up on these essential skills.  This Skills Clinic will cover the fundamental of mountain biking and then you'll hit the trail for a 2-3 mile ride. 

Skill Level 1 

Skills you can perform:
Staying upright while pedaling

Fitness Level- no requirement 


You’ve ridden on the dirt multiple times now and you are starting to get the hang of things. You are now putting those skills from the clinic into play and working on shifting, braking, and body position.  Ride 5-7 miles.

Skills you can perform:
Skill level 1+
Level pedals while riding 
Riding with one finger over L & R brake levers
Getting to know berms (those are those turns with the dirt) 

Fitness Level 1 
Able to ride 30 minutes on easy terrain
Climbing a hill on the bike might require a breather break on the way up, and at the top of the hill. (I thought hills were for going down??)


GREEN +.... New with constant improvement 
Here to add the obstacles and steeper hills, but you are taking fewer breaks and pushing the ride time and mileage.  You are attempting more rocky surfaces, bridges and to roll over roots. (Yep we just roll right over those suckers.) Distances up to 8 miles or 2 hours are doable. Down Tristan’s?  Let go up it! Ride 5-7 miles.

Skills you can perform:
Skill level 2+
Standing on level pedals in “ready” position comfortably
Getting comfortable with appropriate gear shifting 
Novice on cornering and berms 
Comfortable crossing bridges 
Okay rolling over low roots/rocks and through tight trees  

Fitness Level Required 2 
You ride 2x a week
You can handle non-stop riding for up to an hour on easy terrain, after that it’s hit or miss.
You can climb up Crystal Bridges hill without stopping, but give me a breather at the top!


BLUE ....Confident and Fit.... riding rock gardens
The rides are getting harder…  Getting quicker out of berms you are confident in shifting, comfortable on single track and open to attempting obstacles and features.  You’re getting the hang of Coler, riding most of Slaughter Pen, and may have ridden Back 40 or at least parts of it. Session some harder trails. 

Skills you can perform:
Skill Level 3+
Controlled braking
Must be comfortable cornering and with berms 
Bike-body separation are natural
Comfortable with most moderate terrain (steeper, rockier, wetter, etc.)
Confident with wide switchbacks
Able to look up the trail and anticipate shifting, position change, obstacles, etc.

Fitness Level 3 
You ride 2-3x a week on an average in season week
You can climb longer with soft pedaling as a recovery instead of stopping
You can ride moderate pace for 2 hours with minimal stops 

Feeling comfortable riding Hammer Down
Intermediate skill group: here because you’re still working on skills, but can do basic jumps, drops, and rock gardens.        
BLUE +... Confident, fit and ready for a gnarly ride! 
You’ve been riding for awhile now and tackling bigger challenges are a regular thing. You are comfortable with fast descents, rock gardens, more technical climbs and features. 

Skills you can perform: 
Skill Level 4+ Confident with bike handling skills with roots, rocks, tight corners, etc
Your tires are leaving the ground
Climbing technical terrain 
Comfortable in tight Berms/Switchbacks and exit with acceleration 
Can ride technical single track 
Able to get up and over moderate obstacles up to 6 inches off ground

Fitness Level 4 
Riding 3-4x a week 
3  hour rides are doable
Able to climb continuously without breaks 
Can ride most of Back 40 


BLACK....Advanced rider and can ride with a pro-mtb'r
Ride now, talk later.  You are up for fast paced, intense, challenging, demanding, some good ol light-hearted competition!  Be ready to ride fast, nail some jumps and drops, and possibly get a QOM in the meantime! 

Skills you can perform:
Skill Level 5+
Comfortable with drops and changing technical terrain 
Hop over obstacles  
Able to perform front wheel/rear wheel lifts (up to 6 inches as needed) 

Fitness Level 5  
Riding 4-5x a week 
Considers Rock Solid, Rock Soft, and Here's Johnny fun and challenging
Likes to session trails and hit all the features


REGISTRATION:  If you have a friend on the same ride level that you want to ride with make sure to register in the same ride level AND same group number (register ASAP to ensure this is possible). We will NOT be able to make any changes to groups unless you need to cancel your registration. This is all to deliver the best possible ride experience for each and every one of you! If you don't end up riding with your friends, don't worry, you'll have the opportunity to make new ones and see your other friends at the social afterwards. Win win!

Not sure which group to join?  A great way to know if you are ready to advance ride levels is if you were able to keep up with the ride leader the entirety of the ride and felt like you could have continued at that pace for more. If you are still unsure on which ride might be for you just contact us…..we love talking bikes.

COVID 19: Please do not join the flagship if you have recently tested positive, been around someone who's tested positive or you are not feeling well.

Cancellation/Bad Weather Policy:  If bad weather arises we aim to cancel the event by 10am the day of the flagship.  Stay tuned to social media for announcements.

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