For more information, call or Email Lori
Want to schedule a trail event? Call Parks at (417) 864-1049 or Email Catherine.
Annual OG events
Annual Membership Meeting - March
Frisco 50 Railroad Run - April
Bike to Work Week - May
Ozark Greenways Adventure Race - May
National Trails Day - June
Fall Fundraising Dinner - September
Yoga on the Trail - September
Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival / OG5K - October/November
Our Let's Go Smart campaign
Join OG in celebrating recent expansion of Springfield's on-street bike route network, by challenging yourself to think about your transportation options, whether biking, taking the bus, carpooling, combining modes, or simply planning out driving trips to be more efficient. Join the movement at www.letsgosmart.org
Work Days on Frisco Highline Mountain Bike Trail
Saturdays, As weather and timing allows (9am-1pm)
Help build the new 10-mile mountain bike portion of the Frisco Highline Trail, from Willard to Walnut Grove! Meet at Junction Cafe/Bullseye gas station parking lot on north end of Willard, at intersection of Highway 160 and FR 123. If possible, bring: water, gatorade, snacks, work gloves, chain saws, heavy rakes, loppers, pruners, machetes, shovels. Contact Chris McNeese at A & B Cycle, 866-1999. Riding the trail helps it develop too!
Bike to Work Week 2013*
Join Ozark Greenways in our fun annual challenge to get to work or school without your car at least one day during national Bike to Work Week! Whether by biking, walking, taking the bus, carpooling, telecommuting or a combination, many people try this challenge and find it not only enjoyable, but also a smart choice for many reasons.
Registered participants get a Panera Bread voucher for a free coffee and bagel or cookie... yum! And we have vouchers to give out to those who want to travel with their bike on the bus for free all that week. Find out if your workplace or school has already registered their show of support.
Visit our Drive Less page for the full scoop on how to participate. We're looking forward to hearing about everybody's experiences that week. We had over 1,500 people participate last year - it's always fun and a great way to enjoy May as Bike Month and show your support for an even more bike-friendly Springfield.
* School participation - This year's event falls on the last week of school for many, so if you're with a school, feel free to participate the week prior! We're glad to have so many kids who love to participate by biking or walking to school.
Please share our Bike to Work Week 2013 flyer if you can.
14th annual Ozark Greenways Adventure Race, Lead sponsor Bass Pro Shops
REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 7am, Frisco Trail Mini Storage in north Springfield
Our goal is to have fun and raise much needed funds for Springfield's growing greenway trail network with this fun popular race. This year's race has some new exciting twists! Teams of two and four will compete together in a day-long race including running, mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing and some surprises - with all distances and itinerary secret until race morning! We'll have a short course (3-5 hours) and a long course (7-10 hours). To get the scoop, check out the event site www.greenwayrace.org. Volunteers needed!
Help us spread the word about this fundrasier for the greenway network by sharing the event flyer!
Wildflower Ride - National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1, starts 8am, Frisco Highline Trail
This annual ride is hosted by the Polk County Bike Club on the Frisco Highline Trail. The ride starts in Bolivar and heads out and back, passing the lovely spring blooming of La Petite Gemme Prairie at mile marker 32. The ride is free this year, but they'll be accepting donations to Ozark Greenways for maintenance on the Frisco Highline Trail! For details, here is their event flyer, or go to www.polkcountybikeclub.org
Leisurely Group Rides on the Greenways
Presented by Mercy and Springbike
Call Valerie for information (417) 841-0333.