Ozark TrailThe Ozark Trail is a fantastic 350-mile trail through scenic southern Missouri. It is open to hiking–but only a portion to mountain biking.

MoBikeFed has aimed to create a world-class mountain bike route along the Ozark Trail, using alternative routes where trails are closed to mountain biking.

The update to Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) Road and Trail Plan, underway through the following Monday, has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring this idea to reality.

Imagine a 280-mile, seamless mountain bike trail through Missouri’s most beautiful scenery.

That is what is possible–in just the next few years–with your help.

To make it possible, though, we need the critical mountain bike trail connections through ONSR.  And they are not (yet!) a part of the trail alternatives ONSR has proposed.

–> See this amazing 280-mile Missouri mountain bike trail mapped in detail here

Please spend 5 minutes commenting in support of Missouri’s 280-mile mountain bike trail today.

  • You can leave your comment in support of more mountain biking connectivity in ONSR here
  • Your comment can be as simple as “Please implement the plan supported by the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation for expanded mountain bike access in ONSR, and allow the needed mountain bike trail connections within ONSR to create the 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain Bike System.”
  • More details, map of the 280-mile trail system, and suggested topics for public comments here

The key missing connections to complete the system are in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR).

But those connections are not yet included in ONSR’s Trail Plan.  Public comment on the trail plan ends Monday, January 15th, and we need a groundswell of support from trail lovers to ensure this key connection is made.

Thank you!  When you take time to give feedback on issues like this, it really makes a big difference.


The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is a statewide coalition of bicyclists, walkers, runners, trail organizations and related businesses which represents over 50,000 Missourians and advocates on behalf of the state’s two million ardent bicyclists and six million walkers.

Join the movement!