Their trail building techniques and standards have helped countless clubs throughout the US to design long-lasting multi-use contour singletrack. They visited us in 2002 when the Berryman trail in the Ozarks was one of the first trails awarded "IMBA Epic" status.
GORC has established productive partnerships with a few of the leading bike shops and retail outfitters. We have worked with IMBA in the past, the umbrella advocacy organization that represents mountain bikers across the nation.
The Ozark Trail Association
Established shortly after GORC's formation, the Ozark Trail Association is the trail building organization that continues to create a continuous trail from St. Louis to the Arkansas border. We have been their wingman at several of the early trail parties when the Middlefork was constructed. From their very first MegaEvent to our current Adopt-A-Trail partners for the Eastern side of the Berryman, GORC and OTA have the same goal - more backcountry singletrack in Missouri.
Several of our members are OTA members and vice versa so there is a blurred line of member overlap. Each organization influences the other and two GORC members are also on the board of the Ozark Trail Association.
REI has worked closely with GORC for over 8 years assisting with our trail building events several times per year. From swag product giveaways to sending out staff to build singletrack, REI delivers on its promises to foster a strong outreach program. GORC has been the recipient of the REI Gives grant program which has directly contributed to the building of trail features and raising awareness for volunteers to come help build and maintain trail