Mongoose Beast Fat Tire Bike at Alum Creek State Park

Mongoose Beast: Bike Review

Have you ever used a product and thought, “Wow, the marketing department really nailed it when they were naming this one?” The Mongoose Beast is just that – a beast – in both good ways and bad ways. Fat bikes are all the rage these days and I have to admit that after demoing a…

Twinkie Dollars at East Fork State Park

OMBC East Fork State Park 2014: XC MTB Race Report

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series (OMBC) held it’s final regular season race at East Fork State Park near Cincinnati.  The championship at Mohican State Park will be the final competition on October 4th. Race conditions were ideal on Sunday.  The trail was dry and dusty in spots with no…

Map of the OMBC race at East Fork State Park

OMBC East Fork State Park – XC MTB Race Preview

On Sunday, September 28th, 2014, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series (OMBC) will hold a XC MTB race at East Fork State Park near Cincinnati, Ohio.  This is the last regular season race before the championships at Mohican State Park on October 4th. Normally I like to go out and pre-ride the courses for these race…

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24 Hours of D.IN.O. 2014 – Mountain Bike Race Report

On September 6th & 7th, 2014, D.IN.O. held the 24 Hours of D.IN.O at Versailles State Park in Indiana.  It’s an endurance XC mountain bike race that can be ridden solo or as a relay team.  They had 6-hour, 12-hour and 24-hour challenges that pushed riders to their limits on an epic 13 mile loop.…

Jeff Rupnow races his mountain bike

MTB Racer Profile: Jeff Rupnow Q&A

Jeff Rupnow is a very prolific racer.  He is on the Paradise Garage Racing team and has attended every OMBC race over the last two seasons.  Jeff loves to compete.  He has been a staple on the podium this season in the Expert 35+ division and I wanted to learn a little bit more about…