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…

James Knott mountain bikes at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

OMBC Chestnut Ridge Metro Park – Mountain Bike Race Preview

On Sunday, September 14th, 2014 the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series (OMBC) will hold race #9 at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park near Canal Winchester, Ohio, approximately 18 miles southeast of downtown Columbus.  It’s been dubbed the “Race on the Ridge”. First Time at the Ridge Chestnut Ridge is a relatively new trail and is built…

Experts start the OMBC race at Dillon State Park.

OMBC Dillon State Park XC MTB – Race Report

It was a beautiful day at Dillon State Park.  The Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series was holding it’s 9th race of the year.  The sun was out and temperatures were expected to rise from the mid-70s to mid 80s.  Earlier in the week there were two nights of rain and that may have scared away…

Cory Knight mountain bikes at Dillon State Park

OMBC Dillon State Park 2014 – XC MTB Race Preview

On Sunday, August 24th, 2014, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship series is holding a race at Dillon State Park.  The race is appropriately nicknamed “Dillon Rocks” because of the rocky terrain it traverses.  The 2014 course should be similar to the 2013 one and by my GPS that includes about 14.25 miles and 1500 feet…

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OMBC West Branch State Park 2014 – XC MTB Race Report

The Ohio Mountain Bike Championship series (OMBC) held race #7 at West Branch State Park in Ravenna, Ohio on Sunday August 10th, 2014. The social media rumor mill was warning about swampy conditions at West Branch so I was a little nervous on the drive up.  The previous year the course did not dry as…

OMBC mountain bike race at Lake Hope State Park

OMBC Lake Hope State Park 2014 – Race Report

It was 2 a.m. and the alarm on my iPhone was begging me to get out of bed.  I went to sleep early but still had less than 5 hours of rest.  I immediately began packing my car for the 9-hour drive to Lake Hope State Park near Nelsonville, Ohio. My family had spent a…

James Knott mountain bikes at Lake Hope State Park

OMBC Lake Hope – Race Preview

This is how much I like Lake Hope – I am on vacation in Delaware and I am going to wake up at 2am on Sunday morning to drive back for the race. But, like I said, I am vacation so I am going to try and keep this short.  I have to go play…