Jamie Sharp conquers the rock garden at Great Seal State Park

OMBC Great Seal State Park: Race Preview

I had never been to Great Seal State Park and the word on the street was that it could be a confusing place to ride with lots of horse trails.  I was worried I would drive all the way there and get lost on bumpy double track.  But, my assumptions about the place turned out to…

Michael Whaley of Team Breakaway Quickdirt chases me on a short warm-up before the race so  we could check out trail conditions and play with my new GoPro Hero 3.

OMBC Mohican Spring 2015 – XC MTB Race Report

I was one of the first racers to arrive on Saturday morning.  The dew was still on the grass when I was setting up the Breakaway Quickdirt Team tent and it became clear really quickly that I was going to need an ample dose of sunscreen.  Mohican State Park was the second race in the OMBC…

James Knott races mountain bikes at Mountwood Park

Mountwood MTB XC Race Report – OMBC/WVMBA

The first race of 2015 (for me at least) was a dual points race for both the WVMBA and OMBC series.  Racers from West Virginia (107 riders), Ohio (95), Pennsylvania (8), Maryland (4) & Kentucky (1) gathered at Mountwood Park near Waverly, West Virginia to push their limits in one of the largest cross country…

Jeff Rupnow leads the pack at Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park – Top 5 Reasons to Race Here…

Mountain bike race season in Ohio is ramping up.  The OMBC series has its first two races in back-to-back weekends and they are both great venues for racing.  If you want to do the whole series, then this is a great chance to get some early season points. The first race is at Mountwood, which…

Jim Costello rips it up at Mountwood.

Challenge at Mountwood: 2015 XC Race Preview

Finally… Race season is here.  The Challenge at Mountwood in West Virginia is the first XC event of 2015 for both the WVMBA and OMBC race series.  This isn’t just a good tune-up event, this is a great way to start the year.  In 2013, they had around 260 racers show up, which makes it…