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…

Racing at Chestnut Ridge Metropark

Combo’s Chestnut Ridge Time Trial – Race Report

So many big decisions… First, I had to decide between two great racing options.  331 Racing was holding a time trial at Reagan Park near Akron, Ohio on the same day that the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization (Combo) was holding a time trial at Chestnut Ridge Metropark just south of Columbus.  They both sounded fun,…

Expert racers start the race at S&S Trails

OMBC S&S Trails – 2014 Race Report

S&S Trails is a unique race on the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series schedule.  While most races are held in state parks across Ohio, this one is held on the private farm of Chris and Colleen Skinner.  As such, the race has a different feel than many of the other races. For starters, at…

Skyline of Columbus Ohio

Tour de Columbus, Ohio

The rain continued to fall in Columbus, Ohio this week, and as a result, the trails near my house were once again muddy and unrideable.  I contemplated taking a short road trip to Mohican State Park to hit the singletrack, but I was worried that with all the rain the region had gotten, that it…