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Playing in the Mud: Chestnut Ridge Fat Bike Race #2

I was convinced that the fat bike race at Chestnut Ridge on January 29th was going to be frozen and fast.  But I was dead wrong.  Despite the fact that it was 28 degrees when I pulled into the parking lot, the ground looked frosty but still had not frozen yet.  We were going to…

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OMBC Chestnut Ridge 2016 – XC MTB Race Report

On September 11th, 2016, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series (OMBC) held race #8 at Chestnut Ridge Metropark.  But before the 112 adult racers lined up, the kids took over the venue. Rick Armstrong held a kid’s clinic where dozens of children learned valuable mountain bike skills and practiced riding over obstacles like bridges, teeter…

Race start for the Chestnut Ridge Fat Bike Race

Fat Bike Race Series on Skinny Tire Bikes

Photos courtesy of Chadd Hartman, Brian Kennedy, & Paul Remonko. Because of the warm temperatures and lack of good snow, I have avoided skiing this year.  That’s bad news for Mad River Mountain, but good for the bike, which often gets neglected at this time of year. March 1st is usually the day that I…

Bryan Pack mountain bikes at Mohican State Park

Q&A: Combo Vice President: Bryan “Packman” Pack

If you mountain bike in Central Ohio, then you owe a lot to Bryan Pack.  He has been involved in Combo, the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization, for 9 years and has served in leadership roles for most of that time. Bryan is passionate about mountain biking.  But, he doesn’t just spend all of his…

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…