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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…

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2015 OMBC Championships at Mohican: Race Report

Sunday, October 4, 2015, the OMBC held it’s annual championship race at Mohican State Park.  It was scheduled for Saturday, but postponed because of cold rainy weather.  Several people grumbled on Facebook that the course was going to be awful, but they were off in their assumptions.  Mohican absorbed the moisture and course conditions were close…

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…

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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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…