Eli Orth and James Knott at the Mohican 100k

Mohican 100 2017 – The Battle of Eli

When I looked at the list of registered singlespeeders for the 2017 Mohican 100k, I didn’t recognize most of the names.  Fast guys from all over the country show up for this big event.  However, two names stuck out to me as potential competitors – Mike Whaley and Eli Orth.  Mike is a teammate of…

Breakaway Quickdirt at Mohican 100

2016 Mohican 100 – Race Report

I was crushing it.  …until I wasn’t. Everything was going according to plan.  I had a target speed and I was still on track at mile 48.  I started the race slowly on my Trek Superfly SS singlespeed (from Breakaway Cycling in Delaware, Ohio) and paced myself perfectly.  After letting my competitors ride away from…

Tim Crago races at Mohican State Park.

OMBC Mohican State Park Spring 2016 – Race Report

On Saturday, April 23rd, 200 racers took to the line for the OMBC race at Mohican State Park near Loundonville, Ohio.  It was a cool but gorgeous day and the trail conditions were pristine.  Early in the week, there were fears that rain might dampen the event, but the state park was spared the heavier rains…

Racers await the 7am start for the 2015 Mohican MTB 100.

Mohican 100: 2015 Race Report

May 31, 2015, 581 racers registered for the opportunity to tackle one of the toughest mountain bike courses in Ohio and by the end of the day 67 of them would cry mercy and receive a DNF.  Several of my teammates from Breakaway Quickdirt were riding it for the first time and they all said…

#573 Eric Grassa picks up his commemorative Mohican MTB 100

Mohican 100 – Strategy Talk

The Mohican 100 is the largest mountain bike race in Ohio, and as far as I can tell, the largest event in the National Ultra Endurance series.  It truly is a fun day of mountain biking that is worth going out of your way for.  The majority of riders are from Ohio, but last year…

Mike Hufhand competed in the Masters 100k

Mohican MTB 100 2014 – Race Report, Graphs & Photos

We couldn’t have asked for a better day for the 2014 Mohican MTB 100, which started in downtown Loudonville, Ohio.  Before the race, director Ryan O’Dell announced that almost 600 people were lined up to compete.  Temperatures throughout the race ranged in the 50s to 70s.  I arrived early without any extra clothing and it…

Mohican 100k GPS Map from 2013

Why should I do the Mohican MTB 100?

In the summer of 2013, I rode in the Mohican MTB 100 for the first time, specifically the 100k, not the 100 miler.  There was just one reason I decided to compete – peer pressure.  But, the bigger question is… Why am I going back? The Mohican 100 is the largest mountain bike event in Ohio.…