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…

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…

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…

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…

Quickdirt’s 2015 Race Schedule

It’s that time of year.  Race promoters are starting to announce their 2015 dates and I decided it was about time to figure out my race schedule for the year. Thanks to Nahum Burt, who races for Breakaway Cycling in Delaware, for the inspiration to do this.  He sent me his schedule and I made…