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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…

James Knott at Lake Hope State Park

OMBC Lake Hope State Park 2016 – MTB Race Report

The Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) met for race #5 at Lake Hope State Park on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  The humidity made the summer heat feel way warmer than it was.  There had been rain two days prior, but the trails at Lake Hope drain well and most of the trail was dry and…

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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…

Cory Knight warms up before the OMBC race at Scioto Trails State Park

Rain, Rain, Go Away. Bike Again A Different Way.

It’s hard to write a blog about mountain biking when you aren’t actually doing any mountain biking.  Between the rain, my family vacation, and getting sick, it’s been hard to get a taste of singletrack here in Ohio. Everyday I receive email updates about trail conditions and it’s more bad news. “Trail Closed” at Chestnut…

Twinkie Dollars at East Fork State Park

OMBC East Fork State Park 2014: XC MTB Race Report

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series (OMBC) held it’s final regular season race at East Fork State Park near Cincinnati.  The championship at Mohican State Park will be the final competition on October 4th. Race conditions were ideal on Sunday.  The trail was dry and dusty in spots with no…