Race Season Details
Posted on: 29 Aug 2012

Founded in 1998, the Ohio Series has
served thousands of unique racers offering friendly competition along the most challenging courses Ohio has to offer.



"Average" Race Distance by Class

20-30 miles:      

Class 1 E-Bike, Pro/Expert, Masters 50+ , Single Speed 

All Sport Divisions

5-8 miles: Novice/Beginner


OMBC Series Race Entry Fees

$40 online registration * 

Novice ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-18
years old: $20* online Registration

Kids Races for 10 and Under: $10

Timing Anklet Fee: All racers will be required to purchase a timing anklet that is good for the entire season. There is a one-time fee of $6. Once you have a timing anklet, you will be required to enter the anklet number for each race when you register online.   

Race Plates: $5 refundable fee; If you already have an OMBC race plate, you will be asked to enter the number on bikereg 


OMBC Ultra events

The Mohican MTB100 will earn racers OMBC Series Points 
pre-registration through www.bikereg.com

Mohican Trail 100, 50 mile, and Marathon Run
pre-registration at www.runreg.com



The process of registration is simple and straightforward at bikereg.com.
If you are under 18, a parent or guardians' signature is

You will receive a unique OMBC number plate. If you don't already have an official OMBC number plate, a $5 refundable deposit for your race number plate is required and can be paid for on bikreg when you register.

Modification of your number plate could result in disqualification and your plate deposit will not
be refunded.

You can turn in the number plate at the end of your race, end of the season, or even keep that same number for next season. Keeping it will further speed up your registration at future events.

 Timing Anklet Fee: All racers will be required to purchase a timing anklet that is good for the entire season. There is a one-time fee of $6. Once you have a timing anklet, you will be required to enter the anklet number for each race when you register online.   


All classes will receive race day recognition at every event, regardless of the number of racers in your
respective class. All classes will receive series points. However, five or more racers are required to form a division for race day prizes. If there are less than five racers in your division, you will be grouped with the nearest division for race day prizes. Cash awards not picked up on race day can be picked up at any OMBC Series race. However, All Prize table awards must be picked up on race day only.


E-Bike, Pro/Expert and Sport Classes only

Top Three in each full division (5 or more) 



TOP Three in each division

Pro/Expert Class receives 100%
cash payback based on $20, or cash award can be traded for prize table awards.

Masters Open 50+ Expert receives 85% cash.
payback based on $20, or cash award can be traded for prize table awards. Expert
level racers that are 50+ have the option of racing with the younger
Pro/Experts for the Series Expert Title or for the master's Open title. Each
racer must specify which class they choose at registration and points are not transferable.

If you are 50+ and no choice is specified, you will automatically be registered in the master's Open 50+ Class.

Sport Class receives 50% cash payback based on $20 entry or cash award can be traded for prize table awards.

Novice Class receives prize table awards. First place in each division receives first pick of the awards table from each division, then second place, third place and deeper if announced. Racers must pick up awards at the race. Awards will not be shipped or held over for future races.

Women's Classes: EBike, Pro/Expert, Sport, Novice

Clydesdale Class (200 lbs. & up): Sport Class

Single Speed Open: Pro/Expert Class. Must be 5 or more for race day awards.


OMBC Race Series Categories 


Long Distance Course


Class 1 E-Bike Pedal Assist ONLY: Men's and Women's


Men's Open


Single Speed


Men's 50+


Women’s Open

Mid Distance Course


Women’s Open


Men’s Open




Sport Masters 50+ 


Sport Masters 60+


Sport 15-18 


Sport Youth 12-14 


Sport Youth 8-11






Short Distance Course


Women’s Open


Men’s Open


Youth 15-18


Youth 12-14

Novice Youth 8-11 


Registration age is racer's age as of
December 31 of the current year.

There must be at least 5 to form an age division for each event. If there are less than 5, racers will be grouped with
the next higher age group. However, all division winners who complete the minimum required number of races will be recognized for year-end awards.



OMBC Kids' races are for kids 12 and

RACE Entry: $10
donations are appreciated.

2024 KIDS RACE Schedule

June 23 OMBC "Race to the
Hills" at Lake Hope State Park 

August 18 OMBC "Dillon
Rocks" at Dillon State Park 


Kids Age divisions:







Kids Race Distances are typically less than a mile for kids aged 3-6 and less than 3 miles for kids 7-12.

Kid’s races are not eligible for series points. Kids aged 3-4 parents must approve the course and are encouraged to ride with their young racers.

Parents: Kids courses are designed to be age appropriate and as visible as possible. The intention is to introduce kids to racing fun. All finishers, but only finishers, will receive an OMBC finisher medal. Age division winners may also receive other awards or trophies. For safety, there is an adult leader and a sweep rider for each age division. Parents are encouraged to participate by offering to help as a course marshal or helping as a lead or sweep for an age division.

If you would like to volunteer to help:
email Ryan O'Dell at n nolimit@mohican.net

EARN OMBC Ohio Race Series POINTS:
OMBC Employs a lowest-points wins scoring 

To respond to racers requesting a more simple, easy to understand scoring system, beginning in 2014, OMBC is adopted a "lowest-points" scoring system that is based strictly on finish placings rather than finish times. First place equals one point, second place equals two points, third place equals three points and so on. The lowest five scores will be your total points. Complete at least 5 races within a division to become eligible for Series Awards. You can Improve your standing by entering as many races as possible, replacing high scores with low scores to obtain the highest ranking in your division.

Movement Between Classes once the season

Under a lowest-points scoring system, if a racer decides to move to a different division during the race season, points earned in one division cannot be recognized in another division.

If moving down from a higher class such as expert to sport, points cannot be carried down, which, in effect, means you will forfeit those points in the division you are leaving. Racers then begin earning points in their newly chosen division.

If moving up to a higher class, your points can no longer be carried up, for example, from novice to sport and from 
sport to expert, which, in effect, means you will forfeit those points in the division you are leaving. Racers then begin earning points in their newly chosen division.

Lateral moves are allowed. However, under the "lowest points wins" system, lateral moves within a class, such as moving from Sport Open to Sport Clydesdale or for example, from Expert Single Speed to Pro/Expert, still results in forfeiture of points within the division you are leaving. In a lateral move, Racers then begin earning points in their newly chosen division.

Sport and Novice Division winners are required to move up to a higher class the following season.

Earning Race Series Points:

Overall points –XC Champions in all divisions awarded.

The final OMBC Championship race at the Mohican State Park Race will serve as a tie breaker.

TIES: All ties will be broken at the Championship race, but all racers are welcome to attend, even if you have not
raced the entire year.

If you cannot attend the final championship race, you will not be disqualified from earning series standings or awards as long as at least 3 races have been completed within your division. However, in the event of a tie in the point series, the racer who finishes highest at the Championship race will edge out the racer who finishes in a lower position or a racer who does not attend or complete the championship race.


OMBC Ohio Race Series Awards: BEST THREE RACES COUNT for 2024!

Only XC racers who have completed at least 3 series races become eligible for OMBC Series recognition and awards. 

  • Pro/Expert Men's and Pro/Expert Women's, Masters 50+ and Single speed Champions competing at Pro/Expert
    distance will receive series awards.
  • All Sport and Novice level qualified racers will also receive awards courtesy of OMBC sponsors.