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:      

Pro/Expert, Masters 45+ Open, Single Speed

Sport and Clydesdale

5-8 miles: Novice/Beginner


OMBC Series Race Entry Fees

$35 online registration *, $40 Race
Day Registration

Novice ages 8-11 and 12-14
years old: $10* online Registration, $15 Race Day Registration

Kids Races for 10 and Under: FREE

*OMBC Number Plates: There is a
one-time $5 refundable deposit for a special issue OMBC number plate. The
number plate can be used all season, kept as a momento, or turned in for a
refund at the end of the race, or the end of the season. If you plan on
entering other OMBC races, having your own race plate throughout the season
will save you valuable time at registration.


OMBC Ultra events

The Mohican MTB100 offers
pre-registration through www.bikereg.com

Mohican Trail 100, 50 mile, and Marathon

offers pre-registration at www.runreg.com



The process of registration is simple and
will not take long. At registration on your first race day, please check out
all the information on your existing registration card, or, if you have never
raced with OMBC, fill out a new registration card with all requested
information. Once completed, be sure to read the liability release on the back
and sign at the bottom. If you are under 18, a parent or guardians signature is
required. Bring your completed card to the registration table.

After you’ve turned in your completed
registration card, you will receive a unique OMBC number plate. A $5 refundable
deposit for the number plate is required at that time. 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.


Registration Procedures

Online Registration: Save time and $
by pre-registering online at bikereg.com. Once you register online and pick up
your OMBC number plate, you can avoid registration lines and head directly
to the race start.

Race Day Registration:

When do I register? The first OMBC
managed race is at Mohican State Park will be your first opportunity to fill
out a series registration form and receive an OMBC number plate. You can also
fill out a series registration form at any of the following OMBC races.

Once registered, you will only
need to locate your registration card in an alphabetical arranged card box
located at registration for each race. Bring that card to the registration
table and confirm that all of the information is correct, including your
checked race division. If you would like to move to a different division, have
a change in address, etc. this is the time to update that information. Now you
are ready for express registration, needing only to locate your registration
card and pay an entry fee for each race you enter.

Express Registration: Once you are
registered and have an OMBC number plate you can take advantage of a speedier
registration process. Simply locate the registration card you already filled
out. If you are making any changes, mark your card and alert registration staff
of the change. Then bring the card up to the registration table and pay an
entry fee. It’s that simple. It’s called express because racers who have
existing cards on file and a number plate move to the express line which moves
much quicker so you have more time to prepare.



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.


Pro/Expert and Sport Classes only



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

Masters Open 45+ Expert receives 85% cash
payback based on $20 or cash award can be traded for prize table awards. Expert
level racers that are 45+ have the option of racing with the younger
Pro/Experts for the Series Expert Title or for the Masters Open title. Each
racer must specify which class they choose at registration and points are not
transferable. If you are 45 and no choice is specified, you will automatically
be registered in the Masters Open 45+ 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 about 1/3 deep. 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: Pro/Expert,
Sport, Novice

Clydesdale Classes (200 lbs &
up): Sport Class

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


OMBC Race Series Categories 


Long Distance Course


Women’s Open


Men's Open


Single Speed


Men's 45+



Mid Distance Course


Women’s Open


Men’s Open


Single Speed




30-39 Veteran


40-49 Master


50-59 Grand Master


60+ Grand Master


70+ Legends



Short Distance Course


Women’s Open


Men’s Open


Youth 12-14


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 10 and

RACE Entry: FREE although a $5
donation is appreciated

2020 KIDS RACE Schedule

May 9 Vultures Knob in Wooster Cancelled

July 11 OMBC  "Race to the
Hills" at Lake Hope State Park Cancelled

August 9 OMBC  "Ravenna
Roots" at Westbranch State Park Cancelled

August 23 OMBC  "Dillon
Rocks" at Dillon State Park Cancelled

September 13 OMBC  "Race on the
Ridge" at Chestnut Ridge Metro 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 7-10.

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 system

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 Senior 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 17
divisions awarded

REVISED DUE TO CANCELLATION'S THE BEST TWO OUT OF THREE RACES WILL COUNT.  The final OMBC Championship race at the Mohican Forest 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
five 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:

Series awards will take place at the
post-season Award Banquet at Mohican Adventures, October 19. Entry to the OMBC
awards banquet is free and all racers, family and friends are welcome to

Only XC racers who have completed at least
2-3 series races become eligible for OMBC Series recognition and awards. However,
All OMBC racers are invited to attend and are eligible for door prizes. Awards to be revised to account for the shortened race schedule. 

  • OMBC Division Champions in the
    Pro/Expert Division received a minimum of $500 cash purse in 2019. Award chart and depth to be announced here.
  • Pro/Expert Men's and Pro/Expert
    Women's, Masters 45+ and Single speed Champions competing at Pro/Expert
    distance will receive series cash awards
  • All Expert Class Division winners
    earn complimentary entry into all OMBC managed series events for the
    following race season valued at $385.
  • All Sport and Novice level qualified
    racers will receive prizes courtesy of OMBC sponsors.
  • Sport Class Division Champions will
    receive 5 complimentary races for the following race season valued at $175
    plus prizes.
  • Novice Class Division Champions will
    receive 3 complimentary races valued at $105 for the following race season
    plus prizes.