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.
 

 

OMBC SERIES CLASSES, DIVISIONS, RACE
INFORMATION

Average Race Distance by Class

20-30 miles:      

Class 1 E-Bike, Pro/Expert, Masters 45+ Open, Single Speed

10-15miles: 
Sport and Clydesdale

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 for 2023
pre-registration through www.bikereg.com

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

 

REGISTRATION for the OMBC Series:

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

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.   

RACE DAY REWARDS

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.

SERIES POINTS FORMULA & RACE DAY CASH
PAYOUT SCHEDULE

E-Bike, Pro/Expert and Sport Classes only

 

Direct
Links:

OMBCPayout 2023.xls

 

OMBC SERIES CLASSES and payouts

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 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 master's 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 master's 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. 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 Class (200 lbs. & up): Sport Class

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

 

OMBC Race Series Categories 

 

Pro/Expert
Long Distance Course

 

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

 

Pro/Expert
Men's Open

 

Pro/Expert
Single Speed

 

Pro/Expert
Men's 45+

 

 Pro/Expert
Women’s Open

Sport
Mid Distance Course

 

Sport
Women’s Open

 

Sport
Men’s Open

 

Sport
Clydesdale

 

Sport
40-49 Master

 

Sport
50-59 Grand Master

 

Sport
60+ Grand Master

 

Sport
70+ Legends

 

Sport 15-18 

 

 

Sport Youth 12-14 

 

 Sport Youth 8-11

Beginner
Short Distance Course

 

Novice
Women’s Open

 

Novice
Men’s Open

 

Novice
Youth 15-18

 

Novice
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.

 

KIDS RACES

OMBC Kids' races are for kids 12 and
under

RACE Entry: $10
donations are appreciated.

2023 KIDS RACE Schedule

June 25 OMBC "Race to the
Hills" at Lake Hope State Park 

July 30 OMBC "Race on the
Ridge" at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

August 20 OMBC "Dillon
Rocks" at Dillon State Park 

 

Kids Age divisions:

11-12

9-10

7-8

5-6

3-4

 

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
begins:

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 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:

Only XC racers who have completed at least 5 series races become eligible for OMBC Series recognition and awards. 

  • OMBC Division Champions in the Pro/Expert Division received a minimum of $500 cash purse in 2022. 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 awards.
  • All Sport and Novice level qualified racers may receive prizes courtesy of OMBC sponsors.