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:      

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 and 12-14
years old: $20* online Registration

Kids Races for 10 and Under: $10

*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
Run

offers 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.

 

Registration Procedures

Online Registration: Save time and money 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 at all future races this season.

 

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

Pro/Expert and Sport Classes only

 

Direct
Links:

OMBCPayout 2022.xls

 

OMBC SERIES CLASSES and payouts

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 

 

Pro/Expert
Long Distance Course

 

Pro/Expert
Women’s Open

 

Pro/Expert
Men's Open

 

Pro/Expert
Single Speed

 

Pro/Expert
Men's 45+

 

 

Sport
Mid Distance Course

 

Sport
Women’s Open

 

Sport
Men’s Open

 

Sport
Single Speed

 

Sport
Clydesdale

 

Sport
30-39 Veteran

 

Sport
40-49 Master

 

Sport
50-59 Grand Master

 

Sport
60+ Grand Master

 

Sport
70+ Legends

 

 

Beginner
Short Distance Course

 

Novice
Women’s Open

 

Novice
Men’s Open

 

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 10 and
under

RACE Entry: $10
donations are appreciated

2022 KIDS RACE Schedule

May 1 Vultures Knob in Wooster 

June 26 OMBC  "Race to the
Hills" at Lake Hope State Park 

July 10 OMBC  "Race on the
Ridge" at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

August 21 OMBC  "Dillon
Rocks" at Dillon State Park 

 

Kids Age divisions:

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 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

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:

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 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 Sport and Novice level qualified
    racers will receive prizes courtesy of OMBC sponsors.