SERIES CLASSES, DIVISIONS, RACE INFORMATION
Race Distance by Class
20-30 miles Expert/Vet
Open/Masters 45+ Open/Single Speed
10-15 miles Sport and
5-8 miles Novice/Beginner
Series Race Day Entry Fees
Registration ONLY for OMBC Series Races
OMBC Entry Fee: $30 *
Novice Class High School and Junior
High Divisions: $10*
Kids 12 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.
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
for the OMBC Series:
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.
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
HOSTED RACES: Racers will earn OMBC points at
one WVMBA hosted and managed race #1 Mountwood
Challenge. This race is not an OMBC managed event. It will follow WVMBA
respective rules, procedures, guidelines, entry fees, and payouts. However,
results will be sent to OMBC to issue OMBC Series Points
DUAL POINTS RACES: Three OMBC races in 2013 will
feature dual points. Racers earn OMBC series points and series points from each
participating state series.
Virginia: Racers earn points in both, the OMBC Series and the West
Virginia Mountain Bike Series, WVMBA at:
#1 Mountwood Challenge
#4 “Race to the Hill’s” Lake Hope State Park.
earn points in both the Ohio OMBC Series and Kentucky KPS, Kentucky Point
Series, at series race #5 at “The Southwest Screamer” at Eastfork
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
and Sport Classes only
Pro/Expert Class receives 100% cash payback based on $20 or cash award
can be traded for prize table awards.
NEW for 2013: OMBC is seeking additional sponsors to contribute to our Pro/Expert
level Race day and Series Payouts within the Pro/Expert Class.
Guaranteed minimum payout
for race day awards will be posted for each race this season.
Payouts and depth will be announced before the start of the 2013 season.
Vet Open 35+ Expert Class receives 85% cash payback
based on $20 or cash award that can also be traded for a prize table award. Vet
open division is for expert level racers age 35 and over. Expert level racers
that are 35+ have the option of racing with the younger experts for the Series
Expert Title or with the Vet Open racers for the Vet Open title. Each racer
must specify which class they choose at registration and points are not
transferable. If you are 35 and no choice is specified, you will automatically
be registered in the Vet Open Class.
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 and Novice Class
Single Speed Open: Expert and Sport Class. Must be 5 or more for race day awards.
NOVICE AGE DIVISIONS
Registration age is racer's age as of December 31 of the
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.
13-14: Junior High
15-18: High School
These age divisions are available for Sport and Novice
Classes but are NOT currently available for Pro/Expert, Veteran Open, Single speed,
Women, or Clydesdale Classes.
OMBC Kids' races are for
kids 12 and under
Entry: FREE although a $5 donation is appreciated
#1 Challenge at Mountwood
#4 Lake Hope State Park
#6 S&S Trails
#7 Westbranch State Park
#8 Dillon State Park race
#9 Alum Creek State Park
Kids Race Distances are typically less than a mile
for kids aged 4-8 and less than 3 miles for kids 9-12.
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
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
Movement Between Classes once the season begins:
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 be carried
up, for example, from novice to sport and from sport to expert. This is to
encourage upward movement. Downward movement is penalized by forfeiture of
accrued points. However, racers then begin earning points in their newly chosen
Lateral moves are allowed within a class, such as moving from
Sport to Sport Clydesdale or for example, from Expert Single Speed to
Pro/Expert, results in forfeiture of points in that division. 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
Race Series Points:
Overall points –XC Champions in all 23 divisions awarded
Best 5 of 11 races count PLUS the final OMBC Championship
race at Mohican Cabins on October
20. Same Championship Race Course, NEW Staging location at Mohican Cabins.
What Counts: All
races count toward your best five (series minimum) with the sixth race, The
final Championship race at Mohican Cabins on October 20, counting as an EXTRA sixth
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 race, you will not be disqualified from earning series awards. However, it is
an advantage that points for the championship race are ADDED as an extra sixth
race to your five best race total, making the total six races.
Series awards will take place at the post-season Award
Banquet at Mohican Adventures on November 9, 2013 Entry to the OMBC awards
banquet is free and all racers, family and friends are welcome to attend.
Only XC racers who have completed at least 5 of 11 series
events PLUS the Championship race on October 20 are eligible for OMBC Series
recognition and awards. However, All OMBC racers are invited to attend and are
eligible for door prizes.
OMBC Division Champions in the Pro/Expert
Division receive a minimum of $500 cash in 2013. Award chart and depth to be
announced here before the start of the 2013 Series
Pro/Expert Men's and Pro/Expert Women's, Vet
Open 35+ and 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 2014 valued at
All Sport and Novice level qualified racers will
receive prizes courtesy of OMBC sponsors.
Sport Class Division Champions will receive 5 complimentary
races for 2014 plus prizes.
Novice Class Division Champions will receive 3 complimentary
races for 2014 plus prizes.
qualified racers will receive a personalized OMBC award as recognition of your