Mohican 100 Mountain Bike Race – Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on: 27 Oct 2012

Mohican 100 MTB Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I register online, do I need to mail my forest waiver form?

A: It is not necessary to mail the waiver, however, please print it out and bring it with you when you pick up your race packet Friday evening or you can fill one out when you arrive.

Q: Can I register on the day of the event?

A: No. You must register before Saturday. However, you can register at packet pickup on Friday. You can also pick up your packet Saturday morning if you are registered or have a team member pick up your packet for you. Packet pickup and Friday registration will be located at Mohican Adventures on State Rt. 3 in Loudonville.

Q: Where will the race begin and end?

A: The event will be staged from, and will finish at Mohican Adventures. Both the 100k and the 100-mile races will start together at 7am in downtown Loudonville under the large "mohican MTB100 Banner" over main street. At aid station 3, the race course splits.

100-milers will continue on to aid station 4 covering portions of Holmes and Knox Counties for 30 miles before rejoining the 100k Course toward aid station 5 and finish at Mohican Adventures.

100k racers will head toward toward aid station 5. The race will finish at Mohican Adventures in Loudonville.

Q: Where is the best place to camp?

A: First Choice? Tent camping for a small fee is available at Mohican Adventures near packet pickup and the race finish. There are also cabins and full hookups available for RV's.

Tent and RV camping at Mohican State Park campground A is just a couple of miles away from the race start and blocks away from the finish at Mohican Adventures. Furnished cabins also available. A paved trail leads from the park to Mohican Adventures and downtown Loudonville along State Rt. 3.

Q: Will there be restrooms near the start?

A: Yes, there are public restrooms just a stone’s throw from the race start, one block south of Main Street.

Q: How much of the course is Singletrack?

A: There is more than 40 miles of Singletrack. The remainder of the course consists of doubletrack, dirt roads and less than 10% paved.

Q: Do you have a map and/or course description available?

A: Maps: http://bicycling.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/640457 A map and course description will be available at registration and packet pick-up on Friday evening. Much of the course is located on private property as well as "forbidden" horse trails. As a result, the only trails that can be pre-ridden include the 25 mile loop at the Mohican State Park as well as the first 4-5 miles of the Mohican Wilderness located just 11 miles from the park (www.mohicanwilderness.com) down Wally Road off of SR3.

Q: What about aid stations?

A: There will be aid stations located approximately every 20-25 miles along the course. They will be staffed and stocked with food and water. Aid stations will have communications as well. There may also be additional water stations if race day weather is hot.

Q: Will I be able to send drop bags to aid stations?

A: Racers are permitted to have drops bags at any two of aid stations 2, 3 and 4. Drop bags will be collected at race HQ, Mohican Adventures, at the start of the race and delivered to their respective aid station. Small Hydrapaks are allowed, however, ALL bags should be no larger than 2'x 2'and less than 5lbs. Zip lock storage bags will be provided at packet pickup. All drop bags should be clearly labeled with the racers name and race number. Since there will be aid stations providing a variety of food and water approx. every 25 miles, you should only need to include items that are not provided by aid stations. Typical items might include special foods or drink mixes, spare tubes, parts, tools, extra bike shorts/clothing, and lights for the last aid station. You can include anything you think you may need, provided that the bag is not oversized and it is clearly labeled. If you include items that are breakable, it is your responsibility to insure that breakable items are properly padded. Our Aid Captains and volunteers would prefer that you do not place liquids in your bottles. They are heavy and more likely to leak all over everyone’s bags. There will be plenty of water at the aid stations so you can simply place powder in your bottles. There will also be a water bottle exchange at Aid One. Once the aid stations are closed, all drop bags will be retrieved from the aid stations and delivered to the race finish area. Racers can pick them up the next morning as well.

DROP BAGS and/or contents WILL NOT BE MAILED so please remember to pick them up after the race.

Q: Will I be able to finish at night if I have lights?

A: Due to the numerous trails and previous difficulties with racers getting lost in the dark piney woods of the Mohican State Forest, there will be a cut off time of 8pm at aid station 5, the final aid station. Racers are permitted to use a lighting system. However, no racer will be allowed to continue after this final cut off. This is for your own safety.

Q: Can I switch from the 100mile to the 100k or vice versa?

A: Yes, However, it needs to be done no later than packet pickup on Friday evening. No switching will be allowed on the morning of the event or during the race.

Q: Will there be shuttles in the morning to the race start in Loudonville?

A: No. The race start in downtown Loudonville is only 1 mile from race headquarters and race finish at Mohican Adventures. A paved bike path along SR3 leads to the downtown area.

Q: Where can I get dinner on Friday?

A: There are several nearby restaurants in the downtown area and along SR3, McDonald's on State Rt. 3 is now open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. Other restaurants include Pizza Hut and Trails End Pizza (formerly East of Chicago) that is a sports bar within walking distance of race HQ, both are on SR3. The Mohican Tavern, Hanover House and Subway are all located on Main Street. A favorite Local watering hole and sports bar, Beano's Buckeye Ballroom, downtown near the light, serves Burgers and sandwiches.

Q: What tires do you recommend?

A: if it’s a dry race, you can get away with light tread at Mohican. We recommend the Kenda Karma or Kenda Small Block Eight for Mohican. The SB Eight is lightweight and has excellent rolling resistance on the gravel roads and dry trails! Kenda Karma's are a good choice for wet or dry conditions...also light weight. If it looks like it could be a reeeallly wet race, consider the Kenda/John Tomac Nevegal, voted #1 two years in a row by Mountain Bike Action Magazine. The Nevegal is a bit more beefy and will give you a little more confidence when cornering through the mud, especially on the horse trails, which can be muddy even if the entire race course is bone dry. 

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