Mohican Cabins
Posted on: 19 Feb 2013

KENDA Ohio Season Opening Race

Kenda Ohio Series #1

Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Race Photos by Brad Smith

The Season Opener Race at Mohican Cabins is ON! Food is not included for this race. However, All you can drink Great Lakes Brew is included so be sure to bring your favorite mug.Our food vendor will be Smokin' Bro's offering BBQ Chicken and Ribs. this is the same great vendor that came out for the Championship race last year so bring a few doll hairs. Their prices are reasonable and the food is amazing.

Trail conditions are mostly dry, streams are clearly more full, and the ground is soft in the field areas. Rock Garden is OUT and we will only be using the large loop for the second sport lap and the second and third expert lap. Short loop is out to avoid a wet field above the trail head. Kenda Karma or Nevegals are both good choices for tires.

NEW Scoring System: OMBC will be adopting the NUE Scoring system. first place equals one point, second place two points, etc., Lowest points wins the series. This decision was a result of your request that we simplify the points system to make it easier to know where you stand.  As a result, we will now be able to post BOTH the results and the standings at each race so you know exactly where you stand. 


Registration Opens at 10am

Race begins Saturday at High NOON beneath the large OMBC banner located at The Grand Barn.

Where: The Grand Barn, on Vess Road near Loudonville

Spectators and first timers welcome!

The Old School Mohican Race Course: The original bad ass, old school Mohican race course begins on a high ridgeline near Tree Top Brewing at the Grand Barn, The race course features 1300 feet of elevation gain with a long loop and a short loop. Both loops begin with a long, winding down-hill with fast gravel sections connecting leaf blown single track, several scattered rock gardens, shallow stream crossings, and one unforgettable best in class, lung busting climb that will leave no doubt about who rules in Ohio!

RACE COURSE MAP: Will be determined by trail conditions on Wednesday, March 19.

General course description:

Long loop: First loop for all classes is 7 miles in length with 1300 feet of elevation gain dropping racers out at Wally Road.

Short Loop: Pro/Expert and Sport only loop is 6.2 miles in length, including a long steep downhill, and 1200 feet in elevation gain dropping racers out at the official Trail head at the corner of Vess and Wally  Road. 

Big Rock Garden LOOP: The Novice race course does NOT include the short expert rock garden loop included in the Sport and Expert classes. A large sign will direct Novice racers straight, Sport and Expert racers right. The quarter mile long BIG rock garden loop rejoins the main course.  

 Distances by Class:

Men's Expert, Vet Open 35+, Single speed, Expert Masters 45+ – One long lap, two short laps - 21.4 miles

Women’s Expert - 1 long lap and 1 short – 13.2 miles

All Sport divisions – 1 long lap, I short – 13.2 miles

All Novice/Beginner divisions – 1 long lap – 7 miles

What to Bring: Helmets required. Suggested items would include a water bottle, gloves, and eye wear. Please check to make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition or stop by Kim’s Bikes in Loudonville for a safety check.

Kim's Bikes

339 W Main St, Loudonville, OH

Open now till 6 PM

(419) 908-8299

 REWARDS: Based on OMBC payout chart: see “information” at

Pro/Expert/Vet Open: 100%-85% Cash Payback based on $20 payout chart or trade for anything on the prize table

Sport: 50% Cash Payback based on $20 payout chart or trade cash for anything on the prize table

Novice: Prizes courtesy of OMBC Sponsors. Fully one third of each division is eligible for prizes and recognition. First place receives first pick of the prize table.

 All racers will receive a state ranking posted to the official website of the Ohio State Series at 

 Entry Fees: Family Friendly

$35    Adults

$10    Novice Junior High, age 13-14

$10    High School divisions age 15-18  

 FREE 12 and under

 Race Number Plates: If you do not already have an OMBC number plate, you can pick up a custom permanent race number at registration for $5 that is refundable at any time. Using your permanent number plate will speed the time it takes you to register at future events and is yours to keep.

ABOUT The Grand Barn: “The Grand Barn” at The Mohicans, is located on seventy-five wooded acres and is ideal for weddings and corporate retreats with an “elegant, rustic, vintage barn” feel. This two story timber frame building nestled amongst hardwoods and pines high atop the hills of the Mohican Valley includes hand hewn logs, hardwood flooring, an expansive solid oak rustic staircase leading up to an upper level with access to a second story outside deck. There is also a large covered deck on the main floor, perfect for a banquet, wedding ceremony, or pre-dinner cocktail hour. Both decks have dramatic elevated views of the Mohican Valley making a breathtaking back drop for guests. Rustic details abound such as sliding barn shutters, “hay loft” ladder and solid pine trusses. The driveway up to The Grand Barn passes by a serene half-acre lake. We also feature two tree houses professionally designed by the world renowned Pete Nelson. This versatile venue is perfect for corporate outings and weddings of every season.

Tree House Brewing: Featured on "Tree House Master’s" shown on the Discovery Channel. The episode is titled “Treetop Taphouse”, and features Tree House Brewing Company, which is located with walking distance near the start/finish.

Great Lakes Brewing will be serving up craft brew at no charge to all registered racers. Spectators, family and friends and join in and help support trails by purchasing a genuine Mohican/Malabar Bike Club Pint Glass for just $10 each. Includes FREE refills  

Directions:  The Grand Barn 23164 Vess Road

From SR3 in Loudonville, follow the state scenic byway designated, Wally Road, for 11 miles past Mohican Wilderness one more mile to Vess Road. Turn right onto Vess road and follow two miles to the Grand Barn. Follow Race parking signs from Vess Road. 

 For Other Information:

Course Maps:

Loop 1

Loop 2 -1st half

Loop 2 - 2nd half


Dinners will be available for a small price by Smokin' Bros BBQ

Facebook: @smokinbrosbbq

    • Chicken Drums - Served ad drum sticks, in platters or pulled on a sandwich
    • Baby Back Ribs
    • Sides: Cole Slaw, Smokin' Meaty Baked Beans
    • Drinks: caned Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Sprite and Bottled Water