Tecumseh's Revenge at Scioto Trails
Race Description: The Ohio Series is holding its first ever race
at Scioto Trails State Park. Tecumseh’s Revenge will be “Fast and Furious”. Not
to be confused with the botched US Government Operation that put hundreds of
guns in the hands of criminals, THIS “Fast and Furious” will entice you with
speedy down hills then hit you with a reality check as Tecumseh unleashes his
mighty fury in the form of lung busting climbs.
Tecumseh? And why should I fear his revenge?
Tecumseh (pron.: /tɛˈkʌmsə
/; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) Tecumseh was
born in 1768 and was a Shawnee warrior chief who with his brother, the Prophet
(Tenskwatawa), attempted to stop the advance of white
settlement into the Old Northwest. Tecumseh believed that Indians must return
to traditional ways, that they must forget intertribal rivalries and
confederate, and that individual tribes must not sell
land that all Indians held in common. In 1809 tribes in the Indiana Territory
ceded much of their land to the United States. Tecumseh protested in vain to
Governor William Henry Harrison. In the fall of 1811 he determined to carry his
message to the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek, He went south, leaving his
brother in charge at Prophet's Town, near Tippecanoe Creek, a utopian village
where the Indians were to practice Tecumseh's principles. Before going,
Tecumseh warned his brother not to attack Harrison's nearby forces. The Prophet
ignored the warning and attacked. The Battle of Tippecanoe was not a clear cut
American victory, but Prophet's Town was destroyed and Indian resistance
broken. After Tecumseh's return, he joined the British against the Americans in
the War of 1812. His support for Isaac Brock at the capture of Detroit was
decisive. Before the British approach, Tecumseh's warriors showed themselves in
a never-ending line to the Americans. The warriors at the head of the line
doubled back to join the end of the line and it appeared to General Hull that
he was besieged by a massive force of Indians. This manoeuvre
convinced Hull to surrender to avoid a massacre. As a brigadier general,
Tecumseh led over 2,000 warriors. He fought at the sieges of Fort Meigs, and Fort Stephenson, and his last battle was the
Battle of the Thames at Chatham Ontario, where, clothed in traditional Indian
deerskin garments, he was killed leading his warriors in a final stand against
the invading Americans.
Will your team make a stand?
No Whiners allowed! For Tecumseh
will have HIS revenge this day!
Race Info: The race will begin and end on the
airstrip. There is little cover afforded in the event of rain or severe
conditions so arrive prepared in case Tecumseh decides to turn it up a notch.
is fast and easy. Simply locate your registration card from the
alphabetical card file and bring it to the registration table. If you have
never, ever, ever, competed at an OMBC Series race, you have been missing out. Fortunately,
blank entry forms will be available so you can make up for lost time.
D-Wood will be there at registration to collect your email address so
you can receive timely updates about race cancellations or race changes that
will affect your race life far from the tedium of work or school. You can save
D-Wood some time and effort by adding your email address on your registration
form or checking to make sure that the one already there is current.
vittles will be provided by Aunt
Jean so be on your best behavior. Aunt Jean’s Menu choices include turkey
chili, cheesy potato soup, ham or turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit, and homemade
Flier to share with your
enemies (and friends) 2013 RACE FLYER.pdf
Registration: Begins at 10am
Date/Time: May 4 at HIGH NOON
trails park and Forrest comprise nearly 10,000 acres with two lakes for
fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. The land was used as an artillery range
during the World War I era. However, we ask that you do not bring your WW1
artillery to the race.
Trail Description: The course is non-technical with three
significant climbs. The course starts at the old airport. Look out for
whiskers. You will ride the airport loop trail clockwise (.75 mile), across the
old airfield to fire road 5 (climb #1) aid station is at the top of the road (
mile 4.2), descent of south ridge trail on left to bottom of the three tier
beast (climb #2), follow the ridge trail over to Wilson road, right on fire
road 7 to aid station (mile 6.7), descent of Estep hollow trail to the base of
the wall trail (climb # 3), descend to the Black Forrest trail over to the old
airport for another lap if you dare or onward to the finish line when you’ve
IS TEN MILES.
Beginner divisions ride 1 lap, 2 laps for sport classes, 3
laps for experts.
Trails are not very tight or twisty in most places, just the places that count,
so there are plenty of places for passing OR being passed?!
Location: Scioto Trail State Park
144 Lake Road
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
the North (Columbus,
Michigan, Canada, North Pole etc.): Take 23 south past the Chillicothe exits to
the top of divide hill watch for Smokey the bear and Scioto Trail sign on your
left. Turn left here. Follow the park road past the fire tower, lake, camping
areas, and park and forest headquarters to airport road on your right (across
from red fire station building), take the first road
on your left across wooden bridge to parking area. We may place a few parking
signs in case your coffee hasn’t fully kicked in.
the South (Portsmouth,
Florida, Mexico, Antarctica etc.): Take 23 headed north past Waverly to the top
of divide hill to park entrance/ Smokey the bear sign on your right then same
as above. Remember Smokey Says, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!”
Course Map: One
Lap TR Race Course.pdf
Facilities: There are camping sites available at the park both
primitive and electric. Both have drop toilets and no showers. Hear Tecumseh’s
hearty LOL “shower when you get home.”
Places to Visit: Adena mansion and gardens (home of Ohio's first
governor), Mound City archaeological site, and the historic downtown of Ohio's
Race Press Coverage: