Dillon Rocks at Dillon State Park
Posted on: 12 Aug 2014

Dillon Rocks at Dillon State Park

OMBC Series #5

Sunday, August 18, 2024 

2017 Go Pro Race Video of the entire course by Steve Clement

2017 Race Photos by Jeff Freas

 2016 Race Photos by Justyna Walker

2019 Photos by Freebirds


Race Description: Dillon Rocks! You want technical tough, knee busting rock gardens? Come to Dillon Rocks. The race starts with a short, paved prolog before diving into the pure singletrack for the entire race loop. Climbing? Not a ton on this course but it does have winding switch backs after the field loop, a hike a bike and a few other sections to keep you honest. Novice course includes one of the two rock gardens. Everyone else must pay the piper! 

This is a self-supportive race. There will be no water stations for MTB Novice Class Racers completing one lap. There will be a water station and place for bottle drops located at the start/finish for Sport and Expert MTB racers completing laps.   


All registration must be made online at Bikereg.com

Spectators and first timer's welcome!

Recover with some high protein Fresh Smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork, Mac N Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Street Corn, Cole Slaw, and Macaroni Salad. Yes, all the fix INS! Available for a small price from 

Cub Country BBQ, founded by one of the first ever Mohican Race Directors, Derek Cuthbertson. 

Schedule of events:

MTB Packet Pickup opens at 9am 

MTB Kids Race: 10:00am

OMBC MTB Race start: Noon   

Race Entry Fee's: No Race Day Registration. Online registration only. 

MTB Online Registration $40 through bikereg.com. 

Discounted Fee Deadline: Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 at 9:00 PM ET.   View Full Fees

MTB Online Novice Youth 12-14, 8-11 divisions just $20 through bikereg.com

MTB Kids 10 and under races just $10 through bikereg.com

$5 from every paid MTB adult entry will benefit Dillon State Park MTB Trails through a donation to the Appalachian Outdoor Adventure Club (AOA)

Timing Anklet Fee: All racers will be required to purchase a timing anklet that is good for the entire season. There is a one-time fee of $6. Once you have a timing anklet, you will be required to enter the anklet number for each race when you register online.   

Race Plates: $5 refundable fee; If you already have an OMBC race plate, you will be asked to enter the number on bikereg 

 Kids RACE Factoid: A Record 161 Kids finished the kids race in 2021!

OMBC Kids Race Information: Kids who register for the OMBC points series races are not permitted to enter the (mostly beginner level) kids 12 and under race. 

Kids 12 and under races will begin at 10AM. Kids will be grouped as follows:

Ages 3-4 and Ages 5-6 will follow an easy one-mile short track course around along the mowed beginner's loop that will begin and end under the OMBC start/finish banner.  

Ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 will follow a slightly longer loop that begins along the one-mile short track course but incudes a portion of more technical singletrack, ending and finishing at the OMBC start/finish Banner.

Due to added costs of chip timing such large kid's races, OMBC Kids races are $10. All finishers will receive a custom die cast OMBC finishers medals. Helmets and signed waivers are required.   

Location:  Dillon State Park

Googlemaps Link:  Googlemaps Link

Driving directions:  From I-70, follow SR146 WEST to Dillon State Park

Racecourse is marked in Purple 2023 Racecourse Map 

General Dillon map of the trail systems: 

Course Description:

Course Description: 2024 Course TBA
2023: This year's course runs clockwise (traditional direction) from the beach hitting the flat field loop after leaving the paved road. All racers will do the “Scar Tissue” (the first red section around the horse camp) and all racers will also do “Hard Tail for Sale” rock section (the second red section after sled hill). Racers finish each lap on the paved road that drops down from the Horse Camp. Each lap is 7 miles with the experts doing 3 laps for 21 miles, Sport and Expert Women do two laps for 14 miles and novices do 1 lap for 7 miles.
MTB Distances by Class: Each lap is 7 miles for all racers.
Pedal assist only Ebike Class - 3 laps (21 miles)

Men's Pro/Expert, Singlespeed, Expert Masters - 3 laps (21 miles)

Women’s Pro/Expert - 2 laps (14 miles)

All Sport divisions - 2 laps (14 miles)

Novice/Beginner – 1 lap (7 miles)

What to Bring: Helmets required. Suggested items would include a water bottle, gloves, and eyewear. Please check to make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition or stop by HWB Cycling in Zanesville for a safety check.

Pro/Expert and Sport Racer Rewards Top Three: Based on OMBC payout chart

Novice Division awards Top Three for each division: Prizes courtesy of our great sponsors

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

Lodging:  Cottages and Camping on site: visit Dillon State Park website for more info about renting a cabin or primitive campsites.

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