OMBC Championship at Mohican State Park
Posted on: 19 Sep 2014

Mohican State Park Championship 


 Justin O'Dell as "Cone Man"



Great Lakes Brews are included with your entry: At least for those over 21 (;

Everyone is welcome even if you have not entered an OMBC Race all season.

A lot of work has occurred over the summer Since the June Tornado Devastation: This trail has just recently opened thanks to the combined efforts of the Mohican/Malabar Bike Club, Mohican Memorial State Forest, Mohican State Park and the Army Corp of Engineers working together to safely clear all 25 miles of trail. You will be amazed by the difference if you haven't already ridden the loop. Final race of the season! SEE you HERE!  

Race Description:  The Mohican Forest Trail boasts a continuous 25 mile loop through the Mohican State Forest. This is arguably some of the finest single track in Ohio, home of the largest mountain bike race in Ohio, The Mohican Mountain Bike 100k and 100 Mile race. 

Race Info:  This OMBC series race will begin and ends at Mohican Adventures on State Rt. 3, located adjacent to the Mohican State Park.

PARK WARNING FOR RACERS and COURSE MARSHALLS: "Racers must know that they are to yield to traffic as they would when out riding the trail on any other day and volunteers must be directed that they are not to stop cars on the roads under any circumstances." Mohican State Park

Wave Starts: Pro/Expert Men will begin at noon with all other 18 divisions starting 2 minutes apart. Everyone should be ready at Noon.

Registration:  Race Day Packet Pickup begins at 10am

Online Entry Fee: All Divisions $40, Novice Youth 12-14, 8-11 just $20

Due to Covid, there will be no Race Day Entry

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 22 at High NOON

Trail Description: 

Video by OMBC Series Champion and Pro/Expert Racer Jeff Rupnow

Video by Spokejunkies

Location:  Mohican Adventures on State Route 3 in Loudonville

Googlemaps Link:  Googlemaps Link

Driving directions:  

From Columbus: Take I-71 north to St Rt 97. St Rt 97 east through Belleville and Butler to St Rt 3. Turn Left or north on St Rt 3. Follow St. Rt. 3 north past the entrance to Mohican State Park about ½ mile farther to Mohican Adventures. Go past the entrance of Mohican Adventures and turn left on the first road past the Marathon Gas Station. Follow parking signs.

From Cleveland: Take I-71 south to US Rt 250 west- exit 186.Take US Rt 250 west 1.5 miles to Rt 42. Follow Rt 42 southwest 1.5 miles to Ohio 60. Follow Ohio 60 south to Loudonville to St Rt 3. Take Rt 3 south to the road adjacent to the Marathon Gas Station. Follow parking signs.

PARKING: important, Please follow the signs off state route 3 for parking. Please DO NOT pull into or park in the campground unless you are a camping or you may be asked to move your vehicle. This is for the safety of kids and racers. NO PARKING ALONG the ROAD! Strictly enforced!

Course Map:  

Sport and Expert will race the entire 24.5 mile loop plus the out and back from Mohican Adventures (about one mile)

Novice Race Loop is about 8 miles in length leaving in the same direction as sport and expert racers. There is a split in the course at the halfway point, A LARGE Sprite sign, pointing Novice racers right, uphill towards Hickory Ridge before looping down to the short loop and back to Mohican Adventures.


Expert and Sport divisions will be awarded cash according to the OMBC payout schedule

Prize table awards for Novice Divisions: The top third of Novice division racers will receive prize table awards.

Race Distances:

Novice Racers: Novice division will complete ONE eight mile loop.

Pro/Expert, Expert Masters, Singlespeed, All Sport Class Racers: Entire 24.5 mile loop plus 1 mile out and back from Mohican Adventures start/finish: Total 26.5 miles

Classes: All 18 OMBC race divisions

Facilities: Water, restrooms, hot private showers, bike wash


Camping and Cabins are available at Mohican Adventures near the start/finish. 

Nearby Camping is also available at Mohican State Park, visit Mohican State Parks

Places to Visit:  Paved bike trail from race start/finish to downtown Loudonville shopping and restaurants. Grist Mill located south of Mohican Adventures.

 2015 Championship Race Photos by Butch Phillips Photography

2015 Championship Race Photo by Mary Nelle Fay

OMBC 2014 Mohican Championship Race Report by Quickdirt

2014 Race Photos by Butch Phillips

2014Race Photos by Nicolette Worboy