Mohican State Park
Posted on: 8 May 2014

 

Mohican State Park

OMBC Series #2

Novice Prizes sponsored by Ashland Bike Company

Saturday, April 15, 2023, at HIGH NOON

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

Great Lakes Brew FREE for registered racers of legal age.

Race Location:  Race will begin and end at Mohican Adventures on State Rt. 3, Mohican Adventures is located adjacent to the Mohican State Park.

PARK WARNING FOR RACERS and COURSE MARSHALLS: "Racers must know that they are to yield to traffic at park road crossings 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

This is a self-supportive race. There will be water and Hammer Heed available at Trail head two (about halfway point) for Sport and Expert MTB Classes. There will be no water stations for 10k Trail Runners or MTB Novice Class Racers.  

Race Schedule:

Race Day Trail Run Packet Pickup: Opens at 8am

10k Trail Run Begins at 9am

Race Day OMBC MTB Packet Pickup begins at 10am 

MTB Races begin at NOON. 

Trail Run Entry Fees: All Divisions online registration just $45, Runners who register before March 15 will receive a Mohican Trail Run Hat. Top three male and female runners to receive awards.   

MTB Entry Fees: All Divisions online registration just $40, Novice Youth 12-14 and 8-11 just $20 

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.   

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

Race Preview by Quickdirt

Location:  Mohican Adventures on State Route 3 in Loudonville

Google Maps 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 Description:

Video by OMBC Champion Pro/Expert Racer Jeff Rupnow

Video by Spokejunkies

Course Map:  

General Map of Mohican State Park Trail System

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

10k Trail Run and 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.

Awards:

Trail Run: Top THREE Men's Open and Women's Open  

ALL E-Bike, Expert and Sport divisions will be awarded cash PRIZES FOR TOP THREE according to the OMBC PAYOUT SCHEDULE

Prize table awards for TOP THREE in Novice Divisions

Race Distances:

Trail Runners and MTB Novice Racers: Novice division will complete ONE eight-mile loop.

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

MTB Wave Starts: E-Bike, Pro/Expert Men will begin at noon with all other divisions starting two minutes apart. Everyone should be ready at Noon.

Food and Beverages:

Specialty brews will be served up by Great Lakes Brewing, official brew of the OMBC Series. Beer is free for registered racers so bring your favorite mug. No water bottles will be filled.  

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

Lodging: 

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.

2016 QuickDirt OMBC #2 Mohican State Park Race Report

2015 Mohican State Park Results

2014 Race Results, Photos and More

Mohican State Park Race Results available on the results page

Race Report by Quickdirt

Photos by Butch Phillips who took more than 1200 shots during the race

More Action Photos, including podium photos, by Butch Phillips

Mohican Race Preview by Quickdirt