Mohican State Park
Posted on: 8 May 2014


Mohican State Park

OMBC Series #1

Novice Prizes sponsored by Ashland Bike Company

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at HIGH NOON


With only two days notice, the Mohican State Park ordered OMBC to pay for their officers and a car for the event in the name of "public safety". This added fee would represent a 250% increase in park fee's. For 20 years, OMBC Series at Mohican has had a perfect record with no incidents or complaints from the public. We see this as an attempt at extortion that is unnecessary for such a small event. We feel that it would be precedent setting if enacted at all OMBC events held at Ohio State Parks. 

Mohican/Malabar has reported many new trees down today, the result of high winds that are currently at 23MPH. The most recent forecast is calling for rain beginning at midnight through noon tomorrow. Taken together, we think it makes sense to cancel. Racers who are already registered will receive a credit toward the next OMBC race to be held on May 1 at Vulture's Knob or a future event if you cannot attend on May 1.

2021 Series Awards that were planned to be presented at Mohican will be presented at the Knob. We apologize for this inconvenience.      



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.

Race Day Packet Pickup:  Opens at 10am

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.   

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

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 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)

Novice Race Loop:


Expert Men's AND Women's Open Guaranteed Prize Money

Top Prize: $150.00

2nd $80
3rd $60
4th $40
5th $20

note: If less than five racers, the top third of racers will be eligible for awards 

ALL other 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.

All 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

Wave Starts: Pro/Expert Men will begin at noon with all other 18 divisions starting 2 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


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