Northeast Ohio Crankfest at Westbranch State Park
OMBC MTB Race Series #6
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017
Online Registration will open soon
Race Photos by Justyna Walker
New: Map of Trail Flow
Race Description: In the beginning there was CAMBA....The Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association, CAMBA, has been maintaining and building the trails at West Branch from the beginning of time. What that means to you is good quality singletrack!
Race Info: Start is at High Noon
AWARDS will be held at the RACE FINISH.
Race Day Registration: Registration opens at 10:00 am
$5 from every paid adult entry will benefit Westbranch MTB Trails through a donation to the Cleveland Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA)
Men and Women Experts, Singlespeed, Expert Masters: 3 laps
All Sport divisions: 2 laps
All Novice divisions: 1 lap
OMBC Kids Race Information: Kids 10 and under races will begin at 11am.
Kids will be grouped as follows:
Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 will follow a short, approx. 1 mile, loop on double track trail starting and finishing at the start/finish area.
OMBC Kids races are FREE! However, a $5 contribution is appreciated. All finishers will receive OMBC finisher’s medals. Helmets and signed waivers are required.
Online Adult Race Entry: $35
Race Day Adult Race Entry: $40
Online Novice Youth 12-14, 8-11 Divisions just $10
Race Day Novice Youth 12-14, 8-11 Divisions $15
Classes: All OMBC race divisions
The trail features many short climbs and descents in and out of the ravines that line the lake. You'll also find some large log piles, embedded rocks and roots standing between you and the podium. The trails are suitable for most riders, from beginner to expert, with some short challenging rock gardens (that can be run-through if your not up for it)
The Race course will be in the same direction as last year, reverse from the typical riding direction. Starting with the 'A' snowmobile loop, continuing up the hill on the 'B' snowmobile loop, then starting the singletrack at the entrance to the 'Two-Ponds' sign. Follow the Carsonite signs to the trails along the lake all the way back to the trailhead.
Lap Distance: 8.5 miles
Location: West Branch State Park
Googlemaps Link: OMBC Venues
Directions: (see Googlemaps link above) GPS: the trail head is located at Lat 41.13215, Lon -81.14194
Directions to West Branch from Cleveland: Allow extra travel time getting to West Branch as there is currently road construction going on at the intersection of Rt. 59 and Rt. 14."Take I-480 East until it ends in Streetsboro. Stay on what is now RT14 Southeast for 10 miles. Turn left at Rt. 59 This becomes Rt. 5 East. After 4 miles, Turn right on to Rock Spring Road. Go 1 mile and turn left the Boat Launch/Mountain Bike entrance."
-Note- When using Yahoo directions from the south it will bring you in from the south so you won't have to cross the reservoir to get to the trail head. Cable line Road and the trail head will be on your right 1/2 mile before you cross the reservoir.
Camping: West Branch State Park