Northeast Ohio Crankfest at Westbranch State Park
Posted on: 23 Jul 2014

Northeast Ohio Crankfest at Westbranch State Park

 OMBC MTB Race Series #6

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017

2017 Race Photos by Jerry Mann 

2016 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 

Trail Map 

Trail Description:  

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.
 
Quality Coffee, Gelato, Cookies, Bagels: by The Sweet Spot

Camping:  West Branch State Park