Tecumseh’s Revenge at Scioto Trails State Park
Posted on: 15 Apr 2014
Tecumseh's Revenge at Scioto Trails

Chief Tecumseh

OMBC Season Opener #1
Annie's Race
CANCELLED: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at High NOON 
Annie's Race: Annie Rooney was integral in the development of the Tecumseh's Revenge race and an avid OMBC Series Racer. Tragically, she was struck by a drunk driver who took her life. In 2017, "Annie's Law" became signed into law to help prevent similar tragedies from occurring. For everyone who was privileged to have known her, Annie's warm smile, enthusiasm for life and all things mountain biking inspired us. At Scioto Trails, we celebrate her life and the race she brought to the OMBC Race Series.
This Race is cancelled due to the closure of trails for logging purposes. The past two months have been spent trying to find a solution to no avail. First OMBC Race will be held at Mohican on Saturday, April 16 at High Noon.  
RACE INFO:  The race will begin and end at the Ross Shelter located along the park road. Follow race parking signs.  
Race Description:
Tecumseh's Revenge is entering its eighth  year with the Ohio Series. It will continue to be Fast and Furious. Not to be confused with the botched US Government Operation that put hundreds of guns in the hands of criminals, THIS Fast and Furious will entice you with newly built single track trail, with more to come including speedy down hills before hitting you with a reality check as Tecumseh unleashes his mighty fury in the form of lung busting climbs.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION:  The course is not technical, but has some steep climbs and descents.  The race will start and end at the Ross Shelter on Stoney Creek Road. Racers will head east on Stoney Creek Road and turn right on fire road 5. At the top of the climb racers will head left at the fork and take the first trail on the left (Estep Hollow) everyone will go right at the trail split on lap 1 which will eventually take you to fire road 5, turn right and proceed past the road closed gates. Racers will then descend the South Ridge trail on the left and follow it to Wilson Run Road (turn right) turn right on fire road 7 stay right at the split, left on Estep Hollow trail. Novice riders will go left at the trail split to the finish. Sport and expert will stay right for laps 2 and 3.
Who was Tecumseh and why should I fear his revenge?
From: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/fortgeorge/edu/edua3.aspx
Tecumseh was born in 1768 and was a Shawnee warrior chief who with his brother, the Prophet (Tenskwatawa), attempted to stop the advance of white settlement into the Old Northwest. Tecumseh believed that Indians must return to traditional ways, that they must forget intertribal rivalries and confederate, and that individual tribes must not sell land that all Indians held in common. In 1809 tribes in the Indiana Territory ceded much of their land to the United States. Tecumseh protested in vain to Governor William Henry Harrison. In the fall of 1811 he determined to carry his message to the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek, He went south, leaving his
brother in charge at Prophet's Town, near Tippecanoe Creek, a utopian village where the Indians were to practice Tecumseh's principles. Before going, Tecumseh warned his brother not to attack Harrison's nearby forces. The Prophet ignored the warning and attacked. The Battle of Tippecanoe was not a clear cut American victory, but Prophet's Town was destroyed and Indian resistance
broken. After Tecumseh's return, he joined the British against the Americans in the War of 1812. His support for Isaac Brock at the capture of Detroit was decisive. Before the British approach, Tecumseh's warriors showed themselves in a never-ending line to the Americans. The warriors at the head of the line doubled back to join the end of the line and it appeared to General Hull that he was besieged by a massive force of Indians. This manoeuvre convinced Hull to surrender to avoid a massacre. As a brigadier general,
Tecumseh led over 2,000 warriors. He fought at the sieges of Fort Meigs, and Fort Stephenson, and his last battle was the Battle of the Thames at Chatham Ontario, where, clothed in traditional Indian deerskin garments, he was killed leading his warriors in a final stand against the invading Americans.
Will your team make a stand?
No Whiners allowed! For Tecumseh will have HIS revenge this day!
Race Info:
Registration is fast and easy. and online at bikreg.com 

Post-race vittles will be provided by Aunt Jean so be on your best behavior.
Aunt Jean's Menu choices include turkey chili, cheesy potato soup, ham or turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit, and homemade
Registration: Race Day Packet pick-up begins at 10am,
Online Entry Fee: All Divisions $40, Novice Youth 12-14, 8-11 just $20

Race Begins at High NOON

Park Description:
Scioto trails park and Forrest comprise nearly 10,000 acres with two lakes for fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. The land was used as an artillery range during the World War I era. However, we ask that you do not bring your WW1 artillery to the race.
Race Distances:
RACE DISTANCES:  Novice 1 lap 10.2 miles
                                       Sport 2 laps 16.7 miles
                                      Expert 3 laps  23.2 miles
Trails are not very tight or twisty in most places, just the places that count, so there are plenty of places for passing OR being passed.

Scioto Trail State Park
144 Lake Road
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Googlemaps Link

Driving directions:
From the North (Columbus, Michigan, Canada, North Pole etc.): Take 23 south past the Chillicothe exits to the top of divide hill watch for Smokey the bear and Scioto Trail sign on your left. Turn left here. Go past the fire tower and descend Stoney Creek Road to the Ross Shelter on your left at the bottom of the hill. We may place a few parking signs in case your coffee hasn't fully kicked in by the time you arrive.
From the South (Portsmouth, Florida, Mexico, Antarctica etc.): Take 23 headed north past Waverly to the top of divide hill to park entrance. Smokey the bear sign on your right then same as above. Remember Smokey Says, "Only YOU can prevent forest fires!"
There are camping sites available at the park both primitive and electric. Both have drop toilets and no showers. Hear Tecumseh's hearty LOL and shower when you get home.
Places to Visit:
Adena mansion and gardens (home of Ohio's first governor), Mound City archaeological site, and the historic downtown of Ohio's first capital.
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