The Thorn Trail Time Trial | Sept 14
STAGE #7 | OHIO POWER SERIES
21 days of straight rain postponed the schedule race in July, but rather then cancel we are doubling up on Sept 14 with the Ohio Power Series time trial in the morning and the OIRL race #3 at 2:00. You hid'n or rid'n?
The race of truth...man vs machine vs trail vs time vs mother nature. The 3rd off road time trial and stage #7 for The OHIO POWER SERIES pits racers not only against one another but against the clock. This is a single track mountain bike time trial.
Race day goodie bags include samples from: Chamois Butt'r, Clif Bar and more.
Neutral support provided by Swerve and Edge Outdoors. These local bike shops will be onsite and will help with any last minute adjustments to your bike prior to the race.
A PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY event: this eliminates the need to arrive early to register, then wait for your start time. Simply determine how much "warm up" time you need and pick up your number plate and pre-reg package anytime prior to your start time. We will release a master start time listing prior to the event on the 331 racing website. Thus no waiting in registration lines and then waiting an hour for your start time. Simply show up anytime prior to your start and grab your number plate and swag bag and proceed to the start line after you warm up. Start times will be based on standings for the OHIO Power Series. All other entries will be slotted based on the order of registration. Actual start times will be based on number of entries.
(Registration closes Thursday Sept 12th @ 12:00pm) Start list will be posted Friday evening - Sept 13th
!!2013 START ORDER!!
!!2012 START ORDER!! Master start list will be posted here prior to race day.
**EVENT WEATHER UPDATE: ** Event delays, cancellations and other weather related information will be posted here.
July 14: RESCHEDULE NOTICE: - Due to recent storms, 21 days of solid rain and historical recovery period of the trail system the TT has been rescheduled. The new date will be on the weekend of Sept 14 & 15. Once a new permit has been validated we will finalize the date to either Saturday Sept 14 or Sunday Sept 15.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: **A PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY EVENT** see details tab
- Series Pass - $20.00 (pre-season purchase only)
- "EARLY BIRD PACKAGE" Online - $30+dinner (til Sept 8)-(BISTRO on MAIN dinner ticket included)
- Online registration - $30 (no BISTRO dinner ticket) (Sept 9-Sept 11)
- NO race day registration "preregistration only"
- ALL Juniors 18 & Under- $15.00 (no food ticket for discounted jr pricing)
* as events continue to grow we have raised the day of race registration simply to encourage pre-registration. This enables us to ensure accurate start times and avoid delays due to data processing of late participant entries. Pre-reg also gives us a direct line of communication in the event the race is delayed or canceled though the event email system.
9:00-10:00 - Practice
10:00 - Registration pickup (packet pickup)
10:30 - Expert call up
Approx start times-see official start list for individual start time
10:30 - CAT 1 Expert Race
10:45 - CAT 2 - Sport Race
11:00 - CAT 3 Beginner Race
11:15 - Juniors Race
12:30ish - Awards
2:00 - OIRL Race #3
Master start list will be posted here prior to race day.
**A PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY EVENT **
The Thorn Mountain Bike Trail is in Findley State Park. Located not in Findley Ohio, but just 2 miles south of Wellington, 50 minutes SW of Cleveland.
The North Coast Mountain Bikers developed the "Thorn" 8 years ago and it now proudly stands as a 9 mile loop that weaves through mature wooded area as you make your way around Findley Lake. Each section offering different challenges, from short technical climbs, fast winding flats, even tight twisty stuff that will keep your reflexes on top of their game and a coaster section is a favorite of many. This trail was designed so experts can get explosive workouts but also creates a "stepping stone" trail for the beginners. Spend a weekend because there's camping with some sites located next to sections of the Thorn Mountain Bike Trail.
- Thorn Trail Map - MTB PROJECT.com
- Thorn Trail Time Trial Map - Findley State Park
- Findley State Park Website
- OMBA Trail Review - Findley
- Rules and Regulations | Mountain Bike
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