Ohio Mountain Bike Racing - you hid'n or rid'n
OHIO INTERSCHOLASTIC RACING LEAGUE
331 Racing is stepping up to make school-based MTB racing a reality in NE Ohio with the eventual roll out of additional districts throughout Ohio. As part of the Manatoc Experience on Friday afternoon, August 30, 331 Racing will be launching the new Ohio Interscholastic Racing League. The Ohio Interscholastic Racing League is an interscholastic high school mountain bike race series that is coordinated by 331 Racing and sanctioned by USA Cycling. The 5-race series is open to ANY high school in Ohio.
High school mountain biking is one of the fastest growing interscholastic sports in the country. High school leagues have been successfully operating in California for a number of years and new leagues have sprung up in states such as Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Utah and Virginia. Competitive cycling has seen dramatic growth in the U.S. in recent years and we feel now is the time for high schools to join the momentum, form a club and be a part of a new league in Ohio. Our goal is to transition the league into a separate non-profit in the near future.
Ohio mountain biking is growing, energetic and straight up full of fun contagious enjoyable events. From IMBA chapter rides, Spoke Junkies get together' s to local bike shop rides our community, our sport and network of trails is on the rise. The Ohio Interscholastic Racing League needs your help to continue our grass roots growth by identifying potential school systems, coaches within the schools and student athletes. Please help us get the word out and encourage others to join the new league.
AOA Multi-Stage Enduro
May 26, 2013
The second annual AOA Mayhem Enduro is a multi-stage annual enduro throughout the wilds of the Wilds Preserve. This much anticipated competition offers challenging trail design mixing natural terrain with man built features. 5 stages will feature predominantly downhill timed "special" stages linked together by non-timed trail rides. This rapidly growing discipline combines the physical endurance of cross-country riding with the technical difficulty and excitement of downhill racing.
USA Cycling OHIO STATE MTB CHAMPIONSHIP
June 15, 2013
OHIO STATE MTB CHAMPIONSHIP | USA Cycling and 331 Racing is proud to announce the Chestnut Ridge Roaster mountain bike race was selected to host the Ohio State Championship race on June 15, 2013. The purpose of the USA Cycling Mountain Bike State and Regional Championship (USA CYCLING MTB) is to recognize the best mountain bike racers in each state and region. Through the USA Cycling MTB State and Regional Championships, riders will be eligible for state and regional titles and medals, along with being able to qualify and compete at the USA Cycling MTB Cross-country National Championship July 18-21 at Bear Creek Resort in Pennsylvania. The Chestnut Ridge Roaster, centrally located in Columbus Ohio will also serve as stage #4 of the expanded 2013 Ohio Power Series.
The Manatoc Factory Demo Experience
When you enter the gates of Camp Manatoc on August 31 fun will surely follow. Factory demo trucks and trailers stocked with mountain and cx bikes of all sizes and models, there will be something for everyone to try. Industry experts will be on hand to insure proper bicycle fit and answer questions. This event is the largest demo event in Ohio and you'll have the opportunity to test ride the best bikes and equipment the industry has to offer on a specially designed demo loop and then hit some sweet single track only available one weekend a year.
Test ride bikes from the following manufacturers:
Trek | Trek Women | Specialized | Specialized Women | Felt | Scott | Giant
Test ride bikes from the following local bike shops:
Eddy's Bike Shop: Trek | Specialized
Edge Outdoors: Jamis | Intense | Pivot | Scott | Capital
Mountain Road Cycles: Giant | Kona
331 Racing is proud to support the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) which is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.
Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.
IMBA's worldwide network includes 35,000 individual members, more than 750 bicycle clubs, more than 200 corporate partners and about 600 retailer shops. IMBA's members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries.
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Ohio Power Series | 2013
May 4 & 5 | dual race opening weekend
Vulture's Knob short track race | XC race | Youth Races | Woo Town SS Classic | Bistro on Main Hole Shot | 2012 OPS awards presentation | DJ | Bonfire | Bistro on Main Dinner | Camping | Egg Race | The Drink
2013 OHIO RACE SCHEDULE
Host venues and dates announced. Ohio Power Series expands with new courses in Dayton and Strongsville.
Every year we challenge ourselves to raise the bar and create a route and mix of races more challenging than the last. That's the great thing about planning a race in Ohio, with the hard work of many organizations there is an increasing amount of trails from which we can choose. From rolling hills or rocky trails to fast, flat and flowing, Ohio mountain biking is growing. For 2013 we introduce a new layered concept, the "mini-series": the OPS mini-short track, OPS mini-XC and OPS mini-time trial series, lets call it a series within the series. More details to follow in the next couple of weeks. We are also happy to announce a new partnership with Five Rivers Metro parks and MVMBA as the OPS joins forces with the Midwest Outdoor Experience in Dayton. Join over 14,000 like minded outdoor enthusiast's October 4-5 for the 2 day festival which includes over 100 exhibitors including the bike village, action sport area, climbing wall, youth adventure zone, freestyle kayak, slack lining, beer garden and more.
New sport open class: this is a class with little restrictions, aimed at those who stand atop the sport podium but are unable to race the expert distance. Or expert women who don't have enough competitors at the start line. Or expert racers who took the jump due to mandatory move-up but find their training schedules don't align. All ages, all genders, one open class. Stay tuned for details.
For 2013 we were overwhelmed with 23 race requests and we somehow whittled down to the offering presented below. We are also working a special event to happen in the fall. And what's up with the mystery race...well, it was a late addition to the schedule, the date has been reserved and we are close to making an announcement. Many have requested a larger event weekend, with that said we introduce the Vulture's Knob weekend - Stage 1 short track, stage 2 cross country, stage 13 short track - stage 14 cross country and toss in some zany VK bonus races on those weekends such as the muddy paws dog race and woo town single speed classic and youth races...we hope the request has been satisfied.
We hope your as excited as we are to begin 2013. We can't thank you enough for your support, enthusiastic passion and ideas to improve the series every year. The OPS is as much about fun, shared experiences, community, fitness and making new friends as it is about competition and enjoying the great outdoors.
OHIO POWER SERIES
Time Trial | Short Track | Enduro | Cross Country | Endurance
STAGE #1#2 | Vulture's Knob 331 Kick Off Event | May 4 & 5 | Wooster
STAGE #3 | The AOA Mayhem Multi-Stage Enduro | May 26 | Cumberland
STAGE #4 | OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP-Chestnut Ridge XC | June 15 | Columbus
STAGE #5 | VK Double Down Endurance | June 29 | Wooster
STAGE #6 | Short Track Spectacular | July 13 | Chagrin Falls
STAGE #7 | The Thorn Time Trial | July 21 | Wellington
STAGE #8 | Reagan Park Time Trial | August 3 | Medina
STAGE #9 | Royalview XC | August 18 | Strongsville
STAGE #10 | The Manatoc Experience | Aug 31 & Sept. 1 | Peninsula
STAGE #11 | ALUM Creek Phase II Time Trial | Sept 22 | Columbus
STAGE #12 | MoMBA XC Classic & dual series shootout | October 6 | Dayton
STAGE #13#14 | Vulture's Knob Oktoberfest Finale | October 19 & 20 | Wooster
** not likely but just in case...."Dates subject to change **