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    June 15 | OHIO State Championships At Chestnut Ridge

    This is probably going to be the biggest XC race of the year. Who is all in? I am interested to see how bad the Pro's blow my doors off!

    Check out the 331 website for the most up to date information
    USA Cycling Ohio State Mountain Bike Championship : 331 Racing


    Stage #4 of the Ohio Power Series will host the USA Cycling Ohio State Championship race. Destined to become a classic and already a must attend event. The OPS's first stop in Columbus for 2013 is the second cross country race of the 14 event series which contains 6 XC races. A Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization (COMBO) maintained trail and one of the newest trail system to hit the buckeye state. Chestnut Ridge is south east of the heart of the Buckeye Nation and is considered the first ridge in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains reaching 1050 feet above sea level and features several out croppings of ancient Blank Hand sandstone bedrock. Due to the central location and proximity to the state capital this is sure to become a destination trail for many central Ohio mountain bikers. The Chestnut Ridge XC consists of approx 8-10 miles of well managed trail that climbs and twists around black oak, pines and chestnut trees.

    Approx Times: check back for final schedule
    10:30-12:00 - Practice
    11:00 - Registration Begins (pick up for pre-registration packets)
    12:00 - Practice ends
    YOUTH RACE SERIES #2 | Bikes for Kids presentation
    12:00 - Mini-Mites race (5 & Under)
    12:10 - Mini-Sonics race (6-8 yr olds)
    12:20 - Super Sonics race (9-11 yr olds)
    12:35 - Nitro Sonics race (12-13 yr olds)

    12:30 - Registration Ends
    1:00 - CAT 3 Beginner Race - 1 lap 8 miles
    1:05 - Juniors - 1 lap 8 miles
    1:40 - CAT 1&2 Expert Race - 3 laps 24 miles
    1:45 - CAT 2 Sport Race - 2 laps 16 miles
    3:30ish - Awards Ceremony

    Lap counts approx 8 miles per lap
    1 lap - Beginner & Junior (CAT 3)
    2 laps - Sport (CAT 2)
    3 laps - Expert men (CAT 1/CAT 2)

    Special appearance from the freshest tex-mex-fusion food available in Columbus, Ohio. "Gourmet on-the-go goodness" Tacos or Enchilada to all racers. The menu will also be available to all spectators and families at normal menu pricing. Remember to support those that support our sport!

    Video of Chestnut from opening day. There has been a lot of trail added since, and if it drys up enough to ride I will try to make an updated video.

    Race Fees: Early Bird registration includes dinner ticket for tacos or enchilada from the "red hot food truck"
    - Series Pass - $25.00 (pre-season purchase only)
    - Online registration (early bird) - $40.00 (til June 7) (food included)
    - Online registration - $40.00 + $5.00 food ticket (June 8-June 14)
    - Race Day "Late" registration - $45 + $5.00 food ticket option
    - ALL Juniors 18 & Under- $15.00 (no food ticket)

    CAT 1 racers are the only category required to have a USA Cycling license in-order to race. The expert race is a combined Cat 1 & Cat 2 race, if you enter as a Cat 2 racer you are not required to have a annual USA Cycling mountain bike license for this race. However, if you are wishing to qualify for nationals you must have a current and valid USA Cycling license to participate in the National XC Championship.

    USAC One Day License: There will be NO one day USAC license requirement.

    The top-15 riders from each category and age-group offered at the USA Cycling MTB State and Regional Championships
    (same discipline and category) will eligible to compete at the National Championships. Riders will also need to be United States
    citizen or permanent resident (amateur categories only) and have a current annual USA Cycling MTB license. Specific qualification
    procedures and guidelines will be posted to The Official Website - USA Cycling.

    USA Cycling MTB Cross Country National Championship July 18-21 at Bear Creek Resort in Pennsylvania.

    CLASSES / CATEGORIES | NOTE: we may add or combine age groups base on participation

    CAT1/CAT 2 / expert | 3 laps
    18 & U Junior
    19-39 Senior
    40+ Master

    CAT 2 / sport open | 2 laps
    A step between the Sport & Expert Classes. We have a lot of fast Sport riders who have considered moving up, but the step to expert is pretty major. So we've created a new class as an intermediary between sport and expert. Sport Open will run 2 laps, and be an Open Age Class & mixed gender. All of you fast sport riders... this is the new class for you. This class will not serve as a qualifier class for USA Cycling or State Championship but will count towards the Ohio Power Series only.

    CAT 2 / sport | 2 laps
    18 & U Junior
    19-29 Senior
    30-39 Master
    40-49 Master
    50+ Master

    CAT 3 / beginner | 1 lap
    19-29 Senior
    30-39 Master
    40-49 Master
    50+ Master

    Junior | 1 lap
    age 10-12
    age 13-14
    age 15-16
    age 17-18

    YOUTH All about the entry level mountain bike race, short distance...see descriptions below for more information. Parents are allowed to run or ride next to their child. If your child is more advanced and can normally complete an adult lap please consider the junior class.

    A fun short loop for the kids. Various classes based on age and abilities. From training wheels to tiny tots to mini-mites...a little something for all! Free entry

    5 and under and training wheels - small drag race down a straight line in front of the staging area.
    6-8 yr olds - 1 lap on the kids course
    9-11 yr olds - 1 or 2 laps on the kids course
    12-13 yr olds - 2 to 3 laps on the kids course

    * FYI: as events continue to grow we have raised the day of race registration simply to encourage pre-registration. This enables us to prepare food orders, swag purchases and 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.

    See the 331 website to register (registration will be open soon).

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    Old folks start behind young'ens? What's the timing between age groups? Gonna be tough to pass unless poison ivy isn't a concern.

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    To answer your question, splits will depend on how large classes are and total entry numbers and will be decided as race nears or on race day. We try to place the faster ages first so young'ens are not necessarily first.

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    The race is now one week away! The trail is in AWESOME condition with more single track and the flow has been vastly improved from last year. COMBO has been working their butts off on it and it shows. Get your practice laps in this weekend then start your peak for the race!

    See you out there.

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