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
2013 OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
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)
USA CYCLING FEES & LICENSE
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
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
CAT 3 / beginner | 1 lap
Junior | 1 lap
YOUTH All about the smiles...an 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.
YOUTH RACE SERIES #2
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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