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Rock N Road Cyclery Featured Shop June 2

Rock N Road Cyclery Featured Shop June 2

Rock N’ Road has 4 locations throughout Orange County, and they never stop playing. All 3 owners ride, and make…

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Mountain Bike Family Night June 9

Mountain Bike Family Night June 9

Do Not Miss This: Family night delivers Laughs, cuteness, and lots of kiddo diversions…the stuff memories are made of.

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Beginner Ride-A-Long and 360 Fly Cash Dash Next Week

Beginner Ride-A-Long and 360 Fly Cash Dash Next Week

You asked for it, you got it. OTH’s two big editions get added this week: Beginner Ride-A-Long and 360 Fly…

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Race Course at Irvine Lake, Orange, CA

  • Kids 6-11 yrs Course distance approx 2 miles.
  • Adult Course distance: approx. 4 miles (varies from week to week)
  • Elevation gain per lap: 350+ feet vertical
  • Beginner, Junior Course, Sport Women: 2 laps (approx. 7.5 miles, 700+ vertical)
  • Sport, Single Speed, Super Sport Course, Elite Women: 3 laps (approx. 11 miles, 1,050+ vertical)
  • Elite Course: 4 laps (approx. 14.5 miles, 1,400+ vertical)

Weekly awards given to race winners

  • Series leader in most classes will wear RokForm Leader Jersey
  • Top 30% receive  An “OTH Winner’s Pint Glass”

Results posted online each week

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The Over the Hump Series is a
The Enthusiast Group, Inc. event.

Event Location: Irvine Lake

4621 Santiago Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676

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(949) 427-2897

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OTH history

2009

Kicked Off Our Inaugural Season

The Fire was lit.

Series, kicked off our inaugural season in 2009 with 2 races. No sponsors, no race history…just a dream to have a mid-week bike race in our backyard. That dream met a race-hungry Orange County.  We started with only two races and both sold out, with over 350 racers!
2010

12 Week Race Series Bridges the Water at Irvine Lake

2010’s 12 race series saw 1,500 people racing. Sponsors, bike shops and friends filled the grass exhibit area next to the lake, making every night a bike race with a party.

2010’s rainy winter gave the course designers water to throw into the mix, with 100 yard land bridges and creative re-routing, as the water raised 20 feet, two weeks before race start. [See photos]

2011

The Kids Race and the World Gets Better!

May: Linked Cycling starts the weekly Kid’s race (ages 6-11) driven by their passion for bikes and people. They wanted to see the kid’s race of 2010 happen weekly. Kids have raced every week since 2011, because Linked Cycling creates the kid’s race experience.

September: Over the Hump featured In Mountain Bike Action’s article “Over the Hump and Over the Top”The conclusion: “If every town had a Hump Race, the world would be a better place.”

2012

Over the Hump Goes Digital

Introducing… Over the Hump, “new and improved”! We added digital chips on the race number plates, a big finish arch and lots of bells and whistles to improve each racer’s mid-week fun race experience, rarely experienced at grass roots events. Replay Timing joined our team to offer:  Quick Check in, lap times, and real time results…does it get any better?

2013

OTH Grows the Fun!

For the first time, Over The Hump Mountain Bike Race Series™ licenses the midweek race brand, to see it grow into Los Angeles.

The vision: Reproduce, the viral phenomenon Orange County mountain bikers were living. A vision with a laser beam focus: to make mountain bike racing fun again. 

2014

Building and building

With the help of Audi of America, Orange County Parks, TLG Paving and HDX Hydration Mix Over the Hump’s course begins to take some incredible shape.

Creativity meets creators on the course: tractor drivers, rangers and racers pick up their tools to create a re-envisioned course. New course features added berms, bumps, and layers of dirt, to add to the flavor of the Irvine Lake course.

2015

Racing Begins: May 19

Season Highlights

Photography

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Photos
2015
  • May 26 Wheel Bowling and Race Photos
  • WAHOO’S OTH INSTAGRAM CONTEST
  • Gary Fisher Opens OTH 2015-Photos
  • Finale Photos by Called to Creation August 26
  • Pictures from August 19 Race and Post Race Festivities
  • Family Night Photos Gallery - August 12
  • Official Photos August 5 by PB Creative
  • Official July 29 photographer: Called to Creation

Season 06

Race 01 Leaderboard

Women's Elite Standings

Joy Doe

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Kid's Standings

Tommy Doe

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Men's Sport 3 standings

Mac Doe

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Men's Sport 2 Standings

John Doe

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Men's Beginner 39 Standings

Don Doe

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Women's Beginner Standings

Jane Doe

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I blame you and your amazing event. Now, I'm addicted. Thanks a lot. It's all your fault. More training, GU, time on the bike, fees, all to feed the next dimension of my riding. My goal was just to finish and yet I did pretty well finishing 18 in my group of 40 something riders. Now I have to come back, and move up a few spots. See you next week, and thanks for the addiction!

-Ken H., Ontario, CA
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