June 26 First Half of OTH Season Wrap up

Photo Courtesy Scott McClain

Summer is in full swing…and OTH first half of the season was a testament to thriving Southern California Mountain Bike Racing in OC Parks territory. We have so many people, and sponsors to thank, and of course the most active participants of all you racers.

What began as a dream in 2009 is now full technicolor. True competition, family fun, mid-week gathering for friends, and of course the always energetic kids racer, which thanks to Linked Cycling has become a staple weekly event at the lake. Thanks to Surf City Cyclery, as our Featured Shop for the Night, we had a ton of help making the wheels turn at Irvine Lake.

SRAM gave away a RockShox XC fork at the beginning of the race to a Beginner 2 racer. The winner was # 692, Nolan Morse, a B2. He received a Rock Shox XC 32 TK with pop loc 26″.

Each week SRAM is giving away goods to registered racers at the race start, which has allowed unsuspecting winners to go home with lottery-ish prizes each week. Can’t wait to see what is in store for the second half of the season

Tuesday night, after a 6 week run of raising funds, David Browning President of Think ASG an OC based IT solutions firm (an OTH Sponsor), shared what his team, along with Two Wheels One Planet has set out to do with their raffle and donations in the 2012 season. “On behalf of thinkASG and Two Wheels, One Planet (tASG/TWOP) we wanted to say “thank you” for the great support of the OTH community thru the first half of 2012 season.  As most are now aware, our challenge to our team was to Play, Promote and Pay it forward – i.e. have fun being fit, share a little about tASG/TWOP to the OTH participants and, most of all, recognize the blessing we all enjoy to be able to be part of OTH and share that gift forward to others in need.

“It is with great pride that I share that your ticket purchases, along with generous matching from a shared tASG and OTH partner, Kawasaki, have reached $2,250 to date!  Fate played again when we learned that the gentleman that put up a $100 bill for tickets last night was the holder of the ticket Matt drew, congrats to Rich deMichele!  Again, much gratitude to our fellow OTH family for all that you have contributed and, please, keep it coming.

“Just think, with as many as 500 riders per week, if each of us brought one food item for race, bought just one more raffle ticket per event, we would give South county families 3000 items for the bare shelves and contribute $15,000 toward eliminating cancer in kids!”

RokForm again dropped a custom v3 iPhone Case on racers finishing first in their class.

As we move forward in the series, the SPY Leader Jersey has been settling in on a few riders. It’s been a fun battle to watch, and there are some racers who will be dropping some of their flats, and bonks in the upcoming weeks in July and August, and be moving up. The top 9 race finishes count toward the series final results, so expect Race number 10 to really shake up the masses.

Congratulations to all the racers finishing the top of their class in the first half of the season. Here’s the guys who will be wearing the SPY Leader’s Jersey on July 24 when we come back from our 4 week break.
Copy of Leaders Jersey- July 24 – Sheet1

Enjoy your break, rest up, or pedal hard to move up in the rankings…but remember if it’s not FUN ….get off your bike.  Kid’s toys should never steal your joy!

-Now it’s time for this OTH staff to slide a ride in. Enjoy the ride!

Leave A Comment

Recent Posts

 
A Note to OTH Parents
  Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for taking me to Over the Hump kid’s race.  Since I was 6 you’ve taken me to the best bike party, with Churros and prizes and bikes! What got a little weird for me, Mom, was when Davey told me he is faster than me, and you gave
Presidents Day Sales at OTH Bike Shops
Whats up Humpers!  If you are looking to pick up some new gear this weekend, here are some of the local shops with killer sales going on. Fullerton Bikes and Buena Park Bikes Locations in: Fullerton and Buena Park Fullerton Bikes Customer Appreciation and 14 Year Anniversary Sale. Thursday, Feb 23. Party from 3-8pm Order
Fullerton Bike’s Mike Franze Comments on: It’s Just Over the Hump
“As you know your impact is huge! I’m sure you hear this time and time again It is just over the HUMP……..” Mike Franze, the owner and main personality behind Fullerton Bikes and Buena Park Bikes, sent us a pretty awesome email about his thoughts on why Over the Hump is so awesome. So we
What Class Should I be Racing in at Over The Hump?
Should I Be Racing in Intermediate, Beginner, Sport, Super Sport, or Elite at Over the Hump? Sometimes it’s easy to pick your class.  Sometimes it’s not. Million Dollar Question(s).  ‘Was I challenged enough in my class last year?‘  ‘I’m new to Over the Hump.  Where do I fit?’ Over the Hump is a finely tuned balance of
6 Week – Beginner to Intermediate Training Plan OTH
Getting ready for Over the Hump this year as a beginner or intermediate and don’t have a training plan?  Check out this 6 week plan. You will be training 5 days a week (6 if you complete the optional portions) about an hour a day.  There are 3 bike rides, 2 strength training sessions, and
What Makes OTH So Amazing: YOU
OTH Community: YOU YOU are the heart and soul of the Over the Hump Community.  Every year, every week of the season you all make OTH the amazing experience that it is.  You have made OTH into the biggest midweek mountain bike race in the country and the engaging, captivating and most FUN race we
mautic is open source marketing automation