We’re making some changes for the betterment of the OTH Race Experience for Beginners, Intermediates: The Best Mountain Bike Race Experience Gets Better beginning at the second half of the Over the Hump MTB Race Series July 18, 2017.
Mountain bike racing is invigorating…it lights up conversations, and allows us to set goals, and get faster as we race more.
Put “Race” in front of anything and our Adult Inner 12 Year Old takes over. Box Cars, The Tortoise and the Hare, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (You get the picture).
The new OTH changes create room for the new, uninitiated, interested and race-timid explorers. Because no one wants to jump into a “fixed” race, or box with Mike Tyson in the first round.
THE CHALLENGE: everyone wants to win.
THE TRUTH: not everyone can every time.
The Best Mountain Bike Race Experience balance: here’s how that plays out at Over the Hump. Every single registered racer wants to race, and be competitive…that’s where the fun is. Our Goal at OTH is to MAKE MORE FUN FOR EVERYONE! We do that by attempting the impossible challenge of keeping the competition fair and balanced throughout the classes, along with appropriate course design, etc.
EVERY SINGLE RACER IS RACING HARD: Beginner racers, you are working hard, and quite possibly still faster than the “weekend warrior” on the trails. It’s beginner racing, and that means it still can be fast.
The OTH Goal is to give new Beginners, Intermediates: The Best Mountain Bike Race Experience
Racers who have focused their goals, bike choices and performance on getting faster: Congrats on reaching for the next level. We applaud your efforts and look forward to seeing you continue to have an elevated race experience, as you achieve the Next Level Racing you are chasing.
Weekly and Series points will be counted and shown on the website to show your race growth and success, and give you fuel for the water cooler banter on Wednesdays. But the big change is at the end of the season, for the Men’s Beginner Classes. Men’s podiums start Intermediate.
Beginner Men: If you’ve been training to “podium”, for yourself and your sponsors, you’ll want to be racing Intermediate and Beyond.
All Men’s Beginner Classes Move Up Guidelines:
All Intermediate Classes Move Up Guidelines:
We have never met a racer who wasn’t happy about their choice to move up. Trust us, the extra distance and competition as you move up the classes has made racers like Brandon Brown, Kimmi Runner, and Eric Williams, and Michelle Vangilder accel and grow into racers who have made their mark on the MTB Race scene in California and beyond.
As you gear up for the second half of the 2017 Over the Hump MTB Race Series, take a look at the current standings and gear up for the fun.
The Best Mountain Bike Race Experience Begins Back at Irvine Lake on Tuesday July 18.
Bring out some new friends to the Beginner Class, these changes have made room for the new, interested and race timid to dip their toe in the racing water and have the time of their lives.Button