Laguna Coast Wilderness Fire-Park Closed
Laguna Coast Wilderness Fire Park Closed Due to Sunday Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Closed Due to Fire A brush fire broke out yesterday in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Firefighters have been working overnight to fight the fire, which is nearing containment. The park will be closed until there is no chance of fire. Please watch › Read more
Beginner 2016 Series 1 Champions Awarded Podium Positions
The Top 3 beginners in each of the 8 Beginner Categories were crowned champions at Tuesday June 14 mid season semi-finale. The battle was tight, with just a point or two separating many of the classes. Racers in the beginner classes keep their best 4 of 6 races.  Another set of Beginner Champions will be › Read more
New: 2 Lap Intermediate Mountain Bike Class Begins July 19
How can a person learn to race mountain bikes? We take FUN RACING seriously – OUR MISSION: Create a race for every level of mountain biker to experience the fun, competition and camaraderie of the OTH Family “Race” Experience.  So… …. introducing OTH Intermediate Class July 19   One of the biggest challenges in any sport is the › Read more
New November Bike Festival to Bring the Best of Bikes to Orange County
Revolution Bike Fest announced to come to Orange County November 4-6, 2016. This family friendly bike festival will Bring the Best of Bikes, Beer, and Bands plus camping, riding and outdoor experiences based at Irvine Lake. 3 years ago we dreamed of creating an experience of a lifetime, right here in our Road and Mountain Bike Mecca playground…Orange County. › Read more
2nd Annual ThinkASG MTB Club MJR Memorial Benefit Saturday June 18
Join the 2nd Annual ThinkASG MTB Club MJR Memorial Benefit Saturday June 18 Thanks to everyone who participated in making our first MJR benefit fundraiser a great success!  We are looking forward to seeing you again this year on June 18th.  For those that are new to this event, here is a little recap of › Read more
This Week Beginner Podiums and Prizes at the Final Race Before the Break
Tuesday Beginners get sent into the summer break with Podiums and Prizes at the Final Race of the first half of our season 5 Races under our belt, a beginner Ride-A-Long, and the Muscle Monster Cash Dash…what could add more excitement to the Bike Party at Over the Hump? Answer: Prizes, Podiums and More… It’s our › Read more
Rock N Road Celebrates Summer and Winners with 40 dollars Tuesday June 14
Rock N’ Road Cyclery is awarding $40 to 1st place winners on Tuesday June 14 to give a shout out to winners and get you started rolling into summer. Rock N Road Cyclery is back for our final race of the first half of our 2016 season! With their 25th year anniversary underway, there’s a lot to celebrate. › Read more
Travel Back to Second Over the Hump in 2009
OTH Course Builder Rich Khachadoorian. We have the best team ever!  Rich Khachadoorian has been a part of our Orange County Race Community longer than many OTHers have been mountain biking. He’s been around OTH for all 8 years, and has been creating the best Over the Hump courses this season, as OTH Course Creator AKA and “Man › Read more
Muscle Monster Cash Dash
Muscle Monster Cash Dash Results from June 7 at Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race After mentoring a beginner or junior racer in the Beginner Ride-A-Long Elite Racers took the line during the Muscle Monster Cash Dash where Racers went home with $1000 worth of cash primes. Elite Cash Dash Victors were Lap 1 – Fastest Lap › Read more
June 7 Racer Photo Gallery of Beginner Ride A Long Night
It was a full 3 ring circus at Over the Hump, with 4 unique courses on Tuesday night. Kids Race. Beginner Ride-A-Long Course, Sport – Super Sport Course, and finally the Elite Muscle Monster Cash Dash. Some riders were even fortunate enough to jump in with Leigh Donovan (I Choose Bikes founder and former World Champion › Read more
2016 Video by Fox Head Shares Energy of Over the Hump
Jump into the 2016 Over the Hump season head first to see what it’s all about in this video by Fox Head.   › Read more
Surf City Cyclery is back as Featured Shop this Week
Surf City Cyclery is back as Featured Shop this Week. Come cool yourself off after the race, with Surf City Cyclery Towels. The dirtier the ride, the better. And coupon prizes for the top 3 finishers in the 20 classes, so 60 total. They’re also having two rides this Saturday June 4, a road ride and a MTB ride. › Read more
Beginner Ride-A-Long Plus Muscle Monster Cash Dash Tuesday June 7
BACK for our second year Beginner Ride A Long and Muscle Monster Cash Dash Short-Course. What does that mean: Elite Racers will only have short race for points on Tuesday, but will mentor a less experienced rider during the main event…then following the main event the Muscle Monster Cash Dash will go out for approximately 12 minutes of › Read more
FREE Pre-Ride Race Clinic with Leigh Donovan Tuesday June 7
Tuesday June 7, 2016 – at Over The Hump “FREE” Pre-Ride Race Clinic Leigh Donovan (former MTB world Champ) Join Leigh Donovan (former MTB world Champ) this coming Tuesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Over the Hump race, Irvine Lake, CA (Location and directions here). Leigh will meet you at the start/finish area and will ride a lap on › Read more
Family Night Hits Big With Kids of All Ages
Photos of Family Night May 31 is a hit with kids of all ages: This is the way families Mountain Bike Together Bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, and talented Disney Face Painters joined us Tuesday. John even got to jump in the brand new Mazda CX-9 (and was very impressed, check that out next › Read more
Troy Lee Designs Hosts Laguna Canyon Foundation Trail Fundraiser Saturday
Troy Lee Designs Hosts Laguna Canyon Foundation Trail Mix Fundraiser This Saturday Help us launch Laguna Canyon Foundation’s new TrailMix program! Troy Lee Designs is sponsoring this kick-off event–no ticket required, but there will be plenty of opportunities to support our trails! Please bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your friends’ kids, and help › Read more
Fullerton Bicycles Defines Bicycle as a Fun Memory
Family Night’s Featured Shop Fullerton Bicycles keeps it simple: IT’S ABOUT FUN & FAMILY. Mike Franze, FB’s owner says, ” A Bike is simple…no matter what kind, it boils down to a memory, that we all have as a kid…FUN and FREEDOM.” This Week Fullerton Bicycles gives away a bike to a kid’s race winner, › Read more
May 24 Photos Posted: Elite through Sport
This week was a bit different, as PLS Photographers captured the fun on some of the single track sections of the OTH Sport, Super Sport, Single Speed, Clydesdale, 60+, and Elite racers. While Steve and Mike were not able to capture every racer, the new portions of the course made for some epic office and › Read more
Family Night May 31 Brings Out Mountain Biking’s Future Racers
Family Night Tuesday May 31, Brings Out Mountain Biking’s Future Racers, and big family involvement. Don’t be selfish, Invite your friends to experience the magic at family night. Ever asked yourself: Where can a kid mountain bike race in Orange County? Family night delivers Laughs, cuteness, and lots of kiddo diversions…the stuff memories are made of. › Read more
JAX Bicycles Featured Shop Hosts May 24
JAX Bicycles Featured Shop Hosts May 24- Here’s what you’re in for! Want to know what you’re in for? Trek Bicycle Demo: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Demo Bikes – Top Fuel, Remedy, Lush, Stache & Fuel EX 29 Raffle: Enter At The Jax Tent Bontrager – Set Of XR4 MTB Tires & Flash Charger › Read more
May 17 Photos Shimano XTR Di2 Winner 80s Style
May 17 Photos Shimano XTR Di2 Winner 80s Style – Greg Ferrenstein (G2 Bike) took home the grand prize on Shimano Night at Over the Hump, but the biggest “KISS” splash was brought by Bellen of Project Bike Love with her 80’s Flair. Thanks to Phil Beckman of PB Creative, for sharing his talent for › Read more
RokForm kicks off Leader’s Jersey Competition Tomorrow Night
RokForm kicks off Leader’s Jersey Competition Tomorrow Night. Here’s who’s wearing it in each class. *Leaders please come to the merchandise tent, in order to sign out and then return your RokForm Leader’s Jersey Tomorrow before the race. **Leaders must wear the RokForm Leader’s Jersey to be scored in their leading race category, during the time › Read more
The Path Brings 80’s Night Fun as This Week’s Featured Shop
Join The Path Bike Shop as they Bring 80’s Night Fun as This Week’s Featured Shop – Dress up, or come as you are…just make it FUN! Contest Tuesday: Best 80’s outfit to post on Instagram with tags #thepathbikeshop #raceoth #80sNight will win a 4 pack of OTH race entries (2 adults 2 kids) for › Read more
Shimano Night This Tuesday at Over The Hump
Shimano Night This Tuesday at Over The Hump – Shimano to give one winner A COMPLETE XTR Di2 Electric GROUP. We’re excited to welcome Shimano as a GOLD SPONSOR at OTH this season. Having  local Irvine-based Shimano adding their flair for quality and precision is definitely adding to racer’s total experience in 2016. What do you need to › Read more
May 10 Photos of Over the Hump Season Opener
May 10 Photos of Over the Hump Season Opener Steve Shambeck, official opening night photographer, was out clicking on the action at our new Race venue, Oak Canyon Park, Tuesday.  You can see the action previews below. Purchase between now and Saturday night can take advantage of our “48 Hour Sale” and save 15% by › Read more
Women’s Mountainbike Training Day at Whiting Ranch This Saturday
Courageous Women of Dirt Lead Women’s Mountainbike Training Day at Whiting Ranch This Saturday WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 14TH 2016 Only 150 spaces available for women to participate, so hurry! WHERE: WHITING RANCH WILDERNESS PARK; GLENN RANCH ROAD, TRABUCO CANYON, 92679 2.5 HOUR MTB RIDE BASED ON YOUR SKILL LEVEL FOLLOWED BY THREE 30 MINUTE BIKE Push Racing › Read more
Rock N’ Road Cyclery’s “Trail Party” opens to OTH this Tuesday with Live Music and fun!
Rock N’ Road is helping make this the biggest opening night in the history of the world! (Assuming, of course that we ARE the center of the universe).   As Rock N’ Road celebrates their 25th Anniversary, they’ve gone big to make this an OTH to remember.  Epic SoCal Tuesday night FUN is her for › Read more
5 Ways to Be Faster this Year at OTH
I’m thinking about Over the Hump starting in one week and getting butterflies in my stomach…you probably are too! And yet, even in these last days I’m also thinking of ways to squeeze out a little more speed come race day. We are all at different levels, but perhaps some of these suggestions can help › Read more
Important- Number Plate Pick Up this Saturday at Mazda Regional Office
Love Lines and Stressing Out?…wait till Next Tuesday. Everybody Else Listen up! Do yourself (and us) a favor. Make your first OTH of the season FUN  from the START! Why Do we have a pre-race number plate pick up? Over the Hump’s opener has a history of being 100% sold out, over the past 7 › Read more
Enhance Your Performance for Racing to the Finish
Five Ways to Enhance Your Anaerobic Performance By Sean Swopes, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance I’ve trained for a variety of races over the past decade, from half marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks to cycling races including, most recently, Over the Hump. While each type of race brings its › Read more
Fallen Over the Hump Mountain Biker Needs Our Help
Chris Hukill, raced in a few OTH races last year.   On Friday April 22 Chris was Mountain Biking when he fell 200 feet at Laguna Canyon. He has very good friends in our OTH Community, and needs our help. We can help our injured friend and rider. Family and close friends are seeking help to cover medical › Read more
You Can Help 50 Mile Ride Donate 720 Bikes This Saturday
Volunteer and participate in Rwanda Ride Next Saturday Don’t ride, no problem. Ride, but want to help?  Here’s How! With the ride only a week away, I wanted to reach out to let everyone know what needs we still have to fill to ensure a safe and fun ride next Saturday.  Here is a brief › Read more
Where Can Kids Race Mountain Bikes in Southern California?
Kids race every week at Irvine Lake, at 5:30pm starting May 10 on Tuesday Nights. Most parents hanker to pass our passion along to our kids. Chad Jarrett has been sharing his passion with his Daughter Malia at Over the Hump as they race their mountain bikes weekly. Entry fee: $10 per race (online or onsite) › Read more
Over the Hump is the Best Beginner Race in the Country: Why?
We prepare for your first mountain bike race. How can I get into mountain bike racing, if I've never raced before? Which mountain bike race should I try first? › Read more
Work at Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race this Summer
We're hiring a Race Day Course Technician Join the OTH Team. Ever dream of spending your summer playing with dirt, hanging out with cool people, and contributing to the most energetically inclusive group of people on the planet? › Read more
Over the Hump Registration opens April 1st
First race of the season is Tuesday May 10....But REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 1st. (Our season opener always sells out before race day › Read more
OTH has moved… to the other side of the lake.
Yes it’s true, we have moved our staging and parking area from the Irvine Lake “Official Gate” to the back side of Irvine Lake, called Oak Canyon. › Read more
28th Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race is Next Weekend
Join our friends at SamBarn.com March 19-20 at Lake Isabella for the best community, riding food and Tasty beer from Kern River Brewing. › Read more
Fresh singletrack options and new Pro Fat Tire Crit course at Whiskey Off-Road
(TUCSON, ARIZ.), March 8, 2016 – Epic Rides today announced new singletrack trail options for the Whiskey Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event plus a new Pro Fat Tire Criterium course that;s spectator friendly in the heart of downtown Prescott, Arizona. Building on the all-inclusive nature of each Epic Rides Off-Road Series event, the new routes › Read more
Mazda joins Over the Hump as Presenting Sponsor in 2016
Mazda has joined us as our Presenting Sponsor in 2016, and will be bringing all their lifestyle enhancing 4 wheel vehicles we’ve been seeing “Zoom-ing” around Southern California. So get ready, Over the Humpers for Mazda preferred parking, and lots of fun integration with our newest addition to the OTH Family.  Welcome aboard Mazda, and all the So › Read more
Best Destination Races: Epic Rides Off-Road Series Early Bird Registration Ends Sunday
Mountain Bikers Unite! Our friends at the Epic Rides Off-Road Series have the best production, courses and teams of any destination races we know. Fun is King to them, too. But don't get locked out, their events sell out, and you can get in on the action at a discount till Sunday. › Read more
We’ve Started the 4 Month Countdown to Over The Hump 2016
We’re super excited about the 2016 Over the Hump season, starting May 10th at Irvine Lake › Read more
The Path Bike Shop Counts Down to Christmas- Deals Every Day
Each day features a special promotion good for one business day only. You'll save on everything you need (or want) for this holiday. › Read more
Rock N Road Cyclery Sells Santa $100 for $90
Stocking Stuffers and more, plus, they're selling $100 gift certificates for $90. › Read more
Fullerton Bicycles and Buena Park Bicycles Christmas Sale
We have lots of items with this tag on it for a 10-50% savings on all types of Great gift ideas.... › Read more
G2 Bike is Making Room for Santa’s New Deliveries in 2016
Santa's markdowns are your gift wins. Awesome hydration packs and helmets are 50% off while G2 Bike does their Christmas Cleaning. › Read more
Save Money Playing Santa at Pure Ride Cycles this Christmas
Great gift ideas for your bicycle rider young or old, from Pure Ride Cycles, with a few little perks just for shopping. › Read more
Top 10 Gift Ideas for your bicyclist from Surf City Cyclery
Buying the perfect gift for your favorite cyclists can be tough. Thankfully, we have put together a list of our favorite gifts for all the riders on your list. This bicycle gift guide will ensure every cyclist is happy this holiday season › Read more
Evo Race Carbon Speed Tuned Wheel Sale for Christmas
Save $150. The Path Bike Shop is selling the best value carbon wheel we've found on the market today until December 31. › Read more
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