Top 30% of Finishers Pint
A tradition started 9 years ago, Top 30% of Race Finishers at Over the Hump win the coveted OTH Pint Glass. Thanks to Damion Hickman Designs, introducing the 2017 weekly trophy.   Say hello to the new 2017 OTH Race Winner Glass! Want to drink your favorite brew out of one of these puppies? Top › Read more
2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get New Class
2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get a New Class in the upcoming season. While we believe in letting kids compete and have fun at the same time, the reality is at the ages of 12-15 there is such a huge gap between skill, fitness, and maturity, that we want it to be fun and competitive › Read more
NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump in 2017
Live under a rock? Then you probably have never heard of Over the Hump…have a friend or two that ride a mountain bike, and you’ve heard the rumble building this year…as race 1 fills, and the season pass discounts near extinction. We try to make a NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump every year.  While › Read more
FREE CTS Mountain Bike Training Plans
These FREE CTS Mountain Bike Training Plans (Carmichael Training Plans) have been developed for the full spectrum of mountain bikers relative to your skills, fitness, and goals. Couch to billy goat climbers you’ll find your ticket to speed(ing up) here!     Ready-Set-Goal: Your FREE Training Plans are Here CTS Created these 2 plans just › Read more
What you need to know as a beginner at OTH
You’ve decided to race at OTH. That’s awesome! Welcome to the best bike community in OC with the most amazing people who get together every week to celebrate fun on two wheels. Here is what you need to know as a new racer. Bikes Any bike, from dusty old clunker, to ridged hardtail, to full › Read more
New Racing Category at OTH This Year: Unicycle
We’re back this year with a new, exciting addition to race categories: The Unicycle division! Here’s a quick look at what you’re in for:   We are working hard to bring everyone into our community and we heard all the requests for a unicycle division from you Humpers, so we delivered. Division Categories Beginner: If it is › 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
Registration is Open: What You Need to Know
3 Ways to Register Buy Season Pass (discount limited to only 150 racers) 12 races for  $299  main event /$89 kids Buy One Race Pre-Registration (online only) $30 main event / $10 kids Or you can wait for Onsite Registration $35/race (check-in 4-6pm) *NOTE: Race #1 will sell out, so register online for season opener) / $10 kids Limited Season › Read more
Get Ready for Family Night
Twice each season, we have family night at OTH.  There is/are ‘lil Tykes and Trikes race, Face Painters from Disneyland, Bounce Houses, a Rock Climbing Wall, and of course, Non Dot Adventures comes out with their awesome Teeter Totter! One of our awesome featured shops throws down for the week with cool prizes, handouts, fun activities and › Read more
OTH Training Rides at Our Local Bike Shops
Looking to up your game this year for Over the Hump?  Here are some awesome training rides going on right now at local bike shops, right in your back yard!   The Path: Locations in Tustin and Trabuco Canyon The Path Bike Shop does hill repeat training rides every Tuesday. Some members of their race team attend, › Read more
The Keyesville Classic: 29 Years of Awesome MTB Fun
Say hello to the Keyesville Classic – 29 Years of great times with awesome people on 2 wheels. If you haven’t heard of it, you should check it out.  This is a super FUN event and our good friend Sam Ames is a huge part of it! Heres the details: Cross Country ♦ Super D › Read more
Want to Know What OTH is All About?
Sum up the spirit of Over the Hump…one word: FUN. whether you’re riding your bike or heading out for the Red Monkey hunting season opener you’re in for the best Bike Party of your life… Heres what to expect at OTH. FUN FIRST The name of the game at OTH is fun!  FUN is SERIOUS BUSINESS here. › Read more
5 Ways to Be Faster this Year at OTH
I’m thinking about Over the Hump starting soon 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 you take it › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
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 › Read more
This Weekend-Nor Cal vs So Cal State Cross Championships
“Sambarn Promotions, the promotion crew from Bakersfield CA is proud to re-launch the showdown of the year for Cali riders, North vs South in a regional battle of cyclocross awesomeness. The Nor Cal vs So Cal State Cross Championships takes place December 17th and 18th. The event was born 7 years ago after literally decades of › Read more
Perfect Mountain Biker Stocking Stuffers-Over the Hump Season Pass Sale
Now till December 31 – Here’s the Perfect Stocking Stuffer for the mountain bikers you love. Give the Best Christmas Gift EVER! (Well, there’s a better one, but it cannot be bought or sold)! Adult – Junior Pass ONLY $299 ($25/race) Kids (6-11yrs) pass ONLY $89  *both passes include Free Event T-shirt & Speed Pass Easy › Read more
5 Ways OTH Can Help You Win at Parenting
by Carrie and Todd Lundell It was seven years ago when we found ourselves toeing the line for our first mountain bike race. We can’t recall exactly how we learned about Over the Hump—then just a fledging little race series with big ambitions—but there we were on the starting line. Although we were both fairly › Read more
Five Ways to Train Smarter This Offseason
By Sean Swopes, PT, DPT, CSCS Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance While most people take the offseason to train for a better “next year,” Mountain Bike-PT Sean Swopes explains why you should spend some time out of the saddle and try a few other methods to improve your performance and overall health. — You › Read more
PB Creative Bike Photos for Sale from Tuesday August 23
Phil Beckman shoots all over the place, and makes all kinds of friends in the Bike World.  So it goes without saying that he captures some of the best action shots we’ve ever seen, and we’re so stoked to collaborate with Phil @ PB Creative. Imagine your friends sitting in your living room, or clients › Read more
Race #12 Recap – Last Race 2016
Well folks, this is it for the 2016 season and we are all still buzzing with excitement from the closing ceremonies at OTH.  This season was the first season including the New Intermediate Class and it was a HUGE HIT!  Thank you to everyone for making this year the best Over the Hump series yet!! Featured › Read more
Kids racers 6-8 years old win a fat bike Tuesday
Stampede Bikes is offing up a 20 Inch Fat Bike that retails for $489 and YOU can win! Stampede Bikes is giving away a 20 Inch Fat Bike this Tuesday, August 22nd to a kid 6-8 years old.  Check it out: Rules Every boy and girl racing this Tuesday is entered!!! Winner announced at Linked Cycling tent after awards are distributed. › Read more
The Path Bike Shop Hosts Over the Hump Finale Tuesday
Hey who said racing has to be TOO Serious? Everyone wins big this week as The Path Bike Shop Hosts Over the Hump Finale Tuesday. If you’re not having fun at OTH, you’re not trying hard enough! Throw on your grass skirt and let’s HULA with this week’s featured shop The Path Bike Shop! Schedule: › Read more
PB Creative Bike Photos for Sale from Tuesday August 16
Phil Beckman shoots all over the place, and makes all kinds of friends in the Bike World.  So it goes without saying that he captures some of the best action shots we’ve ever seen, and we’re so stoked to collaborate with Phil @ PB Creative. Imagine your friends sitting in your living room, or clients › Read more
Race #11 Recap – Cash Dash, Ride Along, and Dusty Clunker
This week we had a ton of fun going on!  Race #11 featured the Beginner / Junior Ride-A-Long, Elite Short Course Cash Dash, and Dusty Clunker Competition sponsored by Revolution Bike Fest.  Oh… And did we mention it was HOT!  Kudos to everyone that came out to race in the dust and heat. Elite Cash › Read more
Intervals for Faster Race Times
If you are looking to get faster at Mountain Bike Racing then you missing out big time if you are not including intervals in your training.  Here are 4 interval types that will give you a broad base of power across different time domains.  If you are looking for a guide on how to train › Read more
G2 Bike – Featured Shop August 16th
Join G2 Bike August 16th as the featured shop for Race #11 at Over The Hump. G2 Bike is a full service bike shop in Aliso Viejo that focuses on building community and providing rides and events that let their customers improve and smile! Check out their upcoming road skills clinic, weekly cyclocross practice and more events here. For more G2 Bike › Read more
Beginner Ride-A-Long and Short Course Race – Tuesday August 16th
Beginner Ride A Long and Short-Course Race Return this Tuesday. 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 Short Course Race will go out for approximately 12 minutes of firing excitement surrounding our exhibit › Read more
Revolution Bike Fest Sponsors Dusty Clunker Competition
Revolution Bike Fest is sponsoring a “Dusty Clunker” competition at Over the Hump Mountain Bike Racing Series on Tuesday,  August 16th. When and Where is This Happening? Oak Canyon Park on August 16th at 7:10pm between the regular races and the short course race at 7:15pm. The Dusty Clunker Competition will be held in the center of › Read more
Family Night Recap – August 9th
This week marked the triumphant return of Family Night!  We had a ‘lil Tykes and Trikes race, Face Painters from Disneyland, Bounce Houses, a Rock Climbing Wall, and of course, Non Dot Adventures was onsite with their awesome Teeter Totter! Pure Ride Cycles came out as our featured shop for the night and were handing › Read more
Don’t Miss the Fun at Family Night on Tuesday, August 8th
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. If you’ve never been to an Over the Hump Race, Family Night is one not › Read more
Dude… Its August already – racer photos and recap – race 9
This week we had an opportunity to send our regular announcer (and Co-Founder), Matt Wenger on vacation!  Matt and family took off, and headed south east to the tropics.  So this week we had John Simanovich from Transworld Motocross on the mic.  Huge thanks to John for stepping up and giving Matt an opportunity to unwind. › Read more
Follow the Orange Cones
We have had some questions during pre-riding about course marking and the difference between the blue and orange cones.  Let’s clarify: Orange Cones Orange cones are used to mark all of the “adult” routes.  What are the “adult” routes?  Any and all of the races that start at 6:00pm. Blue Cones The blue cones are › Read more
A Big Thanks to all of the OTH Volunteers
It takes a small army to put on Over the Hump every week and most of everything we love about OTH flat-out would not happen without our awesome volunteers.  Thanks guys and gals!  We appreciate you so much. I you see someone out there in an orange Over the Hump shirt during the second half › Read more
July 26th Racer Photo Gallery and Recap
This week was Simple Green night with the Simple Green team out in full force.  We saw fun activities, backpacks full of free product, and even Eibar was at OTH.  More awesome footage to come! Incycle was our featured shop for the night and was in attendance handing out a ton of cool swag… including the “buff” › Read more
The Future is Now!!  3 Riders Under 18 Tearing up OTH
“He is how old?  And he got 2nd place?  Wow, just wow.” If you are like me, on Wednesday morning one of the first things to do is check the results section on the OTH website.  You absolutely check the class that you ride in, and a few classes of friends that you know raced › Read more
Beginner – Intermediate OTH Training Template
**Please talk with your Doctor before implementing any new training regimen** How does a busy person train for a race like Over the Hump?  Not everyone has the time to devote every day of the week to training for your next race.  We put together a basic template for the beginner to intermediate that is › Read more
July 19th Racer Photo Gallery – The Beginning of the Second Half
  Its on again Humpers!  Last night we kicked off the second half of the OTH season in style. We had a ton of fun at the first race since the midpoint break with Bike Religion coming out as our featured shop for the night. It was also our first race since we introduced the NEW Intermediate Category!  Shoutout › Read more
OTH Resumes with RokForm Leaders Taking the Line
Tomorrow Over the Hump Resumes with the RokForm Leaders going into race seven. Who’s wearing the Orange “target”? Class # Racer sponsor Elite Men (44-) 590 ALFRED PACHECO BEAR VALLEY BIKES Elite Masters Men (45+) 291 EMILIO CERVANTES 949 RACING Elite Women 623 LAURA MORRIS G2 BIKE SuperSport 1 Men (35-) 128 TREVOR HUNTER ROCK › Read more
BIkeExchange Inks New Deal with ORICA
This is the first year that OTH has partnered with online marketplace BikeExchange. BikeExchange is not only the world’s largest online marketplace for ‘everything bike’, but they recently secured the exclusive naming rights of newly named professional cycling team ORICA-BikeExchange. The ORICA-BikeExchange partnership cements the company’s ongoing commitment to the local and international cycling industry › Read more
This Mobility Routine Will Keep You On Your Bike Longer
This Soft-Tissue Maintenance Routine Will Keep You On Your Bike Longer By Dustin Hancock, DPT, PT Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance The “Mountain Bike-PT” Dustin Hancock explains how introducing a soft-tissue mobilization maintenance program can help you avoid limiting aches and pains so you can stay on the bike longer, train harder, and reduce your › Read more
VIP Parking for Mazda Drivers at OTH
VIP Parking for Mazda Owners Makes Its Triumphant Return for the Second Half of the 2016 Season at OTH. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Mazda, title sponsor of OTH, has set up an entire parking lot for Mazda Drivers at Over the Hump every Tuesday.  Not only is this parking lot › Read more
Who Should Mountain Bike Intermediate VS Beginner VS Sport?
Should I Race Intermediate, Beginner or Sport at Over the Hump? Sometimes it’s easy to spot a beginner, sometimes it’s not. Million Dollar Question(s).  ‘Who Should Mountain Bike Intermediate VS Beginner VS Sport?’ AND  ‘How do I know if I’m choosing, you’re forcing me to move, or my “friends” have ‘ratted me out’ as a non-beginner?’ Over › Read more
3 Core Exercises for Faster Race Times
Stability is extremely important in Mountain Bike racing.  Whether you are pulling through a tight corners, charging up a steep climb, or bombing down a fire road, you need a strong, tight core to maximize your speed and efficiency.  Your core is directly responsible for your speed and agility out on the course.  Simply put, › Read more
Bicycle Retailer Covers Revolution Bike Festival in Orange County
Bicycle Retailer Covers Revolution Bike Festival Coming to Orange County in November 2016 Read Full Article › Read more
4th of July Sales Happening Now
Had your eye on a new bike or cycling gear for a while?  Right now many of our featured bike shops are having 4th of July sales on awesome bikes and gear.  Check out a shop near you. Jax Bicycle Center Locations in Costa Mesa, Claremont, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Long Beach, Laguna Niguel, Murrieta, › Read more
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Top 30% of Finishers Pint
A tradition started 9 years ago, Top 30% of Race Finishers at Over the Hump win the coveted OTH Pint Glass. Thanks to Damion Hickman Designs, introducing the 2017 weekly trophy.   Say hello to the new 2017 OTH Race Winner Glass! Want to drink your favorite brew out of one of these puppies? Top
2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get New Class
2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get a New Class in the upcoming season. While we believe in letting kids compete and have fun at the same time, the reality is at the ages of 12-15 there is such a huge gap between skill, fitness, and maturity, that we want it to be fun and competitive
NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump in 2017
Live under a rock? Then you probably have never heard of Over the Hump…have a friend or two that ride a mountain bike, and you’ve heard the rumble building this year…as race 1 fills, and the season pass discounts near extinction. We try to make a NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump every year.  While
FREE CTS Mountain Bike Training Plans
These FREE CTS Mountain Bike Training Plans (Carmichael Training Plans) have been developed for the full spectrum of mountain bikers relative to your skills, fitness, and goals. Couch to billy goat climbers you’ll find your ticket to speed(ing up) here!     Ready-Set-Goal: Your FREE Training Plans are Here CTS Created these 2 plans just
What you need to know as a beginner at OTH
You’ve decided to race at OTH. That’s awesome! Welcome to the best bike community in OC with the most amazing people who get together every week to celebrate fun on two wheels. Here is what you need to know as a new racer. Bikes Any bike, from dusty old clunker, to ridged hardtail, to full
New Racing Category at OTH This Year: Unicycle
We’re back this year with a new, exciting addition to race categories: The Unicycle division! Here’s a quick look at what you’re in for:   We are working hard to bring everyone into our community and we heard all the requests for a unicycle division from you Humpers, so we delivered. Division Categories Beginner: If it is
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