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
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
June 14 Racer Photo Gallery and Recap
This week was the awesome conclusion of the first half of the Over the Hump Series.  We want to offer up a huge thanks to all of our racers, friends and family in attendance, sponsors, and volunteers.  Thanks for making this half the the 2016 series the best one yet! Called to Creation’s hard working › Read more
Behind the Bike Shop – Episode #1 – Rock N’ Road Cyclery Matt Ford
If you were at Over the Hump race #1 this year, perhaps you noticed the free shirts from the featured shop, Rock N’ Road. Tucked away in the logo was a ’25 Years’ emblem, noting the 25 years since Matt Ford started Rock N’ Road in 1991. I gave him a call and catch up on › 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
Keep the Ride Rolling – Share Your Story
After the race Tuesday night, do you ever find it difficult to sleep? Perhaps it is the endorphins, the simmering adrenaline, or the residual excitement of banging bars and eating dust. Or maybe you lay in bed replaying and analyzing the race, thinking about lines, corners, climbs and key moments where you got dropped or › Read more
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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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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