Over the Hump Race Leaders
Introducing the first week Over the Hump Race Leaders who will wear the Two Brothers Leader’s Jersey Tonight. CLASS NAME TEAM Elite Men (44-) ALFRED PACHECO BEAR VALLEY BIKES Elite Masters Men (45+) Victor Sheldon Elite Women GABRIELLE RICHARDSON TEAM DEVO | SOUTH OC COMPOSITE SuperSport 1 Men (35-) PAYTON DUGAS UNION SPORT SuperSport 2 › Read more
How Do I Get My Rider Photos This Year?
This year, Mad Moose Media has joined the OTH family and is providing some awesome ways to get your rider photos.  Read this whole post to see what is similar to last year, and what is completely different. What’s New Free Digital Photos with Purchase of Prints Mad Moose has all of your rider photos › Read more
May 9 – Over the Hump Season Opener – Recap and Photos
May 9th was Opening Night and It was AWESOME   We kicked off our 2017 season with a huge bang with men and women, boys and girls of all classes showing up in droves.  Many there for their first race ever! Mazda and over 80 other sponsors and exhibitors came out and set up a killer › Read more
Get a preview of Over the Hump video
We love Over the Hump, and we’re pretty sure you will too. But rather than tell you we”ll show you…check out the experience, like you were here. Then join us on Tuesday, by Registering online, or just come for the party. Guaranteed to meet and ride with the coolest place on the planet. Kid’s race › Read more
Featured Shop May 9-Rock N’ Road Cyclery
Rock N’ Road Cyclery is the Featured Shop May 9 at Over the Hump’s Season Opener of 2017, presented by Mazda. Here’s what’s on Rock N’ Road Cyclery has on Tap for Tuesday’s Over the Hump Season Opener: Photo booth with backdrop and props free to all racers! EVERYONE CAN ENTER TO WIN OVER $300 in › Read more
Important- Number Plate Pick Up Saturday at Tustin Mazda
Disclaimer: Adrenaline junkies beware, we’re about to reduce your stress on race day, next Tuesday. How Simple? a 10 minute stop by our Tustin Mazda Plate Pick up this Saturday, May 6, will make next Tuesday Over the Hump’s first race of the season easy for you. What? So you’ve already registered, now all you need to do › Read more
The Week Before Over the Hump Schedule
Over the Hump Schedule this week. The week before is a big one, here’s what’s on tap, leading up to the season opener next Tuesday: Tomorrow-Tuesday, May 2- 5:00-7:30pm – Trail work night. This week it’s time to dial in the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series race course…single track, and grooming the features. › Read more
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
Family Night Tuesday May 30, 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
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
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