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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Kid Centered Mountain Bike Festival and Party Tuesday
Join us for a Kid Centered Mountain Bike Festival and Party Tuesday May 30th. If you’ve never been to an Over the Hump Race, Family Night is one not to miss! Unique to Over the Hump is Orange County mountain biking for youth. Family Night Tuesday May 30, Brings Out Mountain Biking’s Future Racers, and big family
Trek to Give Away 3 Kids Bikes This Season
Our AWESOME friends at Trek are giving away 3 separate kids bikes this year at OTH.  Head on over to their tent at OTH this week (Which also happens to be family night!) and enter for FREE!  You can enter all summer and the drawing will be at the end of the season. Check out the bikes. Superfly
Jax Announces Raffle Winners from Race 3
Jax Bicycle Center has announced the winners of the raffle from race 3. John Walsh – NiteRider Light Combo Jarrod Kennelly – Pearl Izumi Jersey Linked Cycling – Shimano MTB Shoes If you are one of the lucky winners, swing by the Jax tent and pick up your prize!
Jax, FUN, Mazda’s Fastest Lap, and Foot Down Contests at Race #3
OTH Race #3 Started with a Bang Jax Bicycle Center was our featured shop and gave away tons of awesome swag, including gift cards, and Shimano, Niterider, and Pearl Izumi gear. The Kids Race (As Always) was a Sea of Smiles Every week our kids launch off on one lightning fast lap on the kids course, brought to
Family Night May 30 Brings Out Mountain Biking’s Future Racers
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.
Mazda’s Fastest Lap Winners – Race #3
Here are your Race 3 WINNERS! Congrats to the winners of the Mazda fastest lap this week! This week’s winners will want to visit the Mazda booth next week for swag bag. We’ll be picking 2-3 new categories each week to be the Mazda fastest lap in their category!  Stay tuned and keep pedaling!
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