Tonya Bray, http://mtbchick.com , 1st place winner of the Women’s Expert category, just dropped an article online at Mountain Bike Action. Tonya writes, “…there is nothing quite like getting dirty with a short mountain bike race in the middle of the week to remove the edge of daily life.  So it was with much excitement › Read more
Chris Williams from Rock N Road and www.CeeDubb.com, originally shot the video of the course with Matt leading the way.  That was “just OK”, great video by Chris, but who wanted to see Matt ride (except Charity, Matt’s wife). So, fortunately, Chris caught the real/live August 26 race on a friend’s , but here’s the › Read more
We've received hundreds of emails, both encouraging the midweek race idea and telling us what was a "killer component of the race experience" along with the "great job...but, if you could fix this I'd be stoked" emails. No nasty ones, and we appreciate the grace, as it was our first race at our Irvine Lake course. However the constructive comments have led to some marked improvements; here are 3 › Read more
Here is a fun take on the race from David Whiting, Orange County Register Outdoors columnist. If you see some guy trying to pedal through the course with no seat at the next race... yell hello! › Read more
Thanks Ian for two killer Galleries. http://picasaweb.google.com/IHarrisPhotos/OTH82609Part2?feat=email# http://picasaweb.google.com/IHarrisPhotos/OTH82609?feat=email# › Read more
Lost Manifesto posted some great photos @ http://www.lostmanifesto.com/over-the-hump-race-one › Read more
                Check out a ton of Over the Hump Photos here http://bit.ly/p0SBd  Thanks to Frank Villalvazo for taking the photos. › Read more
See you this afternoon at Irvine Lake! Today’s the day. We’re at the track, and can’t wait. There’s still some space to register onsite.  In an effort to give everyone a great experience at the first race, we will be stopping the registration at the 300th entry. And of course, check out what the top › Read more
Over the Hump Course
There’s been a lot of questions coming in from http://raceoc.com and STR’s thread on Over the Hump Race Series subjects like: Can we pre-ride? Will you be posting GPS tracks for viewing of the trail map?  What’s the elevation gain, and distance of the course?  – All good questions. Here’s a real, if not good answer. › Read more
Over the Hump is Orange County’s race. Irvine Lake is private, so few riders have ridden even parts of the course, and we’re adding single track between now and our fires race day, August 26. Irvine Lake is excited to be the host of Over the Hump Mtn Bike Race .  Here’s a quick view › Read more
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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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