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
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
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
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
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
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
Women’s Mountainbike Training Day at Whiting Ranch This Saturday
Courageous Women of Dirt Lead Women’s Mountainbike Training Day at Whiting Ranch This Saturday WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 14TH 2016 Only 150 spaces available for women to participate, so hurry! WHERE: WHITING RANCH WILDERNESS PARK; GLENN RANCH ROAD, TRABUCO CANYON, 92679 2.5 HOUR MTB RIDE BASED ON YOUR SKILL LEVEL FOLLOWED BY THREE 30 MINUTE BIKE Push Racing › 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
Endurance 360 Product Review
Cramping and bloating suck! But there’s hope for the Electrolyte, essential mineral deprived with Endurance360; not all supplements are created equal. › Read more
Beginner Ride A Long is Back Tuesday
  So What happens Tuesday? Beginners and Juniors, a select few of you, will be given the opportunity to have an Elite racer race alongside you. You’ll get during race coaching, encouragement, and the opportunity to meet someone who once was a beginner, now turned seasoned racer. Beginner Ride A Long – Beginners and Elite Racers › Read more
How to Avoid Cyclist Lower Back Pain
If you’re a cyclist, chances are you’ve felt that annoying ache or tension in your lower back, especially on longer or more intense bike rides. › Read more
Beginner Clinic Tuesday With World Champion Leigh Donovan
Mountain Bike World Champion, Leigh Donovan, will be at Over the Hump and Leading a Beginner Clinic Tuesday, June 23. › Read more
Beginner-Ride-A-Long Pairings from Pre-Registration
Tonight, At 5:45pm, Elite "Coaches" and Beginner Riders who have requested a pairing will meet to the North of the Registration Area on the pavement pad, next to registration and the Start Line. › Read more
FREE PRE-RACE CLINIC with FORMER MTB WORLD CHAMPION LEIGH DONOVAN
  COME OUT AND LEARN A FEW SKILLS WHILE PRE-RIDING THE BEGINNER COURSE. Email Leigh to confirm your spot ahead of time. @ ICHOOSEBIKES@GMAIL.COM MEET LEIGHNEAR THE REGISTRATION TENT, SHE WILL BE WEARING A PINK HELMET…HAPPY TRAILS! › Read more
Get Your Body Ready for Over the Hump
We’ve all felt those aches and pains after a ride—the tightness in the hips, shooting pain up the knee. Sometimes it’s just an annoyance at work the next day. Other times, it’s so bad you find yourself sitting out a race or underperforming. › Read more
Rausch Physical Therapy Makes a Unique Offer
Rausch Physical Therapy is a unique blend of masterfully skilled rehab treatment, passion for people, and tools to reach your next benchmark Bucket List goal. › Read more
Join OTH Elite Women's racer, Jane Rynbrandt, and other CTS coaches this Tuesday, July 29 at 4:30pm at Irvine Lake. › Read more
Sambazon Acai Not Dessert – It’s Power for Pedaling
Last year when I was 20 pounds heavier and looking for healthy ways to fuel, make calories count, and get creative with meals one choice my wife and I made was to include Sambazon’s Acai in our breakfast plan.  We started buying the frozen packs of Acai at Costco and making smoothies topped with fruit. › Read more
Ever wonder if your performance and enjoyment of riding could be enhanced by a coach? Join CTS at Over the Hump Orange County tomorrow. › Read more
Pre-ride the race course May 27, 2014 & June 17, 2014 with World Champion Leigh Donovan to get some tips and gain confidence for your race! › Read more
HDX Hydration brings us A short list of what to expect at Over The Hump and how to make your race experience the best it can be. Follow these simple tips › Read more
Don’t buy a $2,000+ bike, without a bike fit. Bike size, and your body geometry are the base of the pyramid, when it comes to your cycling experience. › Read more
Join Pro Team Audi/Felt/HDX for the last Skills Clinic of the Season, Tomorrow, Tuesday August 20 4:30pm at Over the Hump Orange County. › Read more
Audi/Felt/HDX Pro Riders will be presenting a skills Clinic tomorrow at Irvine Lake, at 4pm; sharpen your race skills before the second half of the race starts. › Read more
Skills Clinic by Audi/Felt/HDX Tuesday June 18 › Read more
Here’s the first in a series of short articles by Dynamic Touch to help you prevent and/or address common problems Mountain Bikers have. › Read more
This week skills clinic focused on super sport and below; clinics will be run by the professional racers on the Audi/Felt Cycling Team p/b HDX Hydration Mix › Read more
Everyone’s pre-race anxiety varies. Here’s a couple simple things you can do to take you mind off the nerves while you are sitting at the race start. › Read more
25 days left till race day! Find out how to lighten the load strategically, (or get the most for your hard earned buck on your bike) › Read more
4 HUMPS TO GO: A Success Plan for Over the Hump Series | Chapter 3: Fuel for your Fire - Should you Carbo load, what should you drink and more... › Read more
LADIES: THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE TO PRE-RIDE THE COURSE BEFORE THE FIRST RACE ON MAY 21. JOIN THE TRAIL ANGELS AND ROCK N' ROAD CYCLERY FOR CWOD 2013 › Read more
Week 2: Bridge to Engine Room, WE NEED MORE POWER! This we’ll talk about ways a sport or even an expert rider can improve there game ahead of the now looming OTH start Tuesday May 21st. › Read more
You’ve signed up, committed to showing up and now you are probably thinking "What can I do to prepare for that first Tuesday night?" Here's some training tips. › Read more

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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:
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