The 2018 Over the Hump Finale is a highlight for us. Great smiles, hugs, and lots of memories from the summer. Thanks for being a part, and making Over the Hump a reality by your participation.
Thank you Mazda! Mazda met racers at the gate and surprised participants Tuesday night, buy covering parking for every racer and fan, plus a towel to wash down after the race. Plus covering the race with some amazing action tilted shots of all the OTH Racers.
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Prizes stacked up in the office, and made their way to the lake Tuesday night. In addition to great race experiences.
Troy Lee Designs sent A2 Helmets, gloves, shirts and jerseys…Tim came through with the TLD Helmet van, and showed the painted wares that TLD is known for. Also got a first look at the Stage full face lightweight helmet.
We also passed along loads of swag for prizes including Oakley Jawbreakers and ARO3 helmets, $150 Hypoxico Training sessions from Rausch Physical Therapy, Bontrager pumps, Specialized lights, Red Monkey Grips, Union Sport Saddles, and lots of other goodies including $8,000 of product gift cards contributed from supporting shops. Featured shops that shared the support of their customers and racers this summer included Incycle, Rock N Road Cyclery, The Path Bike Shop, Bike Religion, Pure Ride Cycles, Two Wheels One Planet, JAX Bicycle Center, EVELO Pros, and Fullerton & Buena Park Bicycles.
Team competition closed Tuesday, and thanks to SoCalLeague and coach Bennett’s implementation of the team competition ended with some ecstatic teams on the podium.
Highlights and details would not do the battles justice…this season we added Intermediate Women, and Age groups to the Women’s Classes 44 & under and 45 & over. Finishing out the season both the 12 race podiums and the 6 race podiums were celebrated ages 9-11 kids, women and men’s classes.
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Going to the Guy and Girl winning the Giant and LIV bicycles from the Giant Scavenger Hunt/Raffle this season. Each week Giant put questions out about their retailers, history, fun facts etc, and adults and kids played the game. Raffle tickets were picked from the hunt’s participants. Bob Sima and Kylan are getting dialed with new bikes courtesy of Giant.
Trek joined JAX Bicycle Center to give away this Roscoe Bike (They actually are switching to the right size and color later this week). Who wouldn’t want to race a $10 race and come away with a $500 bike.
2 wheel phenom, and entrepreneur brought out his new line Backmate to Over the Hump. Bostrom a decorated SuperBike Racer, has been riding and racing pedal bikes as a passion. Launching Backmate allows him to share his active recovery products with us…as an alternative to the foam roller Backmate is a massaging foam roller…and there’s more to come from Eric by the time we hit Revolution Bike Fest in November.
Volunteers are the arteries that the OTH Race blood flows through. Thanks to our core and regular volunteers along the way. Couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you. We can’t possibly thank everyone individually but we’ll spend the next 8 months trying!
This year one of the favorite additions (besides the Oakley Single Track and killer whoops through the venue) was the addition of mentors in lycra and baggies. Regular races and friends of OTH labeled themselves with Orange Sleeves and offered a “Guide Experience” at Over the Hump. They came early, met first time racers and showed them the ropes. What started as the “New Racer” tent became another Over the Hump improvement for the season the “Racer Info” tent. Still manned by the Docent Ambassadors racers headed to the map, lap counts and ask any last minute questions during pre-ride before the race. The Docent Ambassadors will be back. Thanks to the Lead Outs on the Docent Ambassador team Ross Bennett, Bruno, Scott Cortalessa, Jeff Laubscher, Brandon Gritters, Leslie Williams, Jill, Courtney Gustin, Kailin Laubscher and all the guys and gals that helped us intro new racers to their new family here at OTH. The success of the program showed as the hang area around the tent grew each race…more people, connected, means a better OTH Eco-Fun-System.
The fire called the Holy Fire in August might have stopped racing on August 7, due to air quality concerns, but it did not stop the community from coming together. In true The Path Bike Shop Fashion, Megan and Greg rolled out the super-hero carpet for their team on Tuesday.
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In the meantime we wanted to share a gallery of the finale.