Exciting Moto-style Dual Slalom Mountain Bike Racing begins Orange County, CA at Lakeview Park, Silverado, CA Saturday, January 13. The course was designed by 1992 downhill world champion Dave “Cully” Cullinan. This is the only venue offering Dual Slalom as a 2 wheel discipline, in Orange County. Additional winter race dates are February 10 and 24.
Over the Hump presented by Mazda has been synonymous with SoCal Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing for the past 15 years. In 2009, OTH Founders John Russell and Matt Wenger launched their dream of creating a mountain bike race experience for the “average Joe and Jo Anne ” in Orange County. The event attracts families, men, women, youth of all ages from all over Southern California. The inclusive nature and wholesome family vibe has introduced a growing number of 2 wheel enthusiasts to the sport over the past 15 years.
“Over the Hump is a family bike party, that happens to be a race,” said co-founder Wenger. “This year, in addition to the 500+ person Cross Country race field, we added a new discipline: Dual Slalom. We have seen a continuing bike-community lean towards downhill pursuits, so it’s the perfect addition for our tribe’s passion pursuit. The Dual Slalom course is rideable for anyone, and so well built it will challenge to each racer to post their best times”.
Dual slalom is similar to slalom skiing. Two racers line up at the start gate side by side and race parallel courses to the finish. The course contains a downhill section of berms and jumps. Racers compete head to head in two runs collecting a cumulative race time. The winner advances to the next round.
Slalom race classes on Saturday include: Expert Women ,Sport Women, Expert Men, Sport Men. The event opens at 8:00 AM, Saturday, January 13. Cross Country races start at 9:30 AM. Kids 0-5 years can race a free exhibition race, while kids of all ages will be treated to lots of free activities bounce house, climbing wall and face painting, in addition to racing. The event sports a lively Expo Area including food trucks, Docent Brewing, and exhibiting sponsors Mazda, Simple Green, Specialized, Giant, Kawasaki, Cannondale, Intense, Rig’d Supply, Bike911.com, local businesses, bike shops among others.
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Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race presented by Mazda, enters it’s 15th year of racing in 2024. A typical Over the Hump race breaks all the rules of what a mountain bike race. The typical race has been defined by uber-fit 20-30 somethings racing sanctioned UCI Cycling events. While these athletes attend Over the Hump, that’s not what makes OTH special. It all began in 2009 as a mid-week fun mountain bike race for everyone and has attracted a family crowd along with dedicated racers ever since. If you were to stumble into Lakeview Park on any race race day, you would see a race field of 500-700 racers and the same number of family, friends and spectators along with a star field of exhibitors in the Expo.
Over the Hump is Presented by Mazda and sponsored by: Simple Green, Shimano, Intense Cycles, Bike911.com, Rig’d Supply, Kawasaki, Specialized, Cannondale, Giant Bicycles, RokForm, Baghouse.com, Pedal Industries, SSB, Souljah CBD, Saris, Hot Shoppe Designs, Rausch Physical Therapy, Estate Home Services, Red Monkey Sports, Action Sports Canopies, Kenda, Sock Guy, RB Components, Docent Brewing, Pedal Barn, The Cyclery Bike Shop, La Habra Cyclery, Rock N Road Cyclery, Incycle Bicycles, The Path Bike Shop, Pure Ride Cycles, Two Wheels One Planet, Fullerton Bicycles, Cycleogical and JAX Bicycle Center.
Race Location: Lakeview Park 5305 Santiago Cyn Rd, Orange, CA 92869
Contact Matt Wenger, email@example.com 949-374-4171