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Bicycle race schedule for 2020

Races are competitive events of various sorts. Multi-sport and BMX events are not listed in this Calendar. Sanctioned races are governed by the rules of a sanctioning body such as USA Cycling (on- and off-road), American Bicycle Racing (ABR), or North American Cycle Sport (NACS). Those who wish to compete in sanctioned races must have racing licenses issued by the appropriate governing body; race-day licensing may be available. Citizen races are usually open to all comers (within age restrictions) and are a good way to give racing a try. Spectators are welcome. See online references to types of races such as criteriums, road races, and mountain bike racing. Here are a few of the bicycle racing events taking place this year….

Last Updated: 4/22/2020


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Please Note: Watch for event cancellations and postponements made in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the period of this spring’s Public Health Emergency. COVID-19 is a serious disease and it is only prudent, if disappointing, for some events to be called off. For more information on this public health issue, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website. For more information on individual events, use contacts published with each event listing.

We will update this website as we receive changes.

Stay healthy and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.


March

Saturday, 3/7. 6th ROAD APPLE ROUBAIX. Garrettsville. This is for cyclists of all kinds and performance levels (no license required) that want to start their season with a real challenge and experience the scenery of Amish country while avoiding the steaming road apples. The route will encompass the Portage County Park District’s Headwaters Trail and some quiet Portage and Geauga County roads. Timed, mixed surfaces. RoadAppleRoubaix.wordpress.com

Sunday, 3/8. TECUMSEH’S REVENGE AT SCIOTO TRAILS STATE PARK. Chillicothe. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. Founded in 1998, the Ohio Series has served thousands of unique racers, offering friendly competition along the most challenging courses Ohio has to offer. OMBC.net

Sunday, 3/15. FROSTIE TOES GRAN PRIX AT MID-O. Lexington, Oh. Team Columbus. Tel:(614) 563-3434. TeamColumbusEvents.org

CANCELED: Saturday, 3/21. THE GRAND BARN AT MOHICAN WILDERNESS TRAILS. Loudonville. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

POSTPONED TO AUG. 16: Sunday, 3/29. SOUTHWEST SCREAMER AT EASTFORK STATE PARK. Bethel/Cincinnati. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net


Black Fork Gravel Grinder by Alecia Simpson

Black Fork Gravel Grinder, by Alecia Simpson

April

CANCELED: Tuesday, 4/14. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn.  speedy-feet.com/races.php

CANCELED: Sunday, 4/19. MOHICAN STATE PARK. Loudonville. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net


May

Saturday, 5/2. 5th BLACK FORK GRAVEL GRINDER. Glenmont. Men’s, Women’s, Age, and Single-Speed categories. The “must do” gravel road race and ride spans some of the most scenic, grueling, and diverse gravel roads in Ohio. There are three route lengths offered: 23- and 30- mile ride, and 54-mile race loop. Entries sell out fast! Entry Limit: 400. Entry Deadline: April 28. Black Fork LLC. Matt Simpson; 1700 Westwood Dr.; Lewis Center, OH 43035. (740) 255-1169. BlackForkGravelGrinder.com

Saturday, 5/9. VULTURE’S KNOB. Wooster. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

CANCELED: Tuesday, 5/12. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. speedy-feet.com/races.php

Friday & Sat, 5/15 & 5/16. YOUTH WEEKEND. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 5/16. OHIO CRIT SERIES. Ashland. Central Ohio Bicycle Racing Association (COBRA). cobraseries.weebly.com

Saturday & Sunday, 5/23 & 5/24. WOMEN’S WEEKEND. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 5/30. MOHICAN MOUNTAIN BIKE 100-MILE/100K. Loudonville. OMBC XXC Ultra Mountain Bike Race. OMBC.net


 

June

Friday, 6/5. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 6/6. OBF DAY AT CLEVELAND VELODROME. Cleveland. OBF members receive free track cycling training from 10 AM to Noon; bring helmet, shoes, pedals. Lunch and OBF Business Meeting follow. OhioBike.org

Sunday, 6/7. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

NEW SERIES START: Tuesday, 6/9. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn.Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. ABR-sanctioned series slated for the second Tuesday of the month through October. Those without Base access must register for each event at website at least 10 days before event. Chuck Smith; PO Box 69; Vandalia, OH 45377. (937) 369-3423. speedy-feet.com/races.php

Wednesday, 6/10. FAST LAPS SERIES. Dayton. MetroParks Mountain Bike Area. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Saturday, 6/13. MAJOR TAYLOR DAY. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 6/13. OHIO CRIT SERIES. Wooster. Central Ohio Bicycle Racing Association. cobraseries.weebly.com

Sunday 6/14. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Wednesday, 6/17. FAST LAPS SERIES. Dayton. MetroParks Mountain Bike Area. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Friday, 6/19. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday – Sunday, 6/20 – 6/21. MOHICAN 100-MILE/50-MILE MARATHON TRAIL RUN. Loudonville. OMBC XXC Ultra Mountain Bike Race. OMBC.net

Friday, 6/26. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 6/28. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org


 

July

Wednesday, 7/8. FAST LAPS SERIES.  Troy. Troy Mountain Bike Area. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Saturday, 7/11. OHIO CRIT SERIES. Wooster. Central Ohio Bicycle Racing Association. cobraseries.weebly.com

Sunday, 7/12. RACE TO THE HILLS AT LAKE HOPE STATE PARK. Athens/Nelsonville. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

Sunday, 7/12. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Tuesday, 7/14. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. ABR-sanctioned series slated for the second Tuesday of the month through October. Those without Base access must register for each event at website at least 10 days before event. Chuck Smith; PO Box 69; Vandalia, OH 45377. (937) 369-3423. speedy-feet.com/races.php

Wednesday, 7/15. FAST LAPS SERIES. Troy. Troy Mountain Bike Area. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Thursday, 7/16. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Thursday, 7/23. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 7/25. STATE CROSS COUNTRY RACE. Wellington. Central Ohio Bicycle Racing Association. cobraseries.weebly.com

Sunday, 7/26. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org


 

August

Saturday, 8/1. SIX-HOUR RACE. Yellow Springs. John Bryan State Park. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Saturday, 8/8. OHIO CRIT SERIES. Ashland. Central Ohio Bicycle Racing Association. cobraseries.weebly.com

Sunday, 8/9. RAVENNA ROOTS AT WESTBRANCH STATE PARK. Ravenna. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

Tuesday, 8/11. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. ABR-sanctioned series slated for the second Tuesday of the month through October. Those without Base access must register for each event at website at least 10 days before event. Chuck Smith; PO Box 69; Vandalia, OH 45377. (937) 369-3423. speedy-feet.com/races.php

Wednesday, 8/12. FAST LAPS SERIES. Yellow Springs. John Bryan State Park. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Saturday, 8/15. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 8/16. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

NEW DATE: Sunday, 8/16. SOUTHWEST SCREAMER AT EASTFORK STATE PARK. Bethel/Cincinnati. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

Wednesday, 8/19. FAST LAPS SERIES. Yellow Springs. John Bryan State Park. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/Race

Friday, 8/21. MASS START OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 8/23. DILLON ROCKS AT DILLON STATE PARK. Zanesville. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

Sunday, 8/23. TT OMNIUM SERIES. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Friday, 8/28. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS TRACK MASS START. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 8/30. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS TRACK TT EVENTS. Cleveland. Cleveland Velodrome. 5033 Broadway Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44127. (216) 256-4285. ClevelandVelodrome.org


 

September

Tuesday, 9/8. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. ABR-sanctioned series slated for the second Tuesday of the month through October. Those without Base access must register for each event at website at least 10 days before event. Chuck Smith; PO Box 69; Vandalia, OH 45377. (937) 369-3423. speedy-feet.com/races.php

Sunday, 9/13. RACE ON THE RIDGE AT CHESTNUT RIDGE METRO PARK. Carroll/Columbus. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net


October

Saturday, 10/3. OMBC CHAMPIONSHIP AT MOHICAN STATE PARK. Loudonville. OMBC XC Mountain Bike Race Series. OMBC.net

Tuesday, 10/13. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL SERIES. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. Final event in this year’s series. ABR-sanctioned series. Those without Base access must register at website at least 10 days before event. Chuck Smith; PO Box 69; Vandalia, OH 45377. (937) 369-3423. speedy-feet.com/races.php