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, American Bicycle Racing (ABR), or the National Off-Road Bicycling Association (NORBA). 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. See online references to types of races such as criteriums, road races, and mountain bike racing.
Regrettably, we received very few listings for 2017 races, most using other means to promote their events. Here is what we have:
Last Updated: 3/24/2017
Tuesdays. Series: 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10. 19th BLUE STREAK TIME TRIALS. Wright-Patterson AFB. ABR-sanctioned series second Tuesday of April through October. Those without base access must register for each event at website at least 10 days before event. Chuck Smith, P.O. Box 69; Vandalia OH 45377. (937) 369-3423. speedy-feet.com/races.php
Saturdays. Series: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13. RACES AT THE LAKE. Munroe Falls. US Cycling-sanctioned crit series on closed 1.25-mile loop around lake in Munroe Falls Metro Park. Free to all Junior racers. Races timed and vary with license class: Juniors, Men, Women, Masters, all Cats. Summit Freewheelers. Chris Kobus; 2525 Sackett Ave.; Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. (330) 283-2728. SummitFreewheelers.org
Saturday, 6/17. THE TWISTED TWIG MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE/RIDE. Clarksville. Held on a 370-acre farm, this is 2 miles of mountain bike riding for kids, and a 10-mile flat to very hilly event for Youth/Beginner/Sport racers. Bonnybrook Farms; Attn: Diane Gerspacher; 3779 State Route 132; Clarksville, OH 45113 (937) 289-2500. BonnybrookFarms.com/TwistedTwigMountainBikeRace
DATE CHANGE, ADD WEBSITE: Saturday, 6/24. OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES TEAM TIME TRIAL. Wellington. A 10-mile time trial for teams of four riders representing their cycling clubs. The race is for club riders skilled at riding a paceline. Course is the 1/2-mile dirt/cinder track at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. Prizes will include a trophy and bragging rights which will transfer to the winning team each year. Monetary prizes to the club represented by each winning team. Men’s/Women’s/Juniors. Entry Deadline: June 24. James T. Watson; Upcycles Bike Shop; 10001 Lorain Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44111. (216) 334-2453. www.AffordableBikesRecyclery.com/scottish-games
Saturday, 10/14. ROGR: RIDE ON GENTLEMAN’S RIDE. Wooster. One race, two routes completed by four-man teams: Choose from 100 miles of pavement with 9,000 feet of climbing, or 85 miles of gravel and pavement with 6,500 feet of climbing. Traverses the rolling hills of Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton Counties. Mandatory lunch stop. Breakfast, lunch, supper included. Teams may provide their own sag support. Unsanctioned and unmarshalled. Ride On Wooster Bicycles. (330) 345-2453. RideOnWooster.com/rogr