Racing Events

Photo: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 2018 - by Alecia Simpson

Black Fork Gravel Grinder 2018 – by Alecia Simpson

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. 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: 2/15/2019


April

Tuesdays, Series: 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10, 10/8. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. ABR-sanctioned series the second Tuesdays 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

May

Saturday, 5/4. 4th BLACK FORK GRAVEL GRINDER. Glenmont. This early-season citizen gravel road race will test the spirit, legs, and lungs of all comers in age categories and single-speed. Three very hilly route lengths are offered: 23/30/and 54-mile race loop. Don’t miss out on this great gravel grinder event – Rider Limit: 400. Entry Deadline: April 30. Black Fork LLC. Matt Simpson; 1700 Westwood Dr.; Lewis Center, OH 43035. (740) 255-1169. BlackForkGravelGrinder.com

Tuesday, 5/14. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. See April 9.

June

Wednesday, 6/5. FASTLAPS SERIES RACE 1. Dayton. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

Tuesday, 6/11. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. See April 9.

Wednesday, 6/12. FASTLAPS SERIES RACE 2. Dayton. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

July

Tuesday, 7/9. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. See April 9.

Wednesday, 7/10. FASTLAPS SERIES RACE 3. Troy. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

Wednesday, 7/17. FASTLAPS SERIES RACE 4. Troy. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

August

Wednesday, 8/3. JOHN BRYAN 6-HOUR RACE. Yellow Springs. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

Tuesday, 8/13. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. See April 9.

Wednesday, 8/14. FASTLAPS SERIES RACE 5. Yellow Springs. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

Wednesday, 8/21. FASTLAPS SERIES RACE 6. Yellow Springs. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. Mvmba.bike/events

September

Saturday, 9/7. NITE RIDER GRAVEL GRINDER. Cumberland. Compete in a rolling 33-mile gravel road race unlike any other in the USA. Only in Ohio’s AEP ReCreation Lands can cyclists race on a closed-road loop, 100 percent gravel (or dirt) at night! Entry Deadline: September 3. Black Fork LLC. Matt Simpson; 1700 Westwood Dr.; Lewis Center, OH 43035. (740) 255-1169. BlackForkGravelGrinder.com

Tuesday, 9/10. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. See April 9.

Sunday, 9/15. MOMBA XC CLASSIC. Dayton. Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association. mvmba.bike/events/

October

Tuesday, 10/8. BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL. Wright-Patterson AFB. See April 9.