Racing Events

Photo: Madeira Pro Race 2014 - Photo by Steven Magas

Madeira Pro Race 2014 – Photo by Steven Magas

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.

Last Updated: 3/3/2018


2018 Racing Events

March

Saturday, 3/17. TOUR OF RICHLAND COUNTY / MALABAR FARM STATE PARK. Lucas. Part of the 2018 “El Cheapo Race Series” designed not to break the bank; features Sheriff’s Office assistance, corner marshals, race staff to enhance experience. The road race course features tough climbs and rollers, seasonal weather challenges to help launch your racing season. Refuel with snacks and drinks follow the races. NACS sanctioned. TeamColumbusEvents. goo.gl/cGy3EW

Saturday, 3/24. TOUR OF DENISON GRAN PRIX. Granville. A brand-new event in Central Ohio, get ready to do hill repeats on this road race! Part of the 2018 “El Cheapo Race Series” designed not to break the bank; features Denison Security Office assistance, corner marshals, race staff to enhance experience. Snacks, drinks, and awards follow the races. NACS sanctioned. TeamColumbusEvents. goo.gl/ErFVDv

April

Tuesdays, Series: 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9. 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, 5/5. 3rd BLACK FORK GRAVEL GRINDER. Glenmont. A “must-do” gravel road race and ride spanning some of the most scenic, grueling, and diverse gravel roads in Ohio. Covers 23/30/54 very hilly miles. A citizen-racing event, competitors arranged in age categories. Rider Limit: 300. Cash purse and awards given to the overall top three finishers in the 54-mile event for both men’s and women’s categories. Black Fork LLC; Matt Simpson; 1700 Westwood Dr.; Lewis Center, OH 43035. (740) 255-1169. www.BlackForkGravelGrinder.com

Sunday, 5/20. TIME TRIAL #1Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

June

Friday, 6/8. RACE #1Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 6/10. TIME TRIAL #2Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 6/16. TWISTED TWIG MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AND RIDE. Clarksville. A challenging competition for experienced mountain bike racers, and a family-friendly, no-pressure trail ride. Entire event on a 370-acre farm: Cruise the back roads, trails, hills, and woodlands on courses designed to challenge all levels of riders and give participants a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing and riding. Categories and classes for all levels: Kids, Juniors, Beginner and Sport. Exclusive track available only to The Twisted Twig racers. Bonnybrook Farms. Attn: Diane Gerspacher; 3779 State Route 132; Clarksville, OH 45113. (937) 289-2500. BonnybrookFarms.com/twisted-twig-mountain-bike-race

Saturday, 6/23. RACE #2 – NATIONAL VELODROME DAY + OBF TRACK DAY. Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 6/30. RACE #3Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

July

Friday, 7/27. RACE #4 + POSSIBLE CRITICAL MASS RIDETentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 7/29. TIME TRIAL #3Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

August

Friday, 8/3. RACE #5Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 8/4. OHIO STATE MASTERS AND JUNIORS TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP. West Salem. Stelleri Performance Training and Ride On Wooster. Angie Ridgel: stelleri@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, 8/11. RACE #6Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Saturday, 8/18. STATES MASS START RACE #7Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Sunday, 8/19. TIME TRIAL #4Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Friday, 8/31. RACE #8Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

September

Friday – Sunday, 9/7 – 9/9. 5th NEO CYCLE. Cleveland. Road, Track, Mountain events: Night Ride, Velodrome Race #9, Fundo presented by Bike Cleveland, XC Mountain Bike, Edge of the World Cyclocross, and Cranks on the Banks by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Races USA Cycling sanctioned. Attn: Monica Gustin; 334 Euclid Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44114. (216) 363-1105. NEOcycle.org

Sunday 9/9. TWISTED TWIG MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AND RIDE. Clarksville. A challenging competition for experienced mountain bike racers, and a family-friendly, no-pressure trail ride. Entire event on a 370-acre farm: Cruise the back roads, trails, hills, and woodlands on courses designed to challenge all levels of riders and give participants a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing and riding. Categories and classes for all levels: Kids, Juniors, Beginner and Sport. Exclusive track available only to The Twisted Twig racers. Bonnybrook Farms. Attn: Diane Gerspacher; 3779 State Route 132; Clarksville, OH 45113. (937) 289-2500. BonnybrookFarms.com/twisted-twig-mountain-bike-race

Sunday, 9/23. TIME TRIAL #5Tentative Date – Cleveland. Fast Track Cycling/Cleveland Velodrome. ClevelandVelodrome.org

October

Saturday, 10/13. ROJR: RIDE ON JEREMY’S RIDE. Wooster. An unsanctioned, unmarshalled Gentleman’s Ride, the course consists of 110 miles of gravel and road mix in Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton Counties. Teams of four face several “challenges” along the way for time bonuses and team time stops when last person on the team crosses finish line. Proceeds benefit family of Jeremy Grimm who lost his life last summer in a bike/truck accident. He was a Cat. 1 racer and left behind his wife and two daughters. Ride On Wooster Bicycles. Jackie Buckwalter; 146 W. South St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 345-2453. jackie.buckwalter@gmail.com