2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get New Class
2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get a New Class in the upcoming season. While we believe in letting kids compete and have fun at the same time, the reality is at the ages of 12-15 there is such a huge gap between skill, fitness, and maturity, that we want it to be fun and competitive › Read more
NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump in 2017
Live under a rock? Then you probably have never heard of Over the Hump…have a friend or two that ride a mountain bike, and you’ve heard the rumble building this year…as race 1 fills, and the season pass discounts near extinction. We try to make a NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump every year.  While › Read more
What you need to know as a beginner at OTH
You’ve decided to race at OTH. That’s awesome! Welcome to the best bike community in OC with the most amazing people who get together every week to celebrate fun on two wheels. Here is what you need to know as a new racer. Bikes Any bike, from dusty old clunker, to ridged hardtail, to full › Read more
New Racing Category at OTH This Year: Unicycle
We’re back this year with a new, exciting addition to race categories: The Unicycle division! Here’s a quick look at what you’re in for:   We are working hard to bring everyone into our community and we heard all the requests for a unicycle division from you Humpers, so we delivered. Division Categories Beginner: If it is › Read more
Over the Hump is the Best Beginner Race in the Country: Why?
We prepare for your first mountain bike race. How can I get into mountain bike racing, if I've never raced before? Which mountain bike race should I try first? › Read more
Registration is Open: What You Need to Know
3 Ways to Register Buy Season Pass (discount limited to only 150 racers) 12 races for  $299  main event /$89 kids Buy One Race Pre-Registration (online only) $30 main event / $10 kids Or you can wait for Onsite Registration $35/race (check-in 4-6pm) *NOTE: Race #1 will sell out, so register online for season opener) / $10 kids Limited Season › Read more
Get Ready for Family Night
Twice each season, we have family night at OTH.  There is/are ‘lil Tykes and Trikes race, Face Painters from Disneyland, Bounce Houses, a Rock Climbing Wall, and of course, Non Dot Adventures comes out with their awesome Teeter Totter! One of our awesome featured shops throws down for the week with cool prizes, handouts, fun activities and › Read more
OTH Training Rides at Our Local Bike Shops
Looking to up your game this year for Over the Hump?  Here are some awesome training rides going on right now at local bike shops, right in your back yard!   The Path: Locations in Tustin and Trabuco Canyon The Path Bike Shop does hill repeat training rides every Tuesday. Some members of their race team attend, › Read more
Want to Know What OTH is All About?
Sum up the spirit of Over the Hump…one word: FUN. whether you’re riding your bike or heading out for the Red Monkey hunting season opener you’re in for the best Bike Party of your life… Heres what to expect at OTH. FUN FIRST The name of the game at OTH is fun!  FUN is SERIOUS BUSINESS here. › Read more
A Note to OTH Parents
  Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for taking me to Over the Hump kid’s race.  Since I was 6 you’ve taken me to the best bike party, with Churros and prizes and bikes! What got a little weird for me, Mom, was when Davey told me he is faster than me, and you gave › Read more
Presidents Day Sales at OTH Bike Shops
Whats up Humpers!  If you are looking to pick up some new gear this weekend, here are some of the local shops with killer sales going on. Fullerton Bikes and Buena Park Bikes Locations in: Fullerton and Buena Park Fullerton Bikes Customer Appreciation and 14 Year Anniversary Sale. Thursday, Feb 23. Party from 3-8pm Order › Read more
Fullerton Bike’s Mike Franze Comments on: It’s Just Over the Hump
“As you know your impact is huge! I’m sure you hear this time and time again It is just over the HUMP……..” Mike Franze, the owner and main personality behind Fullerton Bikes and Buena Park Bikes, sent us a pretty awesome email about his thoughts on why Over the Hump is so awesome. So we › Read more
What Makes OTH So Amazing: YOU
OTH Community: YOU YOU are the heart and soul of the Over the Hump Community.  Every year, every week of the season you all make OTH the amazing experience that it is.  You have made OTH into the biggest midweek mountain bike race in the country and the engaging, captivating and most FUN race we › Read more
5 Ways OTH Can Help You Win at Parenting
by Carrie and Todd Lundell It was seven years ago when we found ourselves toeing the line for our first mountain bike race. We can’t recall exactly how we learned about Over the Hump—then just a fledging little race series with big ambitions—but there we were on the starting line. Although we were both fairly › Read more
The Path Bike Shop Hosts Over the Hump Finale Tuesday
Hey who said racing has to be TOO Serious? Everyone wins big this week as The Path Bike Shop Hosts Over the Hump Finale Tuesday. If you’re not having fun at OTH, you’re not trying hard enough! Throw on your grass skirt and let’s HULA with this week’s featured shop The Path Bike Shop! Schedule: › Read more
G2 Bike – Featured Shop August 16th
Join G2 Bike August 16th as the featured shop for Race #11 at Over The Hump. G2 Bike is a full service bike shop in Aliso Viejo that focuses on building community and providing rides and events that let their customers improve and smile! Check out their upcoming road skills clinic, weekly cyclocross practice and more events here. For more G2 Bike › Read more
A Big Thanks to all of the OTH Volunteers
It takes a small army to put on Over the Hump every week and most of everything we love about OTH flat-out would not happen without our awesome volunteers.  Thanks guys and gals!  We appreciate you so much. I you see someone out there in an orange Over the Hump shirt during the second half › Read more
The Future is Now!!  3 Riders Under 18 Tearing up OTH
“He is how old?  And he got 2nd place?  Wow, just wow.” If you are like me, on Wednesday morning one of the first things to do is check the results section on the OTH website.  You absolutely check the class that you ride in, and a few classes of friends that you know raced › Read more
4th of July Sales Happening Now
Had your eye on a new bike or cycling gear for a while?  Right now many of our featured bike shops are having 4th of July sales on awesome bikes and gear.  Check out a shop near you. Jax Bicycle Center Locations in Costa Mesa, Claremont, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Long Beach, Laguna Niguel, Murrieta, › Read more
New: 2 Lap Intermediate Mountain Bike Class Begins July 19
How can a person learn to race mountain bikes? We take FUN RACING seriously – OUR MISSION: Create a race for every level of mountain biker to experience the fun, competition and camaraderie of the OTH Family “Race” Experience.  So… …. introducing OTH Intermediate Class July 19   One of the biggest challenges in any sport is the › Read more
Rock N’ Road Cyclery’s “Trail Party” opens to OTH this Tuesday with Live Music and fun!
Rock N’ Road is helping make this the biggest opening night in the history of the world! (Assuming, of course that we ARE the center of the universe).   As Rock N’ Road celebrates their 25th Anniversary, they’ve gone big to make this an OTH to remember.  Epic SoCal Tuesday night FUN is her for › Read more
Enhance Your Performance for Racing to the Finish
Five Ways to Enhance Your Anaerobic Performance By Sean Swopes, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance I’ve trained for a variety of races over the past decade, from half marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks to cycling races including, most recently, Over the Hump. While each type of race brings its › Read more
Where Can Kids Race Mountain Bikes in Southern California?
Kids race every week at Irvine Lake, at 5:30pm starting May 10 on Tuesday Nights. Most parents hanker to pass our passion along to our kids. Chad Jarrett has been sharing his passion with his Daughter Malia at Over the Hump as they race their mountain bikes weekly. Entry fee: $10 per race (online or onsite) › Read more
Work at Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race this Summer
We're hiring a Race Day Course Technician Join the OTH Team. Ever dream of spending your summer playing with dirt, hanging out with cool people, and contributing to the most energetically inclusive group of people on the planet? › Read more
Over the Hump Registration opens April 1st
First race of the season is Tuesday May 10....But REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 1st. (Our season opener always sells out before race day › Read more
OTH has moved… to the other side of the lake.
Yes it’s true, we have moved our staging and parking area from the Irvine Lake “Official Gate” to the back side of Irvine Lake, called Oak Canyon. › Read more
We’ve Started the 4 Month Countdown to Over The Hump 2016
We’re super excited about the 2016 Over the Hump season, starting May 10th at Irvine Lake › Read more
The Path Bike Shop Counts Down to Christmas- Deals Every Day
Each day features a special promotion good for one business day only. You'll save on everything you need (or want) for this holiday. › Read more
Fullerton Bicycles and Buena Park Bicycles Christmas Sale
We have lots of items with this tag on it for a 10-50% savings on all types of Great gift ideas.... › Read more
G2 Bike is Making Room for Santa’s New Deliveries in 2016
Santa's markdowns are your gift wins. Awesome hydration packs and helmets are 50% off while G2 Bike does their Christmas Cleaning. › Read more
Limited Edition HDX “NOISE” Cycling Kit Available Now
Now’s your chance to grab the Limited Edition HDX “NOISE” Cycling Kit. LIMITED Guys and gals kits now selling at HDXmix.com so get your order in › Read more
Finale Schedule for Tuesday
AND Every great milestone is worth celebrating; come party with us as we celebrate OTH's 7th Year of Summer Fun. › Read more
Tuesday July 21 Race Cancelled due to Muddy Conditions
Tomorrow's Race has been cancelled. Racing to Resume on Tuesday, July 28. › Read more
The Path Brings Flower Power Tuesday
The Path Bike Shop ushers in Hippy Fun that is sure to bring out the best in all our happy hearts, at Over the Hump. › Read more
Photos from June 2 – 360 Fly Cash Dash
Tons of action and community was caught on film last night. › Read more
What to Expect as a Beginning Mountain Bike Racer
So you're 100% ready to race your first Over the Hump next next Tuesday...kind of???? Not at all? Have no fear, we're here to help. › Read more
Beginner Racer- Redefined!
Racers asked we answered. Beginners, what is it and what can a new racer expect. › Read more
Beginners: we asked racers what they thought
What is a beginner racer? Now that's a tricky question. Drop your thoughts into the Facebook comments, because you are the "Official Help Desk" of OTH. › Read more
XTERRA Now in Laguna
New this year to Orange County: XTERRA Laguna Beach gives you the dirty RIDE, RUN, and Swim fun you crave right here. Mountain bike race in El Morro State Park. › Read more
Sta-Tru Wheels Joins Over the Hump for 2015
Sta-Tru Wheels has sponsored Over The Hump (OTH) Series, and looks forward to building a relationship with local racers in Southern California. › Read more
OC Parks Bike Park Update and Visioning Meeting
Join the mountain bike and pump track dreamers of Southern California as OC Parks and the community join together to create a local bike park. › Read more
Make a Difference- January OTH Trailwork
Join Suzanne, John, Matt and some OTH crew at 2 Orange County OTH -Trail Maintenance Days at Baker Canyon Trails: Saturday, January 24th. › Read more
Lizard Trail Work Week- 3 days of love!
Laguna Canyon Wilderness has an opportunity for you to serve this week. If you are able, get out and give. It all starts with us, and a this is a great trail to give some love to. › Read more
Christmas Full Season Pass- On Sale Now
Over the Hump 2015 Season Pass is only $25 a race. You get a free OTH Tshirt. Join the Pedal Party and give the gift that keeps on giv'n! › Read more
Movember Ride and Fundraiser at Cismontaine November 22
Join Rock N Road Cyclery for the Movember event Ride & Brew Raffle this Saturday, at Cismontaine Brewery, this weekend, Saturday, November 22. › Read more
Rock N Road Tent Sale – Specialized Sale
Rock N' Road Cyclery's Annual Tent Sale is this Weekend, Friday, October 24- Sunday, October 25. Get huge deals on New and clearance priced Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, apparel and accessories. › Read more
2014 Season Finale Tuesday August 26
For our families, Summer is marked by the coming and going of Over the Hump, on Tuesdays! It has been a fantastic run so far, and there’s one more tomorrow night. We cannot believe it’s here already. The Finale Schedule: 4:00pm- Onsite Registration (Exhibition area with demos and raffle opportunities open) 5:30pm- Kid’s Race 6-11yrs › Read more
This Week: 2014 Season Finale
It's the fireworks filled finale of 2014 for our Mid-week Summer Bike Race, and you don't want to miss it. › Read more
Sambazon Acai Not Dessert – It’s Power for Pedaling
Last year when I was 20 pounds heavier and looking for healthy ways to fuel, make calories count, and get creative with meals one choice my wife and I made was to include Sambazon’s Acai in our breakfast plan.  We started buying the frozen packs of Acai at Costco and making smoothies topped with fruit. › Read more
We want you to meet Volunteer and Bike Product Innovator Michael Nasco of Red Monkey Sports...and hear where the Red Monkey came from. › Read more
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2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get a New Class in the upcoming season. While we believe in letting kids compete and have fun at the same time, the reality is at the ages of 12-15 there is such a huge gap between skill, fitness, and maturity, that we want it to be fun and competitive
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Live under a rock? Then you probably have never heard of Over the Hump…have a friend or two that ride a mountain bike, and you’ve heard the rumble building this year…as race 1 fills, and the season pass discounts near extinction. We try to make a NEWER and BETTER Over the Hump every year.  While
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