Aug
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Blood Road at the Gateway Film Center

Join us for the screening of Blood Road Friday August 18th at the Gateway Film Center. 

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.

During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

 

View Event →
Aug
26
8:30am 8:30am

Gnomewood Trail Days

All hands on deck! It's crunch time and we need an army of volunteers to get Gnomewood completed for the Grand Opening on Oct 14th. Bring work gloves and a cordless drill. Refreshments will be available. 

- Saturday August 26 (8:30 to 11:30am)
- Saturday September 16 (8:30 to 11:30am)

View Event →
Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

6 Hours at Chestnut Ridge - Brought to you by Wheelie Fun Bike Shop

It's back!   We found a date that doesn’t conflict with other Ohio MTB races, is traditionally dry, works for Columbus Metro Parks and SBR Timing Services. The 2nd annual 6 Hours at Chestnut Ridge brought to you by Wheelie Fun Bike Shop is a race and fund-raising event to bring the mountain bike community together and celebrate mountain biking. All profits for this event go to COMBO's general trail fund which helps maintain over 50 miles of singletrack trails in Central Ohio. This is a timed race where individuals/teams try to complete as many laps as possible within the 6+ hour time limit. All racers/teams must start their last lap before the 5:00pm cutoff time. The individual or team to cross the finish line first with the most laps no later than 6:00pm wins. Top three individuals/teams in each class will receive a guaranteed cash payout. Fourth and Fifth place will receive swag from our generous sponsors. Special prizes and bragging rights will be given to the woman and man that have the fastest lap time for the day. T-shirt and meal are included in your race fee.

 

View Event →
Oct
7
to Oct 8

COMBOween MTB Festival

Join us right after the OMBC Great Seal Race for a mountain bike festival camp-out!  We will have a shred school for intermediate mountain bikers. (registration coming soon), evening and night rides, a cookout, beer from Lineage Brewing and REI will bring snacks.  

More fun than you can shake a stick at!  Join us at the Sharp's property just past the trail head parking lot on Lick Run Road at 3 pm.  If you want to race registration starts at 10am and the race is at noon.  

View Event →

Aug
12
8:30am 8:30am

Gnomewood Trail Days

All hands on deck! It's crunch time and we need an army of volunteers to get Gnomewood completed for the Grand Opening on Oct 14th. Bring work gloves and a cordless drill. Refreshments will be available. 

- Saturday August 12 (8:30 to 11:30am)
- Saturday August 26 (8:30 to 11:30am)
- Saturday September 16 (8:30 to 11:30am)

View Event →
Jun
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

Dirt School

In Dirt School students will learn basic mountain bike skills, trail safety and etiquette.  Skills covered include body position, braking, shifting, climbing, bike/body separation, and much more.  We will cover the fundamentals of mountain biking, practice those skills in an open field and then put those skills to the test on a guided trail ride.  Functional mountain bike, helmet and closed toed shoes are required.

Your $20 fee goes straight back to COMBO to maintain and build new trails in Central Ohio. The Instructors are all volunteers. If you are unable to pay for Dirt School, COMBO can waive the fee. 

View Event →
Jun
24
3:30pm 3:30pm

Summer Solstice - Canceled

COMBO regrets to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to make the tough choice to cancel the Summer Solstice Celebration at Chestnut Ridge this Saturday. Keep your eyes peeled as we plan other events for our members throughout the summer!

Please save October 7th on your calendar and join us for COMBOween at Great Seal where will will have food, beer, shred school, group rides, a night ride and overnight camping!

View Event →
Jun
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

COMBO Volunteer Drive and Appreciation Night at Lineage Brewing

Come out to Lineage Brewing on June 12th at 7pm and find out the different volunteer opportunities we have to offer.  Sign up to volunteer for a trail day, event or admin project and receive a beer on us!  Snacks will be provide as well.  Already a current volunteer, COMBO Member, Bike Patrol, Dirt School Instructor or on the COMBO Board?  This is for you too!  Volunteers we love you, you're the best of the best, the bees knees and without you, we wouldn't have anywhere to ride! 

 
View Event →
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

National Trail Day

Join us for National Trail Day!  Help build trails and features at The Gnomewood Skills Park across from Alum Creek Phase 1. Our Friends at REI will provide refreshments. 

Make sure to bring some work gloves and prepare to get dirty!

 
View Event →
May
13
8:00am 8:00am

Bike the Breweries 2017

Its that time of year! Time to dust off your bike and bike the breweries for charity! This year we are adding three start times. Each time is limted to 50 bikers so grab your friends and register today! This scenic bike tour is approximately 16 miles and makes stops at twelve Columbus breweries for a brief tour and beer samples. This year's charities include ARC of Central Ohio, the Columbus Zoo and the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization.

Lunch will be provided by Outsiders Pizza Company.

Don't have a bike? No problem! Roll: Bicycle Company has offered to loan you a bike for the day. Please email johnk@rollbicycles.com if you need a bike. There is a limited amount so don't delay.

Last but not least, course assistance will be provided by your very own Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization.

View Event →
May
6
9:00am 9:00am

Dirt School

In Dirt School students will learn basic mountain bike skills, trail safety and etiquette.  Skills covered include body position, braking, shifting, climbing, bike/body separation, and much more.  We will cover the fundamentals of mountain biking, practice those skills in an open field and then put those skills to the test on a guided trail ride.  Functional mountain bike, helmet and closed toed shoes are required.

Your $20 fee goes straight back to COMBO to maintain and build new trails in Central Ohio. The Instructors are all volunteers. If you are unable to pay for Dirt School, COMBO can waive the fee. 

 

View Event →
Apr
29
11:00am11:00am

Cap City Short Track Series 4

This is the last of 4 races in the Cap City Short Track Series at Chestnut Ridge.  Cap City Collective partnered with COMBO to put on a test event last summer at Chestnut Ridge MTB trails in order to appeal to a wider range of riders. It was a last minute event and was a HUGE SUCCESS! So we are back this year with a 4-race spring series. 100% of all money raised will go to COMBO and Cap City Collective to be used for projects that will improve trail experience in central Ohio. The Chestnut Ridge Short Track course will feature a 1-mile loop that incorporates fast flowing single track, power grass sections, and technical MTB features. Everyone wants short track racing to be more like "mountain biking" and this event aims to deliver. Our fundraising efforts will be used to add the features (jumps, drops, rock gardens, technical descents) for future events that everyone wants to see. This is your chance to help us make our local trails and venues more rad!

View Event →
Apr
15
11:00am11:00am

Cap City Short Track Series 3

This is the 3rd of 4 races in the Cap City Short Track Series at Chestnut Ridge.  Cap City Collective partnered with COMBO to put on a test event last summer at Chestnut Ridge MTB trails in order to appeal to a wider range of riders. It was a last minute event and was a HUGE SUCCESS! So we are back this year with a 4-race spring series. 100% of all money raised will go to COMBO and Cap City Collective to be used for projects that will improve trail experience in central Ohio. The Chestnut Ridge Short Track course will feature a 1-mile loop that incorporates fast flowing single track, power grass sections, and technical MTB features. Everyone wants short track racing to be more like "mountain biking" and this event aims to deliver. Our fundraising efforts will be used to add the features (jumps, drops, rock gardens, technical descents) for future events that everyone wants to see. This is your chance to help us make our local trails and venues more rad!

View Event →
Apr
1
11:00am11:00am

Cap City Short Track Series 2

This is the 2nd of 4 races in the Cap City Short Track Series at Chestnut Ridge.  Cap City Collective partnered with COMBO to put on a test event last summer at Chestnut Ridge MTB trails in order to appeal to a wider range of riders. It was a last minute event and was a HUGE SUCCESS! So we are back this year with a 4-race spring series. 100% of all money raised will go to COMBO and Cap City Collective to be used for projects that will improve trail experience in central Ohio. The Chestnut Ridge Short Track course will feature a 1-mile loop that incorporates fast flowing single track, power grass sections, and technical MTB features. Everyone wants short track racing to be more like "mountain biking" and this event aims to deliver. Our fundraising efforts will be used to add the features (jumps, drops, rock gardens, technical descents) for future events that everyone wants to see. This is your chance to help us make our local trails and venues more rad!

View Event →
Mar
25
11:00am11:00am

Cap City Short Track Series 1

This is the 1st of 4 races for the Cap City Short Track Series at Chestnut Ridge.  Cap City Collective partnered with COMBO to put on a test event last summer at Chestnut Ridge MTB trails in order to appeal to a wider range of riders. It was a last minute event and was a HUGE SUCCESS! So we are back this year with a 4-race spring series. 100% of all money raised will go to COMBO and Cap City Collective to be used for projects that will improve trail experience in central Ohio. The Chestnut Ridge Short Track course will feature a 1-mile loop that incorporates fast flowing single track, power grass sections, and technical MTB features. Everyone wants short track racing to be more like "mountain biking" and this event aims to deliver. Our fundraising efforts will be used to add the features (jumps, drops, rock gardens, technical descents) for future events that everyone wants to see. This is your chance to help us make our local trails and venues more rad!

View Event →
Feb
26
10:00am10:00am

'Get Fat' winter fat bike race series Number 4

The CR Fatty is a series of 4 winter fat bike races, hosted by COMBO, held at Chestnut Ridge on the Fat Bike/Short Track Course.  Designed to be as much a celebration of those who 'get Fat' during the winter months as it is a race.  Cannot make all four races?  No problem, race as many or as few of the 4 races as you like.  Don't have a fat bike?  Don't worry, just sign up for the mountain bike open class.   Unlike last year, the races are all separate with payouts for winners of each race.

View Event →