Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

REI National Trail Day and Dirt School

Join us for National Trail Day with REI at Gnomewood and P1.  We will be working on special projects at Gnomewood and P1 starting at 9 am.  Snacks and lunch will be provided by REI. We will have afternoon group rides for all abilities.  As a fun twist, we will be riding P1 backwards for the day!

Dirt School starts at 2:00 pm at Gnomewood.  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.  This course is for adults and kids 12 yrs and up.  Functional mountain bike, helmet and closed toed shoes are required.  

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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Chestnut University Gators MTB Park Kids Race and 6 Hours Race

It's back bigger and better than ever!  Not only are we having our 6 hour race but we are partnering up with Trailer Park Racing to put on a kids race benefiting Gators Bike Park!   The 3rd annual 6 Hours at Chestnut Ridge is a fund-raising event to bring the mountain bike community together and celebrate mountain biking. Profits from this event will go to Gators Bike Park and COMBO's general trail fund which helps maintain over 50 miles of singletrack trails in Central Ohio. We can't think of anything better than getting more kids and families on the trails we build and maintain!  Details of the Kids race coming soon. The 6 hours at CR is a timed race where individuals/teams try to complete as many laps as possible within the 6+ hour time limit. 

 

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

COMBOween and Dirt School

Join us for COMBOween at Gnomewwod and P1.  We will have something for everyone.  From activities for the kids, group rides for the adults, sweet tunes from DJ Rick Armstrong and a BBQ.  Costumes are highly encouraged!

Dirt School starts at 2:00 pm.  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.  This course is for adults and kids 12 yrs and up.  Functional mountain bike, helmet and closed toed shoes are required.  Registration coming soon.

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

May Board Meeting

Join us on for the May Board Meeting at on the parking lot of Alum Creek P2.  We will be discussing our upcoming plans for the summer! Don't forget to bring your bike. You can ride before the meeting or slap some lights on and do a lap or 2 after the meeting. Bring your own chair!

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

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.  This course is for adults and kids 12 yrs and up.  Functional mountain bike, helmet and closed toed shoes are required.  Registration coming soon.

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Chestnut Ridge Trail Day with Trek Bicycle

Trek is hosting COMBO's first trail day of the year at Chestnut Ridge March 25th from 10AM-2PM. They will be providing everyone with Food and Drinks as well as giving all attendees $20 to be spent at the local Columbus Trek locations! 

We will be working together with COMBO trail stewards to provide general trail maintenance and to get Chestnut Ridge ready to ride! This will include tasks such as: cutting back brush, clearing the trail, repairs to wet spots, etc.

Invite every mountain biker you know! Bring your friends, the more the merrier and the sooner we can ride. Trail days are always a great time.

What to bring: Gloves and appropriate clothing/footwear because you will get dirty! Bring a shovel if you have one, if not no worries we have some you can use. 

We look forward to kicking off the season with everyone!

Park at the normal lot off of Mason Road.

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Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Get Fat Winter Fat Bike Race Series Number 4

This is the last race for the Get Fat Bike Race Series, 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.  Didn't make all four races?  No problem! Don't have a fat bike? Don't worry, just sign up for the mountain bike open class.   

 

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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Get Fat Winter Fat Bike Race Series Number 3

This is the 3rd of 4 winter 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.   

2 independent races left; Sunday Jan 28th, Saturday Feb 10th and Sunday Feb 25th

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Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Get Fat Winter Fat Bike Race Series Number 2

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.   

3 independant races left; Sunday Jan 28th, Saturday Feb 10th and Sunday Feb 25th

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Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Get Fat Winter Fat Bike Race Series Number 1

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.   

Meet us after the race at Loose Rail Brewing for post race recovery! 10% off to all racers.  

4 independant race events; Saturday Jan 6th, Sunday Jan 28th, Saturday Feb 10th and Sunday Feb 25th

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

COMBO Annual Member Meeting

It's time for our annual meeting - come make your voice heard while we enjoy Lineage's great beer! This is the time to stand up and be counted! Vote for new board members and hear how our year went.

Have you thought about taking on a bigger role in COMBO? Now's your chance! If you'd like to be a Board Member or are considering being an officer, email our Board President Dan Fausey.

Just want to hang out and drink beer? Do it!

All are welcome, but only COMBO members can vote. See you there!

Hope you will join us!

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

OptOutside Group Ride at Great Seal

Two Years ago our friends at REI did something different on Black Friday—they shut the co-op’s doors and spent the day outside. This year they’re closing again and COMBO has decided to #optoutside  Skip the madness of Black Friday and enjoy the great outdoors! Meet-ups bike rides at Alum Creek P1, P2, Chestnut Ridge or Great Seal. at 10am. This will be a “meet up” style event - some rides will not have COMBO leaders. But join up with other locals, bring your friends, and go #optoutside!

 

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Gnomewood Opening Day

The Gnomewood Grand Opening is less than a month away! We have been busy planning all sorts of fun activities for kids of all ages from art projects with bikes and bike parts, obstacle courses, story time and a gnome hunt! Rick Armstrong the pied piper of kids on bikes will be spinning tunes and volunteers will be grilling hot dogs and veggie burgers. Some sweet swag is on it's way including drawstring bags and stickers. A few lucky winners will get a t-shirt and maybe even a fleece gnome hat!

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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.  

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Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

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.

 

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Aug
26
8:30 AM08:30

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)

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Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

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.

 

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Aug
12
8:30 AM08:30

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)

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Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

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. 

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