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Adventure Weekend—Mountain Bike Ice Racing and More

No such thing as “post-holiday blues” this weekend. Embrace the winter and embark on an adventure weekend!

A truly original winter blast!
The North Coast Mountain Bikers have developed a cross country, mountain bike, ice course on Findley Lake at Findley State Park in Wellington, OH. (check out map below for directions) Racing will be Saturday evening, beginning at 6:30pm. Course will be lit by lantern—very magical and cool! According to the NCMTB club, these are the only ice races in Ohio. Details: Two classes-studded and non studded tires. (Nab says studded is much more fun, btw). There will be a bonfire and hot chocolate. $10 donation. This is a laid-back fun event with lots of friendly folks so come on out and join them.

Make it a winter weekend getaway by including snow shoeing and/or cross country skiing to the mix. Findley State Park is a great place to enjoy either. You can also combine a visit to some of our local wineries and great local restaurants. Several great lodging options are within a 20 minute drive of Findley State Park. The Oberlin Inn is currently offering a winter escape package which includes one night accommodations and breakfast for 2 for $110 (inclusive of all taxes and gratuity). The Hallauer House Bed and Breakfast is also just up the road a bit and offers a warm welcome to cyclists. A little further north, in the charming town of Amherst is 5 Corners Bed and Breakfast. Here you can book one of several packages that can include massage and/or a wine getaway. 5 Corners is also offering a special package for this Friday and Saturday nights only: $89 plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling juice. (sounds like a great way to top off an exciting evening of ice racing!) Just mention the keyword “bike” when booking.

Check out all the other great winter events taking place this weekend to round out your weekend. Indoors and out, you’ll find a great adventure.

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NEO Power Series – Thorn MTB Race Recap 2010

NEO Power Series – Thorn MTB Race Recap 2010

More photos here Over 100 racers visited Findley State Park Sunday for the first NEO Power Series MTB Race  sponsored by 331 Racing. This was stage one of a five stage series. Posted results report overall winner was Jeff Pendlebury with a time of 39:34:45, second overall Steve Twining with a time of 39:50:48, third […]

posted by lorain at 12:12 am

Thorn Mountain Bike Trail Events and Conditions

Thorn Mountain Bike Trail Events and Conditions

Conditions are good at Findley State Park’s Thorn Mountain Bike Trail. Some soft spots. But the folks from the North Coast Mountain Bikers club have been volunteering their time to keep the trail in great shape. (Thanks Nab!) The Tuesday evening time trials are back! Every Tuesday evening between 5:30–7:30 through August 15, for five […]

posted by lorain at 4:04 pm
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