The Scorcher at Chestnut Ridge

Race #2 in the Gators Race Series


The Scorcher at Chestnut Ridge is back, but better! More kid-friendly racing options for all skill levels. The courses range from the easy balance biker lollipop to the 5.4-mile single-track technical course with elevation changes for more advanced riders.  There’s even a pump track to crank up the fun factor for all.  Take your experience from the first race in the series and build on it!

When: July 16, 2022, 9:30 am

Where: Chestnut Ridge Mountain Bike Trail, 5260 Mason Rd NW, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Sign Up: June 25 – July 14

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Course Previews:

Lollipop Course
(0.1 mile, 16 feet elevation)
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Novice course for balance bikers and 3-4 pedalers.
Field Course
(0.3 miles, 16 feet elevation)
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Novice course for 5-6 riders through the field.
Woods Course
(0.8 miles, 95 feet elevation)
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Novice course for 7+ riders partly through the woods.
Sport Course
(2.7 miles, 233 feet elevation)
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Advanced course for riders 9+ who are ready to ride longer, climb, and tackle rooty sections.
1 and 2 lap options.

Race Schedule:

This schedule is approximate!  Please listen for your rider’s wave to be called over the PA system.  Once called, report to the staging area (see venue map), and coaches will take over from there.  

Rider GroupEstimated Start Time*Wave #
Novice Balance Bikers9:30 AM1
Novice 3-4 Pedalers9:45 AM2
Novice 5-610:00 AM3-5
Awards / Course Change
Novice Ages 7-8 Male10:30 AM6-9
Novice Ages 7-8 Female10-11
Novice Ages 9+12-15
Awards / Course Change
Advanced 1-Lap11:45 AM16-18
Advanced 2-Lap12:30 PM19-21

Interactive Venue Map:

Click on the icons, markers, and outlined areas on the map below for race day details and where to be!

Event Extras:

No food or drinks will be available for purchase on site. Please bring your own!

Volunteers Needed:

Great kids races are only possible with great volunteers! We need some STRONG SPOKE parent volunteers to help set up the night before the race and to help with registration, starting line, finish line, and tear down on race day. The Gators coaching staff will cover all volunteer positions on the course and will be organized separately.

Please sign up to help here:

Awards Ceremony & Race Results:

Live results will be available through Webscorer once the racing begins! 

When all waves from a Rider Group have completed the course, those racers will gather at the podium to celebrate the overall top finishers in the category, receive their medals, and pose for a photo op. The podium is in front of the Gators Trailer (see venue map). 

Please read our Race Series FAQs for more information on racing in “waves,” how finish times are recorded and ranked, and how podium winners are determined.

All results from the Gators Race Series will be celebrated and archived, along with photos, on the Series Results page.