By now, I have to assume you’ve at least heard of the Over the Hump Race Series. We’ve blogged about the races, featured the race series in our weekly calendar, tweeted about OTH & of course Facebooked about this Orange County local, mountain bike series taking place take place 6pm on Tuesdays nights, (until June 28th & then Tuesdays, July 26th thru August 30th) at Irvine Lake.

But, the question is – have you actually made it out to the mountain bike race? Come on, we know you want to. Mountain biking & racing?! It’s totally exciting to watch AND participate! Luckily, this Tuesday, June 21st is the perfect opportunity to bring the entire family & experience Over the Hump for yourself. Why? Because it’s Family Night at the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series.

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Over the Hump Race Series {Family Night}

One of Over the Hump’s main goals to to “bring families out to play together.” & While I think they do a great job of incorporating the family into every race with their weekly kid’s race, this week they are going out of their way to make sure the event is super-family friendly….

* FREE 70 foot long inflatable slide & obstacle course (for the kid in all of us)

* FREE Tiny Tykes Kids & Trikes Race: Anyone riding 2, 3 (or any other number of wheels) for kids ages up to 5 years old. (starts at 5:15pm)

* 2 mile Kids race for kids ages 6+ ($10)

* Baja Fresh will be onsite to fuel families with quesadillas, Churros, salads & burittos

So…. who’s in? I’m racing (women’s beginner, here I come!), my hubby is racing, both my boys are racing & I’m guessing that the baby girl will be all over that Tiny Tyke & Trikes race. Really & truly this is a family event that everyone looks forward to each week. Whether you are a beginner mountain biker or an expert – this is the race for you. Don’t mountain bike? Not a problem, I can guarantee your kids will love the excitement of the races – especially if they race. (& Don’t worry, your kids don’t need mountain bikes – my boys just ride their normal, everyday non-geared bikes, & the LOVE it.)

nitty-gritty details:

What: Over the Hump Race Series {family night}< span style=”color: #cc0007;”>Where: Irvine Lake
When: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.
4:00pm Gates Open, onsite registration available (online registration suggested)
4:30pm Course pre-ride begins
5:15pm Tiny Tykes & Trikes RaceĀ  (for kids up to age 5)
5:30pm Kids Race
6pm Over the Hump Race starts

xoxo, K