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Mountain/Gravel/Fat Bike Races

We have three terrific race series in Michigan every year. Come out and enjoy the competition!

Training Packages

Do you have the desire to join in one of these races but are afraid that you aren't in good enough shape?
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Mountain/Gravel/Fat Bike Races

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Mar 25, 2018Melting MannMarcellus, Michigan 49067 14 Mile Short Route and 28 Mile Long Route. The course is over 90% dirt roads. The 14 mile loop has over 1,000 vertical feet of ascent and 28 mile loop has over 1,300 feet of vertical ascent. - See more at:
Mar 31, 2018Dirty Thirty Gravel GrinderSaranac, MI30mi or 14mi loop in the hills of Ionia County. With road names like Bliss and Ivan (as in Terrible), this gravel race offers something for every level of cyclist.616-821-3948
Apr 7, 2018The Lowell 50Lowell, MIA classic old world style gravel road race, 70% unpaved roads, choose from either the 50 or 28 mile race.
Apr 21, 2018Barry-RoubaixHastings, Michigan23, 32, 65, 100 mile options616-863-3291
Apr 28, 2018Rust Shaker XCMMCC campus in Harrison, MI10 mile beginner lap, 13 sport and 26 miles for pro/expert. A combination of fast flowing trails w/tighter technical trails and a couple sections of hilly two tracks. Challenging and fun for all racers. A portion of the proceeds benefit MMCC student scholarships.989-386-6651
Apr 28, 2018Yankee Springs Time TrialYankee Springs Recreation Area, Hastings, MI11 or 22 miles, 1-2 laps
May 5, 2018Mud, Sweat and Beers - Fat Tire Fest Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area, Traverse City, MI20 mile, 10 mile, or kids' 1 mile mini-loop231-409-0061
May 6, 2018Hellkaat HundieDorr, MI100,50,or 25 mile gravel race
May 12, 2018Coast to Coast Gravel GrinderLake Huron to Lake MichiganStart on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay, ride 210 miles to Lake Michigan at Ludington. Support crew required. 100 Mile loop option at Ludington.616-460-9331
May 19, 2018Arcadian Grit & GravelArcadia, MI15 & 27 miles, An unusually fun combo of gravel roads plus some of the best IMBA-designed single track in the state. A race of uncommon intrigue.231-651-0957
May 20, 2018Island Lake ChallengeIsland Lake Recreation Area - Brighton, MI616-453-4245
Jun 2, 2018Mohican 100Loudonville, OH100mi & 100k419-989-0239
Jun 3, 2018Hanson Hills Challenge MTB RaceGrayling, MIMMBA CPS Race Long steady climbs, wide view vistas and flowing trail through upper Michigan prairie.616-453-4245
Jun 16, 2018Lumberjack 100Manistee, Mi100mi
Jun 30, 2018Sweat Shaker XCMMCC campus in Harrison, MIMMBA CPS Series Race. 1 lap (11 miles) beginner race, 2 laps (22 miles) sport race, 3 laps (33 miles) expert race A combination of fast flowing trails w/tighter technical trails and a couple sections of hilly two tracks. Challenging and fun for all racers. Proceeds benefit MMCC student scholarships.989-386-6651
Jul 29, 2018Big M Challengenear Wellston, MIMMBA616-453-4245
Aug 11, 2018Ore to Shore Mountain Bike EpicNegaunee to Marquette, MI48 or 28mi course1-888-578-6489
Aug 19, 2018Glacial Hills ChallengeGlacial Hills Trail System - Bellaire, MIMMBA 616-453-4245
Sep 15, 2018Chequamegon 40Hayward, WI40mi
Sep 15, 2018Lord of the Springs Yankee Springs, Middleville, MIWeave through 3-5 miles of epic singletrack trails at Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Hammer 18 miles of fast but hilly gravel roads and two-tracks of Barry County. Finish strong with 3-5 more miles of Yankee Springs singletrack.616.460.9331
Sep 22, 2018Marji Gesick 100Ishpeming, MI100-miles of the most rugged singletrack you'll find anywhere in the country. Prepare to be challenged by 11,000 feet of vertical gain. Completely self-sufficiency necessary, GPS Recommended!
Sep 29, 2018Gravel GrinderRotary Park in Boyne City, MI 20 mile, a 45 mile and a 60 mile race. The 20 mile race is very flat, but the 45 and 60 mile races will have long steep climbs, which will test your mental sanity.(231) 675-0789
Sep 30, 2018Pontiac Lake MTB RacePontiac Lake State Recreation Area, 7800 Gale Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327MMBA CPS Race: 616-453-4245
Oct 20, 2018Peak2Peak Mountain Bike ClassicCrystal Mountain Resort and Spa, Thompsonville, MI12-24-36 miles, Fall colors, terrific course, great venue, and Founders beer. One of the biggest races in the state. Great prep for the Iceman!231-651-0957
Nov 3, 2018Iceman Cometh ChallengeKalkaska to Traverse City, MIPoint to point race approx 30 miles

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