Mountain/Gravel/Fat Bike Races

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

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Mountain/Gravel/Fat Bike Races

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jan 26, 2019

Big M Fire Tower Fat Bike Race

3500 Udell Hills Rd, Wellston, MI 49689, Wellston, MI  49689

Long and short (distance will vary depending on conditions.Part of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series. Presented by the Shoreline Cycling Club and is a fundraiser for Big M trail grooming and improvements


Jan 27, 2019

Winterfest Whiteout-Fatbike Race

Harbor Island, Gand Haven, MI

We’re grooming a fat bike course on Harbor Island and it’s going to be wicked awesome. All skill levels are welcome. Different classes for all types of riders. Tons of prizes and swag. Get on your bike and ride! Registration at 9:30a. Races at 10:00.

Jan 27, 2019

Wild Side of the Noque Snow Bike Race

Marquette, MI

50k on trails that have been packed down by the XC skiers.


Feb 3, 2019

Holland Fat Bike Racing

Window On the Waterfront, Holland, MI

Super Fat Bike Race Course Description: approx 1 1/2mi XC Ski trails Race will Start & Finish @ Windows on the Waterfront Park ** Fat Bikes ONLY allowed on Race day - XC Ski venue Only!!! Time Schedule: Sunday February 3rd 2019 9:30am - 12noon Pre-Registration # Pickup 10:45am Mandatory riders meeting @ starting line for race #1 Only 11:00am Start of Open Men, Jr's 17 & under, Open Women, & Master 45+ 45 min Noon Approx 1st race riders Finishing 12:30pm Start of Expert Men$, Expert 40+$, & Expert Women $ 90 Min Noon - 2:30pm Awards


Feb 16, 2019

State Games of Michigan fatbike race

Grand Rapids, MI


Feb 16, 2019

Hanson Hills Fat Bike Race

Hansen Hills, grayling, MI

Fat bikes only Event Description: FatBike Race - Timed + Laps 2 Hours* Course Description: 2 - 4 mile loop Race will Start & Finish @ TrailHead


Feb 16, 2019

Polar Roll

Ishpeming, MI

Long and Short fat bike UP fun!

(906) 748-0034

Mar 16, 2019

Waterloo G&G Gravel Road Race

Grass Lake, MI

The Wolverine: a rugged, two-loop 100K course that winds through Waterloo’s more than 20,000 acres The Black Bear: a powerful 50K course that condenses the best that the Wolverine offers into half the distance (one loop) The Massasauga: a mighty 10-mile non-competitive ride perfect for both those new to bike racing and those built for speed

(734) 531-8747

Mar 23, 2019

Melting Mann

Marcellus, Michigan 49067

60, 35 or 24 mile routes. The course is over 90% dirt roads.


Mar 30, 2019

Dirty Thirty Gravel Grinder

Saranac, MI

30mi 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.


Apr 6, 2019

The Lowell Classic

Lowell, MI

A classic old world style gravel road race, 70% unpaved roads, choose from either the 50 or 28 mile race.

Apr 13, 2019


Hastings, Michigan

23, 32, 65, 100 mile options


Apr 27, 2019

Yankee Springs Time Trial

Yankee Springs Recreation Area, Hastings, MI

11 or 22 miles, 1-2 laps

May 4, 2019

Mud, Sweat and Beers - Fat Tire Fest

Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area, Traverse City, MI

Stout - 25 miles Pale Ale - 10 miles Ginger Ale - 2 miles Root Beer - 1/4 mile


May 5, 2019

Hellkaat Hundie

Dorr, MI

100,50,or 25 mile gravel race

May 18, 2019

Arcadian Grit & Gravel

Arcadia, MI

15 & 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.


Jun 1, 2019

Mohican 100

Loudonville, OH

100mi & 100k


Jun 15, 2019

Lumberjack 100

Manistee, Mi


Jun 22, 2019

Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder

Lake Huron to Lake Michigan

Start on Lake Huron's Au Gres, ride 210 miles to Lake Michigan at Ludington. Support crew required. 100 Mile loop option at Ludington.


Jul 12, 2019

Miner's Revenge Mountain Bike Race

Adventure Copper Mine, Greenland, MI

Race through the Adventure Mine (lights required!) and around the site on the surface, 6mi loop. Website says race is 3 days.


Jul 20, 2019

Traverse City Trails Festival

Traverse City, MI

25 mile or 40 mile race

Jul 28, 2019

The Divide

Manton, MI

Gravel road race of 19, 34, and 50 mile races

Aug 10, 2019

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

Negaunee to Marquette, MI

48 or 28mi course


Aug 17, 2019

Skirts in the Dirt

Wahlfield Park, Grand Rapids, MI

This is a race with categories for women of all athletic abilities with fun challenges along the way to keep things interesting (Surprise!).

Aug 25, 2019

MiSCA Addison Oaks MTB XC Race (Students only))

Addison Oaks County Park

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 8, 2019

Uncle John's Dirty Gravel Ride

Uncle John's Cider mill, 8614 North US Hwy 127, St Johns, MI 48879

24 and 56 miles

Sep 8, 2019

MiSCA Fort Custer MTB XC Race (Students only))

Fort Custer Recreation Area

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 14, 2019

Lord of the Springs

Camp Manitou-Lin, Middleville, MI

Mix of Yankee Springs singletrack and Barry County gravel roads. Part of the MI Gravel Race Series.


Sep 14, 2019

Chequamegon 40

Hayward, WI


Sep 15, 2019

MiSCA Brighton Recreation Area MTB XC Race (Students only))

Brighton Recreation Area, Brighton, MI

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 21, 2019

Marji Gesick 100

Ishpeming, MI

100-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!

(906) 748-0034

Sep 28, 2019

Gravel Grinder

Rotary 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 29, 2019

MiSCA River Bends MTB XC Race (Students only))

River Bends Park

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Oct 5, 2019

Hart Hills Gravel Road Race

Hart, MI

Starts and finishes in downtown Hart. 10, 25 or 50 miles. Kids race is 5 miles


Oct 13, 2019

MiSCA Bloomer Park MTB XC Race (Students only))

Bloomer Park

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Oct 19, 2019

Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, Thompsonville, MI

12-24-36 miles, Fall colors, terrific course, great venue, and Founders beer. One of the biggest races in the state. Great prep for the Iceman!


Oct 26, 2019

The Lowell 50

Lowell MI

A classic old world style gravel road race, 70% unpaved roads, choose from either the 50 or 28 mile race.

Nov 2, 2019

Iceman Cometh Challenge

Kalkaska to Traverse City, MI

Point to point race approx 30 miles

Nov 30, 2019

Singletrack Showdown

Ludington, MI

15 mile race

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