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

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.


Jun 29, 2019

Sweat Shaker XC

MMCC campus in Harrison, MI

MMBA 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.


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 21, 2019

Lawless 50

15122 Monkey Run St, Jones, MI 49061

(574) 323-1110

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

Luton Park Time Trial

5950 10 Mile Rd NE , Rockford, MI 49341

A full gas assault on Luton Park to determine the true KOM. The Luton Park Time Trial is a time trial mountain bike race held on September 8, 2019 to benefit the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation (PHRF)

(616) 822-4587

Sep 8, 2019

MiSCA Fort Custer MTB XC Race (Students only))

Fort Custer Recreation Area

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 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

Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race

Cadillac Pathway, Cadillac, MI

Beginner 14 mi, Sport 21 mi, Expert/Elite 28 mi. This is the first ever mountain bike race in the Cadillac area! It coincides with the Cadillac Craft Brew Festival downtown Cadillac.

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

Racing Links

Michigan Gravel Race Series