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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!

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Mountain/Gravel/Fat Bike Races

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jan 28, 2023

Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race

Thompsonville, Michigan

45 or 90 minute races

Jan 29, 2023

Snowmass - Fat Bike Race

Valparaiso, IN

8-mile and 16-mile XC course.

(219) 462-5144

Feb 4, 2023

Snow Angel Fat Tire Bike Race

Canadian Lakes, MI

8/16/24 mile elevated and groomed trail, chip timed fat tire bike race

Feb 11, 2023

North American Vasa

Traverse City, MI

35k or 17k

Feb 12, 2023

Fat Fest - Fat Bike Race

Valparaiso, IN

5-mile and 10-mile XC course

(219) 462-5144

Feb 18, 2023

Dogman challenge fat bike race

Charlevoix, MI

2 mile loop 2 hour race—the most loops wins!

(231) 237-0900

Feb 18, 2023

Polar Roll

Ishpeming, MI

Long and Short fat bike UP fun!

(906) 748-0034

Feb 25, 2023

Fatty Caddy Fatbike Race

Cadillac, MI

21 or 10 miles

Mar 25, 2023

Melting Mann

Marcellus, Michigan 49067

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

(574)855-7294

Apr 8, 2023

Dirty Thirty Gravel Grinder

Saranac, MI

30, 50, or 130 mile courses

616-821-3948

Apr 15, 2023

Barry-Roubaix

Hastings, Michigan

18, 32, 62, 100 mile options

616-863-3291

Apr 22, 2023

Hart Hills Gravel Road Race

Hart, MI

25, 55 mile courses

231-750-1267

Apr 22, 2023

Rust Shaker XC

MMCC campus in Harrison, MI

10 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 29, 2023

-Yankee Springs Time Trial

Yankee Springs Recreation Area, Hastings, MI

11 or 22 miles, 1-2 laps

Apr 29, 2023

Waterloo G&G Gravel Road Race

Grass Lake, MI

32, 64 mile courses

(734) 531-8747

May 6, 2023

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

231-409-0061

May 13, 2023

Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race

Cadillac Pathway, Cadillac, MI

 Length: 7 miles per lap Beginner: 1 Lap - 7 miles Intermediate: 2 Laps - 14 miles Sport/Expert: 3 laps - 21 miles Elite: 4 laps - 28 miles

May 20, 2023

Arcadia Grit & Gravel

Arcadia, MI

27 mile course

231-651-0957

May 20, 2023

Mohican 100

Loudonville, OH

100mi & 100k

419-989-0239

May 20, 2023

The KRanza

Center Lake Bible Camp located at 15204 20 Mile Road, Tustin, Mi

85-mile or 170-mile

May 20, 2023

DINO Series - Winona Lake Trail

Winona Lake, IN

(317) 336-7553

May 27, 2023

Hanson Hills 50 XC MTB Race

Grayling, MI

Long steady climbs, wide view vistas and flowing trail through upper Michigan prairie.

616-453-4245

May 28, 2023

Ride the Keweenaw Enduro

Copper Harbor Trail System, Manganese Rd, Copper Harbor, MI 49918

two-stage Sport and three-stage Expert classes

Jun 3, 2023

Dirty Donut Race

Martin High School, 1556 Chalmers Street, Martin, MI 49070

Donut eating and non donut eating races in the following distances. 22, 41, and 61 miles.

Jun 4, 2023

DINO Series - Brown County State Park

Nashville, IN

(317) 336-7553

Jun 10, 2023

The Cow Pie Classic

Ionia, MI

34, 66 mile courses

Jun 17, 2023

Lumberjack 100

Manistee, Mi

100mi

Jun 24, 2023

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.

616-460-9331

Jun 24, 2023

Marquette Trail Fest

Marquette, MI

Full Weekend of Events!

(906)235-6861

Jul 1, 2023

DINO Challenge Festival

North Vernon, IN

DH and ST

(317) 336-7553

Jul 2, 2023

DINO Series - Muscatatuck County Park

North Vernon, IN

(317) 336-7553

Jul 8, 2023

Cedar Blitz

Cedar Springs, MI

18, 36, or 50 miles

Jul 15, 2023

The Crusher

Marquette, MI

Ultra-endurance 225, 100, or 40mi self supported race

Jul 15, 2023

Lawless 50

15122 Monkey Run St, Jones, MI 49061

(574) 323-1110

Jul 22, 2023

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.

906-883-3371

Jul 22, 2023

Tree Farm Relay

Lakeshore Park, Novi, MI

10 mi/lap. A unique 4-person team relay race, presented by the MCMBA and Team Tree Farm. Rain or shine, it'll be your favorite event of the summer.

248-421-5588

Jul 23, 2023

DINO Series - Potato Creek State Park

South Bend, IN

(317) 336-7553

Jul 30, 2023

The Divide

Manton, MI

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

Aug 6, 2023

DINO Series - Griffin Bike Park

Terre Haute, IN

(317) 336-7553

Aug 12, 2023

The Watermoo

Dexter, MI

111 mile course

Aug 12, 2023

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

Negaunee to Marquette, MI

48 or 28mi course

1-888-578-6489

Aug 19, 2023

Fast Fitty

Charlotte, MI

19, 36, or 54 miles

269-568-5037

Aug 20, 2023

DINO Series - Southwestway Park

Indianapolis, IN

(317) 336-7553

Aug 20, 2023

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 26, 2023

MiSCA Owasippe Scout Reservation XC Race Elementary (stidents only)

9900 RUSSELL ROAD, TWIN LAKE, MICHIGAN 49457

248-671-3029

Aug 27, 2023

MiSCA Owasippe Scout Reservation XC Race Jr & Sr High (stidents only)

9900 RUSSELL ROAD, TWIN LAKE, MICHIGAN 49457

248-671-3029

Sep 2, 2023

Keweenaw Mountain LodgeCopper HarborTrails Fest XC Race

Copper Harbor, MI

Sep 3, 2023

Keweenaw Mountain LodgeCopper HarborTrails Fest Enduro

Copper Harbor, MI

Sep 9, 2023

MiSCA Addison Oaks MTB XC Race Elementary(Students only))

Addison Oaks County Park

248-671-3029

Sep 9, 2023

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. 24, 37 mile courses

616.460.9331

Sep 10, 2023

Uncle John's Dirty Gravel Ride

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

26 and 56 miles

Sep 10, 2023

MiSCA Addison Oaks MTB XC Race Jr&Sr High(Students only))

Addison Oaks County Park

248-671-3029

Sep 16, 2023

MiSCA Merrell Trail MTB Race Elementary (students only!)

MERRELL TRAIL | ROCKFORD, MI

2486713029

Sep 16, 2023

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 16, 2023

Chequamegon 40

Hayward, WI

40mi

Sep 17, 2023

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 17, 2023

MiSCA Merrell Trail MTB Race Jr&Sr High (students only!)

MERRELL TRAIL | ROCKFORD, MI

2486713029

Sep 23, 2023

MiSCA Heritage Park MTB XC Race Elementary (Students only)

Adrian MI

248-671-3029

Sep 24, 2023

MiSCA Heritage Park MTB XC Race Jr&Sr High (Students only)

Adrian MI

248-671-3029

Sep 30, 2023

Moran 166

Moran, MI

166 miles

Oct 7, 2023

Custers Last Stand Against Human Trafficking TT

Augusta, MI US 49012

A mountain bike time trial race to raise awareness and funds towards the fight against human trafficking

269-568-5037

Oct 7, 2023

MiSCA Lakeshore Park XC Race Elementary (students only)

Novi, MI

248-671-3029

Oct 7, 2023

Marquette Fall Endruo

Marquette, MI

(906)235-6861

Oct 8, 2023

MiSCA Lakeshore Park XC Race Jr & Sr High (students only)

Novi, MI

248-671-3029

Oct 14, 2023

MiSCA Stony Creek XC Race Elementary (students only)

4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township, MI 48316

248-671-3029

Oct 28, 2023

The Lowell Classic

Lowell, MI

A classic old world style gravel road race, 70% unpaved roads, choose from either the 100 50 or 28 mile race.

Nov 4, 2023

Iceman Cometh Challenge

Kalkaska to Traverse City, MI

Point to point race approx 30 miles

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