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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

Jul 11, 2020

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 18, 2020

Tree Farm Relay

Lakeshore Park, Novi, MI

10 mi/lap presented by the MCMBA, Team Tree Farm and Dark Horse Racing. A unique 4-person team relay MCMBA benefit race.


Jul 18, 2020

Traverse City Trails Festival

Traverse City, MI

25 mile or 40 mile race

Jul 18, 2020

Lawless 50

15122 Monkey Run St, Jones, MI 49061

(574) 323-1110

Jul 18, 2020

The Crusher

Marquette, MI

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

Jul 25, 2020

Big M Challenge

near Wellston, MI



Jul 26, 2020

The Divide

Manton, MI

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

Aug 8, 2020

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

Negaunee to Marquette, MI

48 or 28mi course


Aug 15, 2020

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


Aug 15, 2020

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 16, 2020

Glacial Hills XC

Bellaire, Michigan

Aug 22, 2020

Ride the Highlander

Boyne Highlands, MI

MTB race including a great deal of technical singletrack, climbing, and some fast technical descents.

Aug 23, 2020

Maybury Time Trial

Maybury State Park, Northville MI

MMBA CPS race, 9 miles of challenging singletrack, Fast, challenging time trial in the CPS series. MCMBA benefit race.

Aug 30, 2020

MiSCA Hickory Glen MTB XC Race


“The Hick” will heavily reward strong bike handling skills. The smaller footprint of this trail will allow for plenty of action-packed spectator opportunities! Playground facilities will also be available.

Sep 12, 2020

Addison Oaks XC

Addison Oaks Park, Leonard, MI

Sep 12, 2020

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 13, 2020

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 13, 2020

MiSCA Addison Oaks MTB XC Race (Students only))

Addison Oaks County Park

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 13, 2020

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 19, 2020

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 19, 2020

Chequamegon 40

Hayward, WI


Sep 20, 2020

Melting Mann

Marcellus, Michigan 49067

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


Sep 20, 2020

MiSCA Fort Custer MTB XC Race (Students only))

Fort Custer Recreation Area

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 26, 2020

-Yankee Springs Time Trial

Yankee Springs Recreation Area, Hastings, MI

11 or 22 miles, 1-2 laps

Sep 26, 2020

Michigan Mountain Mayhem 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 26, 2020

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.

Oct 3, 2020

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.


Oct 3, 2020

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


Oct 3, 2020

Hart Hills Gravel Road Race

Hart, MI

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


Oct 4, 2020

MiSCA Milford Trail MTB XC Race


this trail has some punchy climbs and twisty singletrack suitable for all skill levels. Milford Trail will provide an excellent opportunity to view plenty of the action as this is a very spectator-friendly course!

Oct 10, 2020


Hastings, Michigan

18, 32, 62, 100 mile options


Oct 17, 2020

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.


Oct 18, 2020

MiSCA Bloomer Park MTB XC Race (Students only))


Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Oct 24, 2020

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 31, 2020

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.

Nov 7, 2020

Iceman Cometh Challenge

Kalkaska to Traverse City, MI

Point to point race approx 30 miles

Nov 28, 2020

Singletrack Showdown

Ludington, MI

15 mile race

Racing Links

Michigan Gravel Race Series