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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

Mar 27, 2021

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 10, 2021

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 17, 2021

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

May 1, 2021

Hart Hills Gravel Road Race

Hart, MI

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


May 15, 2021

Arcadia 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.


May 22, 2021

The Cedar Blitz: Gravel War on Wheels

95 N Main St NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

18 or 30 miles

Jun 5, 2021

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 5, 2021

Sancho 200

Traverse City, MI

The Sancho 200 is one of the most challenging gravel grinders in the country. By "gravel" we mean gravel, sand, mud, dirt, and pavement too. All participants receive a Sancho 200 t-shirt.

(231) 421-8148

Jun 5, 2021

Mohican 100

Loudonville, OH

100mi & 100k


Jun 12, 2021

The Cow Pie Classic

Ionia, MI

17, 33, and 62 mile courses

Jun 19, 2021

Lumberjack 100

Manistee, Mi


Jun 26, 2021

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 17, 2021

The Crusher

Marquette, MI

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

Jul 25, 2021

The Divide

Manton, MI

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

Aug 14, 2021

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

Negaunee to Marquette, MI

48 or 28mi course


Aug 29, 2021

MiSCA Heritage Park MTB Race

Heritage Park, 3221 N. Adrian Hwy. Adrian, 49221

Elementary, Middle and Highschool students only


Sep 11, 2021

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 12, 2021

MiSCA Addison Oaks MTB XC Race (Students only))

Addison Oaks County Park

Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 12, 2021

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 18, 2021

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, 2021

MiSCA Merrell Trail MTB Race


Elementary, Middle and High school students only


Sep 25, 2021

MiSCA Bloomer Park MTB XC Race (Students only))


Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Sep 25, 2021

-Yankee Springs Time Trial

Yankee Springs Recreation Area, Hastings, MI

11 or 22 miles, 1-2 laps

Oct 2, 2021


Hastings, Michigan

18, 32, 62, 100 mile options


Oct 17, 2021

MiSCA Cannonsburg Ski MTB Race (Students only)


Elementary, Middle ,and High School races.


Oct 23, 2021

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 30, 2021

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 6, 2021

Iceman Cometh Challenge

Kalkaska to Traverse City, MI

Point to point race approx 30 miles

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