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, 2020

Wild Side of the Noque Snow Bike Race

Marquette, MI

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


Feb 1, 2020

State Games of Michigan fatbike race

Hansen Hills, MI


Feb 8, 2020

King Vasa Fat Bike Race.

Timber Ridge, Traverse City, MI


Feb 15, 2020

Polar Roll

Ishpeming, MI

Long and Short fat bike UP fun!

(906) 748-0034

Mar 7, 2020

Huma Loopa Licious Fat Bike Race

Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort 4050 Hammond Rd E, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Groomed by NMMBA, the long and short races will have separate groomed courses that overlap within Timber Ridge at the start/finish line to record each lap. The short race loop at nearly 2 miles in length, will approximate the previous years courses. The long race loop will be close to 4 miles and use some of the Timber Ridge groomed trail and some of the NMMBA groomed trail. Each race will have racers putting in as many laps as possible in 90 minutes for the Long race and 45 minutes for the Short's race. Come by the start/finish at 1:29:59, and you can keep going! Come by at 1:30:00, and you're done. Register by Valentine's Day to get a personalized race plate with your name!

Mar 14, 2020

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


Mar 14, 2020

Firetower Big M Fatbike Race

Big M National Forest, Manistee, MI

Fat bike loop for Beginner, Sport, open Classes.


Mar 15, 2020

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 21, 2020

Melting Mann

Marcellus, Michigan 49067

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


Mar 28, 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.


Apr 4, 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.

Apr 11, 2020

Hart Hills Gravel Road Race

Hart, MI

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


Apr 18, 2020


Hastings, Michigan

18, 32, 62, 100 mile options


Apr 25, 2020

Yankee Springs Time Trial

Yankee Springs Recreation Area, Hastings, MI

11 or 22 miles, 1-2 laps

May 2, 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


May 3, 2020

Fort Custer Stampede

Augusta, MI

(269) 352-6063

May 16, 2020

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 30, 2020

Mohican 100

Loudonville, OH

100mi & 100k


May 31, 2020

Hanson Hills Challenge MTB Race

Grayling, MI

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


May 31, 2020

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 6, 2020

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 13, 2020

Island Lake Challenge

Island Lake Recreation Area - Brighton, MI


Jun 20, 2020

Lumberjack 100

Manistee, Mi


Jun 27, 2020

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.


Jun 27, 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.


Jul 18, 2020

Lawless 50

15122 Monkey Run St, Jones, MI 49061

(574) 323-1110

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 16, 2020

Glacial Hills XC

Bellaire, Michigan

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 23, 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.


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 12, 2020

Addison Oaks XC

Addison Oaks Park, Leonard, MI

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 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 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


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 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!


Nov 7, 2020

Iceman Cometh Challenge

Kalkaska to Traverse City, MI

Point to point race approx 30 miles

Racing Links

Michigan Gravel Race Series