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2018 Bear Claw Epic


It's back! The Bear Claw Epic has become a mainstay of the Northern Michigan race calendar. Don't miss a fast, challenging race for beginners and pros on the Cadillac Pathways. Proceeds go right back to the maintenance of the trail system, which is also groomed during the winter! 

Expect an 8-mile loop with rolling hills and many passing opportunities to keep the race wide-open. 

For more information, check out the BCE website or contact us for details! 

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10:00 AM10:00

2018 Glacial Hills Challenge


The second race of the NMMBA Trail Series, the Glacial Hills Challenge highlights the fun and challenging trail system in Bellaire, Michigan! Fun Promotions hosts another edition of this classic race on Sunday, August 19. 

A portion of the proceeds goes to the Friends of Glacial Hills and our efforts to maintain our world-class network of non-motorized recreation trails! Plan your trip for Saturday's Short Enduro race at Shanty Creek, make a stop at Short's Brewing, and be ready for the main event to cap off a fun weekend in Northern Michigan. 

More details, as well as registration information, available here. 

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9:00 AM09:00

2018 Traverse City Trails Festival present by Short's Brewing Company


Let's celebrate our trails! NMMBA is partnering with Short's Brewing Co. to bring highlight the trails of the Pere Marquette Forest in Traverse City, Michigan. With the start and finish at Ranch Rudolf, we have a day to bring the community together, ride, and relax afterwards. 

TCTF offers a 40 mile race, a 40 mile tour, a 25 mile race, and a 25 mile tour. It's the same route that's expertly marked, with well-placed aid stations along the way. You can hop in to race, or take the ride at your own pace with friends on a self-supported adventure! There's even a 15 mile short cut off the 25 mile route, in case you want to get back to the beer quicker! 

Proceeds from TCTF will go to NMMBA's trail building efforts, including projects like Summer and Winter trail building, trail events, and trail advocacy. 

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2018 Vasa Fat Bike Race


Again this year, the North American Vasa Fat Bike Races will be part of the Short's Brewing Company Fat Bike Race Series. 

There will be two fat bike race distances, the 42km Grand Fat, and the 18km Short's-N-Fat. The courses will highlight the beauty of the Vasa Pathway, Riley's loop, Timber Ridge and the new Winter Sports Single Track.   Helmets are required.  Tires must be a minimum of 3.7 inches wide.

For more info, head here. 

To register for the 42k or 24k Fat Bike races, head here. 

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