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2023 Bear Claw Epic: Register Today!

Cody Sovis | Published on 5/7/2023

This weekend, the Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike race returns after a short hiatus. The BCE put the Cadillac Pathway on the map, reinvigorating a trail system that’s flown under the radar for decades.


Events like these are crucial for introducing riders to the trail system and the cycling community. Be a part of it!


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The 2023 Bear Claw Epic Events


Race day kicks off at 9am with the Elite, Expert and Sport races. The 7ish mile lap includes plenty of short, sharp climbs and spiraling singletrack. One of the perks of the Pathway is that there are always places to pass, with singletrack sections rarely longer than two or three minutes at a stretch.


The Elite races will take on four full laps for a total of 28 miles, putting it on par with the Iceman Cometh challenge in terms of distance. Both Expert and Sport are slated for 21 miles.


The Intermediate and Beginner races roll out at 11:35am with 14 miles and 7 miles on the docket, respectively.


Supporting the Pathway

The Cadillac Pathway offers invaluable outdoor recreation for the Cadillac area. Featuring a network of mountain bike, hiking and running trails all summer and immaculately groomed winter trails, the Pathway has become the home of non-motorized sports in the region.


Can’t make the race? Consider making a donation!