Whether you’re a road biker or a mountain biker there are a bunch of great events coming up in our own backyard. Since most of you probably missed out on the Lumberjack 100 at the Big M, you will have another chance to get you’re singletrack fix with the Big M Challenge coming up on July 28th.
On August 17th is the annual H.E.L.P. M.A.D. Ride. There are tons of different options with outstanding aid/rest stations along the way. The best part is that it supports a great cause.
Next on the calendar is the Big Bear Butt Cruise on August 24th. With a name like that how could you not participate in this inaugural road ride/race starting in Kaleva. There is a course distance to suit everyone.
It’s back to the Big M on September 28th for the 3rd annual Du North off-road duathlon. This is a run/bike/run event that can be done individually or as a team. Yes, a team, that means there are no excuses for missing this event. The course is challenging but the post race food and prizes make it well worth the effort.
The last race on the local calendar is the Singletrack Showdown. As the name implies, this is a mountain bike bike race……but with a twist. It starts in downtown Ludington and after a short jaunt on the pavement, winds through the School Forest singletrack and finishes up back downtown. Great fun. Great prizes. Great way to end the season. Bring your toe warmers because this years race is on November 30th.
Check out the Shoreline Cycling Club’s new DIRTroad publication for maps and other information on local road and mountain bike rides in our area.