Rust Shaker Mountain Bike Race

regarding the race for 2021:

The 2021 Rust Shaker Race series has been canceled this year due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19 and safety concerns for the race staff and participants. Plans are in the works for the race's return in 2022!

Questions? Feedback? Contact Annette Sturdavant at asturdavant@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6651.


About the Rust Shaker Mountain Bike Race

The Rust Shaker Mountain Bike Race features divisions for every ability level. Come out and enjoy one of Michigan's best mountain bike trails on the Harrison Campus of Mid Michigan College. It's set in a beautiful forest with massive trees and rolling hills. This trail sports some long, gentle climbs (a few not so gentle) and holds up well to rain. A nice combination of mostly fast flowing trails, some tighter technical areas and a couple short sections of hilly two tracks. This course will be challenging and fun for all racers.


Proceeds benefit the maintenance and improvement of Mid’s recreational facilities.

Race Day Details

THE COURSE

The race has an approximately 1/2 mile rollout which sets up the 9 miles of single track. Beginner is 9 miles, Sport is 13 miles and Elite/Expert is 26 miles. Wave starts will begin promptly at 10:30AM with Elite/Expert, followed by Sport and ending with Beginners.

LUNCH, AWARDS & PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

Lunch will feature Hungry Howies Pizza and is complimentary for registered racers. Non-racers may also enjoy lunch, but will be asked to make a donation. Lunch and Awards for all divisions will be held at approximately 1:00PM. Cash Payouts and Medals for Elite/Experts and Sport Divisions and Medals for Beginners. Water will be provided - alcoholic beverages are not allowed on campus. Plus, don't miss your chance to win great swag from our sponsors - must be present to win. Simply check your ticket against the posted winning tickets and claim your prize!

REMEMBER...

Mid is an alcohol and tobacco free campus. Registered racers must comply with the following waiver: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I for myself, my executors, administrators and assignees, do hereby release and discharge Mid Michigan College, Mid employees and any other sponsors, for all claims of damages or actions whatsoever in any manner arising or growing out of my participation, or which may arise out of traveling to and returning from said athletic event. I attest and verify that I fully acknowledge of all risks (contact with other participants, weather conditions, course condition, etc.) involved in this event and I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event. Please note that by registering as a participant, you are allowing our photographers and/or the general media the right to photograph you and use the photos for promotional purposes deemed appropriate by Mid.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS

From US-127 take Mannsiding Road exit. Go east on Mannsiding Road, turn left at Clare Avenue (stop sign) and continue 1/2 mile straight to Mid's Main Entrance on Clare Avenue (first right).

PARKING

Parking is free. Parking will be available on the front lawn (look for the signs on your right). Front Lawn Parking is ideal - especially if you plan on leaving the event before the race concludes. You can also park in the main lot and if the main lot is full, please continue on the main drive for additional parking. If you park in a lot and leave before the conclusion of the race you may be delayed as the course crosses the drive and we have to ensure the safety of the racers.

AREA LODGING

Clare County Convention & Visitors Bureau Website (800) 715-3550

 
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