Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race

Save the Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Race Divisions

Elite/Expert (30 Miles)
  • Elite Men Open
  • Elite Men Masters 40+
  • Expert Men Open
  • Expert 40+
  • Expert 50+
  • Expert 60+
  • Elite/Expert Women
  • Elite/Expert Single Speed/Fat Bike/Clydesdale - combined
Sport (20 Miles)
  • Sport 14 & Under
  • Sport 15-18
  • Sport 19-29
  • Sport 30-34
  • Sport 35-39
  • Sport 40-44
  • Sport 45-49
  • Sport 50-59
  • Sport 60-69
  • Sport 70+ Masters
  • FatBike Open
  • Clydesdale 200+ lbs
  • Sport/Beg. Single Speed
  • Sport Women 14 & under
  • Sport Women 15-18
  • Sport Women 19 - 39
  • Sport Women 40 & Over
Beginner (10 Miles)
  • Beginner Boys & Girls 10 & Under
  • Beginner Boys 11-14
  • Beginner Boys 15-18
  • Beginner Men 19-29
  • Beginner Men 30-39
  • Beginner Men 40-49
  • Beginner Men 50+ Masters
  • Beginner Clydesdale 200+ lbs
  • Beginner Girls 11-14
  • Beginner Girls 15-18
  • Beginner Women 19-39
  • Beginner Women 40+

Mid Michigan College Trail System

Visit Mid's Trail System page for maps and more information.


Online registration is AVAILABLE MAY 1 via BikeReg.

Sweat Shaker Registration 2019

May 1 - May 31 [Online ONLY] $35 All Divisions (Beginner and Sport 18 & Under $25/ Beginner 10 & Under: $15)

June 1 - June 24 [Online ONLY] $40 All Divisions (Beginner and Sport 18 & Under $30/ Beginner 10 & Under: $20)

Day of [Cash or Check ONLY] $50 All Divisions (Beginner and Sport 18 & Under $40/ Beginner 10 & Under: $30)

  • Your age division is based on your age as of December 31 of the current race year.
  • No license is required to participate.
  • Wearing a helmet is mandatory.
  • Day Of Registration is Cash/Check ONLY.
  • Spectators welcome free of charge.
  • eBikes / Battery Assisted Bikes are not allowed.

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

Race Day Schedule

8am-10:00am | Registration Open

10:15am | Racers Meeting at Start Line

10:30am | Wave Start - All Divisions

11:30am-1:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | Awards

Racers Receive

  • Lunch (Non-Racers Please Make A Donation)
  • One Prize Giveaway Entry
  • Elite/Expert Divisions = Cash Prizes & Medals
  • Sport/Beginner Divisions = Medals
Championship Points Series

About the Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race

The Sweat Shaker is part of the MMBA Championship Point Series, but 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.

The Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) promotes responsible mountain biking and works toward the goals of common land access and natural resource protection. The MMBA Championship Point Series (CPS) is Michigan’s premier grassroots racing series. The CPS race series attracts all levels of racers from the first-timer to national and world champions.

Visit the MMBA CPS website for more information and check out the rules.

Race Day Details


The race has an approximately 1/2 mile rollout. Beginner classes are one abbreviated lap - approximately 9 miles. Sport classes are 1 lap - 14 miles and Elite/Expert is 2 laps- 28 miles. Wave starts will begin promptly at 10:30am with Elite/Expert classes, immediately followed by Sport and Beginner classes.


Lunch will feature Subway Subs 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 1pm. Cash Payouts and Medals for Elite/Experts and Medals for Sport/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!


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 Community 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 the College.


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 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.


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

Sweat Shaker 2021 - RACE MAP

Sweat Shaker 2021 Race Map

Download Sweat Shaker 2021 Race Map (PDF)

Race Results

2021 RACE RESULTS | Event Photos (Facebook Album)








2012 RACE RESULTS (Sport/Beginner)

2012 RACE RESULTS (Expert/Elite)



*Note that the Soaker Series is a single lap race so the lap 1 and lap 2 columns are not actual times. The Total Time column reflects the true race time.

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