Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race
Save the Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Elite/Expert (27 Miles)
- Elite Men Open
- Elite Women Open
- Expert Men 39 & Under
- Expert Men 40-54
- Expert Men 55 & Over
- Expert Men Clydesdale
- Expert Single Speed
Sport (18 Miles)
- Sport Men 18 & Under
- Sport Men 19-25
- Sport Men 26-39
- Sport Men 40-49
- Sport Men 50-59
- Sport Men 60-69
- Sport Men 70 & Over
- Sport Men Clydesdale
- Sport Men Fat Bike
- Sport Women 18 & Under
- Sport Women 19 -29
- Sport Women 30 & Over
- Sport Women Fat Bike
Beginner (9 Miles)
- Beginner Men 18 & Under
- Beginner Men 19-29
- Beginner Men 30 -69
- Beginner Men 70 & Over
- Beginner Women 18 & Under
- Beginner Women 19-29
- Beginner Women 30 & Over
- Kids Race (FREE)
Mid Michigan College Trail System
Visit Mid's Trail System page for maps and more information.
Online registration is OPEN NOW via BikeReg.
March 1 - May 31 [Online ONLY] $35 All Divisions (Beginner and Sport 18 & Under $25)
June 1 - June 23 [Online ONLY] $40 All Divisions (Beginner and Sport 18 & Under $30)
Day of [Cash or Check ONLY] $50 All Divisions (Beginner and Sport 18 & Under $40)
- 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 email@example.com or (989) 386-6651.
Race Day Schedule
8am-10am | Registration Open
10:15am | Racers Meeting at Start Line
10:30am | Wave Start - All Divisions
Noon -1:30pm | Lunch
1:30pm | Awards
- One Prize Giveaway Entry
- Elite/Expert Divisions = Cash Prizes & Medals
- Sport/Beginner Divisions = Medals
About the Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race
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 of 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 race has an approximately 1/2 mile rollout. Beginner classes are one abbreviated lap - approximately 9 miles. Sport classes are 1 lap - 18 miles and Elite/Expert is 2 laps- 27 miles. Wave starts will begin promptly at 10:30am with Elite/Expert classes, immediately followed by Sport and Beginner classes.
LUNCH, AWARDS & PRIZE GIVEAWAYS
NEW THIS YEAR! Food truck(s) will be on-site for everyone to enjoy. The award ceremony will take place outside the Poet Outdoor Education Center, feel free to bring lawn chairs if desired. Awards for all divisions will be held at approximately 1:30 pm. There will be 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.
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 is free. Parking will be available at the Outdoor Education Center and in nearby parking lots (look for the signs). Parking in nearby parking lots is ideal if you plan on leaving the event before the race concludes. You can 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
2022 Sweatshaker 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.