Save the Date | Saturday, April 20, 2024

Questions? Feedback? Contact Annette Sturdavant at or (989) 386-6651.

Registration is now available online via BikeReg.

Bike Reg Logo

Now - March 31 [Online ONLY] $35 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $15)

April 1 - April 21 [Online ONLY] $40 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $20)

Day Of [Cash or Check ONLY] $50 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $30)

  • Your age division is based on your age on race day.
  • 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.

8am - 10am Registration Open

10:20am Racers Meeting at Start Line

10:30am Wave Start - All Divisions

1pm Giveaways & Awards

Elite/Expert (24 Miles)

  • Elite Men Open
  • Elite Women
  • Expert Men 39 & Under
  • Expert Men 40-54
  • Expert Men 55 & Over
  • Expert Single Speed

Sport (16 Miles)

  • Sport Men 18 & Under
  • Sport Men 19-25
  • Sport Men 26-39
  • Sport Men 40-49
  • Sport Men 50-59
  • Sport Men 60 & Over
  • Sport Men Clydesdale
  • Sport Men Fat Bike
  • Sport Women - All ages
  • Sport Women Fat Bike

Beginner (8 Miles)

  • Beginner Men 19-29
  • Beginner Men 30-44
  • Beginner Men 45 & Over
  • Beginner Women 19-29
  • Beginner Women 30 & Over
  • Beginner Men & Women 18 & Under

  • One Prize Giveaway Entry
  • Elite/Expert Divisions: Cash Prizes & Medals
  • Sport Divisions: Cash Prizes & Medals
  • Beginner Divisions: Medals

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 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.


The race has an approximately 1/2 mile rollout which sets up the 8 miles of single track. Beginner is 8 miles, Sport is 16 miles and Elite/Expert is 24 miles. Wave starts will begin promptly at 10:30am with Elite/Expert, followed by Sport, and ending with Beginners.

Rust Shaker 2024 RACE MAP


NEW THIS YEAR! Food trucks 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 1pm. There will be 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!


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 all risks (contact with other participants, weather conditions, course conditions, 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.


From US-127 take the 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 available in front of the Poet Outdoor Education Center (follow the signs). You may park in any lot around campus. For safety reasons, if you plan to leave before the race is completed, please use the first parking lot when coming on campus and walk back to the Outdoor Education Center. The course crosses the drive and we have to ensure the safety of the racers.


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

Mid Michigan College Trail System

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

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