Rust Shaker Mountain Bike Race

Rust Shaker Mountain Bike Race

SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018!

Race Divisions

2018 Divisions are listed below.

Elite/Expert (26 Miles)

  • Elite Men
  • Elite Women
  • Elite Men's Fat Bike
  • Elite Women's Fat Bike
  • Expert Men 39 & Under
  • Expert Men 40-54
  • Expert Men 55 & Over

Sport (13 Miles)

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

Beginner (9 Miles)

  • Beginner Men 19 & Over
  • Beginner Women 19 & Over
  • Beginner Men & Women 18 & Under

Sponsor Rust Shaker

Sponsoring this event allows you to give back while putting your business front and center. There are various sponsorship levels available to fit any budget.

Interested in being an event sponsor? Contact Matt Miller at or (989) 386-6600.

Thank you all for a great 2017 Rust Shaker! A record 168 racers competed hailing from all corners of the state with the youngest racer being 12 years of age and the oldest an inspiring 70 years of age. Race sponsors included the MMCC Foundation, Ray’s Bike Shop (Clare), and Levitt Law Firm (Mt. Pleasant). Proceeds from the race benefit student scholarships and trail maintenance. See you all next year!


Online registration will be available via BikeReg.

Bike Reg for Rust Shaker

Now - March 31 [Online ONLY] $30 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $10)

April 1 - April 25 [Online ONLY] $35 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $15)

Day Of [Cash or Check ONLY] $45 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $25)

  • 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.

Questions? Feedback? Contact Stacy Carlstrom at or (989) 386-6651.

Race Day Schedule

8AM - 10AM Registration Open

10:20AM Racers Meeting at Start Line

10:30AM Wave Start - All Divisions

12:30PM Lunch, Giveaways & Awards

Racers Receive

  • Hungry Howies Pizza Lunch (Non-Racers Please Make A Donation)
  • One Prize Giveaway Entry
  • Elite/Expert Divisions = Cash Prizes
  • Sport Divisions = Cash Prizes
  • Beginner Divisions = Prizes

Race Materials

2018 Race Map - COMING SOON!

2018 Facebook Event

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 Community 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 MMCC student scholarships and trail maintenance.

Race Day Details


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 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!


MMCC 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, MMCC 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 MMCC.


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 MMCC'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

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