Ride The Highlander Saturday, August 26, 2017

2017 Race Info

Event Information

Ride “The Highlander” Mountain Bike Race is a real mountain bike race, on real mountain bike trails, created by real mountain bikers, for real mountain bikers. Don’t miss this opportunity to race on some of Northern Michigan’s most premiere mountain bike trails with some of the area’s top racers. Our 7-9 mile loop along with road rollout and singletrack return will take you through some of Northern Michigan’s most scenic and challenging trails. With natural features and man-made features this course will have it’s share of challenges for every style rider at every level. The “long” racer will consist of two laps around this gorgeous track and the “short” race will do one lap.

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Age Groups

Long Race Men 29 and Under

Long Race Men 30-39

Long Race Men 40-49

Long Race Men 50+

Long Race Women Under 35

Long Race Women 35+

Short Race Men 29 and Under

Short Race Men 30-39

Short Race Men 40-49

Short Race Men 50+

Short Race Women Under 35

Short Race Women 35+


Price Structure

Now until Jan 1st 2017: $35

Jan 1st – May 31st: $40

June 1st – July 31st: $45

August 1st – August 23rd: $50

Day of Registration: $55

Kids Race: Only day of: FREE 


The FREE kids race will be 4 different age breakdowns
1. Under 6: This will be a short course on pavement for kids with Striders, scooters, and training wheels and starts at 1:30 pm.
2. Under 11: This will consist of one lap around the Segway trail located at the baae of the ski hill and will be around 2-1/2 miles and starts at 2:02 pm.
3. Under 16: This will consist of two laps around the Segway trail located at the baae of the ski hill and will be around 5 miles long and starts at 2:00 PM
4. Short Youth Race (Over 16) This is one lap on the regular course just like the adults and will take place at the SAME TIME as the adult race

All youth races (under 16) are free but all racers must be registered,


Ride The Highlander Course Map

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course map 

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  1. David

    I received your FB message. I will talk this over with some guys here and see what we can swing. How many riders did you have last year? We don’t typically do financial sponsorship, but we might be able to do some product in exchange for some media. We might be interested in sending some guys up there to do some displaying if that is an option?

    1. Uli (Post author)

      Hello Dave,

      I think that would great.

      We had close to 100 racers last year resgistered and we
      are looking to double that this year.

      We are a fairly new race but we got great feedback from last years racers.

      The product exchange and display space at the event would be great.

      We will have a tent area set up and you would be more than welcome to take part in it.

      There is also a large beerfest happening on the same day in our area so bring you beer mugs:).

      Anything you could do to help us out would be great. We would love to have you on board as part of the team.

      Thanks again.

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