Bike: 11mi or 18mi or 36mi.
Fat Bike, road gravel bike, mountain bike, all are welcome with races in each division.
This is not your typical flat ride along with farms on a dirt road course. This is what you have been waiting for, something to get the competitive juices flowing, incredible scenery, heart-pumping climbs, with smile ear to ear descents. We have been running and riding back on these roads for years and thought it was time to showcase this great section of Oakland county.
Starting and finishing from the beach at Holly Recreation area you will have a climb right out of the gate to get up from the beach. A short single track section to get you out on the roads. If the climb does not thin out the field, this 800m section will. Then from that point you are out on the gravel roads. Not an abundance of homes out here as they are on several acre lots. Pretty much the entire course is tree lined with state forest lands in several sections. After completing either your mini loop for the short course, one loop for middle or long course two loops. You will head back to the beach at Holly recreation via a 1200m park paved road and after all that gravel road climbing there will not be much pedaling as it is a downhill finish.
Your course will be marked with signs, cones, weather permitting chalk as well as course volunteers. The bike course coordinator will be monitoring the course as well with air and tools on board. If you do need mechanical assistance flag him down and he will provide if needed, or if you require to be taken back in.