For those who said they'd never race. Never say never!!! You've been out riding and love being on the trail, but are still starting out. Let's keep this fun! 3-4 mile Beginner Course plus challenges, Race begins at 12:30 pm. Categories for 20 and under, 21-39, and 40+.
You love to ride and maybe even race from time to time. You have probably passed a guy in an Iceman Jersey and politely waved as you pedaled by. 6-8 miles plus challenges, race begins at 10:30 am. Categories for 20 and under, 21-39, and 40+
Chain lube is in your blood. Quite a few people have no idea what you look like without a bike helmet and dirt on your cheeks -- but you look like a total diva when covered with dirt. 12-16 miles plus challenges, race begins at 9 am.
All the Single Ladies
Deraileurs?! Who needs them?! Granny gear is just not in these ladies’ vocabulary. If you love the minimalist beauty of a single cog and a straight chain line, this category is for you. 6-8 miles plus challenges, race begins shortly after 10:30 am. Now put your hands up!
(Fat Bikes Only)
For those riders who are always prepared for whatever Michigan can throw at them. Your favorite way to ride is with tires 3.5" or wider. Want to know how to get ready for bikini season? Put a bikini on, duh! We all look great just the way we are and fat bikes should not be excluded from that mentality. 6-8 miles plus challenges, race begins shortly after 10:30 am.
Double Diva (Tandem)
Two divas on one bike?! We just don't know if we can handle this awesomeness! We salute those riders brave enough to cede complete control of steering to a friend :) Go tandems! 5-7 miles Plus challenges, race begins shortly after 10:30 am. Never raced tandem before? This is the race to borrow a bicycle built for two to check it out!
18-20 mileS - NO CHALLENGES
You've been to races and you've got the competitive drive to put yourself in the pain cave. You may have been to Skirts in the Dirt in the past and although you had fun at the challenges, you're looking for something more streamlined so that you can go go go! This category has a cash payout to the top 3 riders and bypasses all of the challenges. Unapologetically get after that trail, boss, and let 'er rip! Race begins at 2 pm.
Squirts in the Dirt
(Ages 12 and under)
Kids Under 12 race for free -- Bring the whole family!. This race will follow the 3-4 Never Ever! course. Riders will start shortly after the other Never Ever! racers at 12:30 pm.
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