Black Chili XC
The Black Chili XC is a modern multi-lap cross country mountain bike race, where spectators will have a front row seat to all of the sizzling action! Riders will complete multiple laps of a 3.6 mile course on Mt. Holiday. There will be single track, loose gravel road, and a variety of terrain to tackle that will include plenty of climbing and descending, with open sections for passing safely. Along with two Feed Zones for grabbing a bottle or fixing a tire.
Elite ~ 4 laps
Expert ~ 3 laps
Sport/Junior ~ 2 laps
The Dirty Des X The Dirty Des Uno
Choose either the full three lap dirt and vert race for the big lugs and the running brave hearts. Or one lap of the full Dirty Des course for a taste of the dirty, gravel and forest trails. In the midst of turning Fall leaves and a view of Lake Michigan. The Dirty Des course is a true multi-terrain course designed for runners, and encompassed in the woods of Mt. Holiday. The Dirty Des course is 2.5 miles long, with 420' of gain. Spectators and fan clubs will be at the center of the action from the start/finish line and able to view almost a mile of each lap without having to move. A unique twist on running pursuit and adventure, co-hosted with Boston marathon champion, Des Linden.
A 50 mile multi-terrain course that brings out the best of Northern Michigan. Combining pavement, gravel, single track, and dirt road sectors sure to give riders an adventure within a race. Under numerous tunnels of color changing trees.
Enjoy the waffle gorging before your race, a neutral rollout, and two Feed Zones on course. Although this course will be well marked, we still recommend you download the map to your device.
Hell of the Great Lakes
Belgian Waffle Ride Michigan
Created as an extremely challenging race in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, the BWR, is a truly unique series of races in North America. There will be two distances on offer in Michigan; the longer Waffle Ride, 135 miles, and the 72 mile Wafer Ride for those looking to get a taste of the glory without the full-time training commitment the full Waffle requires.
6 - 10 year olds
Green Chili Super Junior
The Green Chili Super Junior will give young riders a taste of multi-lap racing. Each rider will complete 4 x 1/2 mile laps of mountain biking fun. The course will wrap around the venue on a wide two-track trail with approximately 30' of climbing per lap. Properly fitted helmet and closed toed shoes are requried. Register at the event!
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2-5 year olds
Orange Pepper Push-Biker
A fun event for 2-5 year olds to participate in the action! Push bikes and strider bikes are specially designed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordinator BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows even the youngest children to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills.
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