Don’t miss Mid’s 2024 Rust Shaker Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, April 20, 2024! 

Come and enjoy one of Michigan’s best mountain bike trails on the Harrison Campus of Mid Michigan 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 trails, with a couple of short sections of hilly two tracks.  This course will be challenging and fun for all racers.

A portion of the proceeds from the Rust Shaker goes towards Mid Trail Maintenance.


The race has an approximately 1/2 mile rollout which sets up the 8 miles of single track. Beginner is one lap-8 miles. Sport is two laps-16 miles and Elite/Expert is three laps-24 miles. Wave starts will begin promptly at 10:30 AM with Elite/Expert, followed by Sport, and ending with Beginners.


8AM-10AM: Registration Open

10:20 AM: Racers Meeting at Start Line

10:30 AM: Wave Start – All Divisions

1:00 PM: Awards & Giveaways


  • January 12 – March 31 [Online Only]
    • $35 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $15)
  • April 1 – April 20 [Online Only]
    • $40 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $20)
  • Day of [Cash or Check ONLY]
    • $50 All Divisions (Beginner 18 & Under: $30)
  • Online registration closes at noon on April 18!
    • We are happy to accept registrations on the day of the race.
    • Sorry, no refunds!


The award ceremony will take place outside the Poet Outdoor Education Center, feel free to bring lawn chairs if desired.  Awards for all divisions will be held at approximately 1:00 PM. There will be Cash Payouts and Medals for Elite/Experts and Sport Divisions and Medals for Beginners.

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!

Water will be provided – alcoholic beverages are not allowed on campus.


  • One Prize Giveaway Entry
  • Elite/Expert Divisions: Cash Prizes & Medals
  • Sport Divisions: Cash Prizes & Medals
  • Beginner Divisions: Medals

Must be present to win.

REMEMBER… Mid 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 College, Mid 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 all risks (contact with other participants, weather conditions, course conditions, 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 Mid.


From US-127 take the Mannsiding Road exit. Go east on Mannsiding Road, turn left at Clare Avenue (stop sign) and continue 1/2 mile straight to Mid’s Main Entrance on Clare Avenue (first right).


Parking is available in front of the Poet Outdoor Education Center (follow the signs). You may park in any lot around campus. For safety reasons, if you plan to leave before the race is completed, please use the first parking lot when coming on campus and walk back to the Outdoor Education Center. The course crosses the drive and we have to ensure the safety of the racers.


Clare County Convention & Visitors Bureau Website (800) 715-3550


Visit for more information.


1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625

Mid Michigan College

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