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Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Get involved and meet friends, support a friend who is racing, and support the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance, our charity partner. Volunteers receive a free race shirt and $15 off a future Michigan Adventure Racing event for themselves or an immediate family member.

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Please indicate your preferred roles when you sign up. If possible, select more than one in case your first choice is full. Contact us if you have a strong first choice, special skills to offer (e.g., CPR certified, amateur/HAM radio, etc.) or to learn more. Generally, pre-race roles will start around 7:00 am. In-race roles will start at 9:00 am. Non-clean-up roles will end around 1:15. Clean-up roles will probably end by 2:00 pm.

Race Day Set-Up
Aid Station on Course
Course monitor/”Crossing Guard”
Start/finish aid station, kids race help, etc.
Check-in Sat.
Post-Race Clean-Up
Course Sweeper (Bike)
Course Sweeper (Vehicle)
Trail Clean-Up

Schedule (tentative)

  • Check-in: 8:00-9:45 am (no Friday/early check-in), Deep Lake campground playground
  • 26-mile Start: 10:00 am (mass start or waves depending on number of racers), Deep Lake campground playground
  • 6-mile Beginner/Youth Start: 10:15ish, Deep Lake warm-up loop/mountain bike staging lot
  • 2-mile Kids Race and Push/Balance Bike Start: 10:25 & again 12:15ish, Deep Lake warm-up loop (so family members racing in the 26-mile race can finish and bike with/watch their kids)
  • 26-mile Awards: TBD, likely 1 hour after first finishers arrive
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