Sasquatch Gravel Chase – West Branch, Michigan
Sponsored by the MidMichigan Health Foundation
We are excited to bring you this USA Cycling sanctioned race to the West Branch community. This gravel race will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Take yourself off the grid into the land of the Sasquatch. Nestled in the heart of Ogemaw Hills, breathe in the northern Michigan air as the gravel grinds beneath you. Rise to the ultimate challenge of the unforgiving hills of Fairview Road. Don’t let the dirt defeat you as this course does not disappoint! As the miles progress, so does the elevation.
Gravel Race features 18 mile and 40 mile routes with challenging hills.
Fees: *Early Bird Registration - $50/rider (May 1 - June 30), $65/rider (July 1 - Aug. 1). Online registration closes on August 1st at 5:00 p.m. EST. No race day registrations accepted. There is no USAC rider license fee required.
Race Day Schedule
- 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Contactless Packet Pick-up
- 9 a.m. - 40 Mile Race Starts
- 9:10 a.m. - 18 Mile Race Starts
- Noon - 2 p.m. - Team Hodges Tailgate
- 2 p.m. - Award Ceremony
- 18 Mile, 18 Mile Fat Tire
- 40 Mile, 40 Mile Fat Tire
Age Groups: 15 and under; 16-20; 21-25; 26-30; 31-35; 36-40; 41-45; 46-50; 51-54; 55+
- Fat Bike
Race Start Location
Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club
2846 N. Fairview Road
West Branch, MI 48661
Race Maps & Video
- 40 mile - Top 3 men overall, Top 3 women overall, Top 3 Fat Tires (split $300)
- 18 mile - Top 3 men overall, Top 3 women overall, Top 3 Fat Tires (split $150)
*Note: total disclosed cash payouts subject to minimum of 100 total paid entries
Age Groups: Race medal for each age group winner 15 and under; 16-20; 21-25; 26-30; 31-35; 36-40; 41-45; 46-50; 51-54; 55+ Age groups apply to both routes; Age group awards are to age group winners
- G's Pizzeria
- Griffin Beverage Company
- Harborside Cycle & Sport
- Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club
- Patrick Morse, M.D.
- Team Hodges
Limit of 300 riders. The Chief Referee reserves the right to shorten races, combine fields, adjust starting times and distances or cancel the race due to dangerous conditions or hazardous weather. Race runs rain or shine. Entries are non-refundable. Helmets mandatory for all races. All appropriate race support and safety measures will be in place. USAC Permit #5596-3747