July 1st 2020 We will NOT be able offer the race for 2020 due to a community decision to avoid the large groups in Bellaire. I am VERY sorry out of my hands now. This is a funds raising event for the trail system IF you would like to Donate your entry fee WE will Donate 100% of all money to the trail.....OR we are happy to offer you a refund.

Short's Glacial Hills Challenge - Mountain Bike Race Presented by Shanty Creek Resorts
Sunday Aug 16th 2020 - Cancelled

Race Location:
Glacial Hills Trailhead Finish Downtown in Bellaire, Michigan
Race Start & Event parking @ Bellaire John R Rodger Elementary

Event Description: Cross Country MTB race MMBA CPS Points Series race **New event format + clockwise again this year!

11am Start time Event format change riding Counter Clockwise plus We are using the inter and outer loops this year.
All Elite & Experts will race the Inter/Outer loop then repeat the Outer loop then head Downtown to the finish for 31 total miles
Sport Classes will race the Inter/Outer loop then head Downtown to the finish 23 Miles
Beginners will race the Inter loop only then head Downtown to the finish for a 11 mile race - clockwise this year!

Time Schedule: Saturday Aug 15th evening rider check in and registration at Shanty Creek resort 5-8pm  in the Main lobby.
5pm-8pm Short's Glacial Hills Challange @ Shanty Creek Resort - packet pick up/racer check in

Sunday Aug 16th 2020
8:30am - 10:30am Late Registration and Pre-Registration # Pickup at John R Rodger Elementary 6535 John R Rodger Rd School parking Lot
Race Start & Event parking @ Bellaire John R Rodger Elementary 6535 John R Rodger Rd
11:00am Cross Country Race Elite & Expert classes 1.5 laps
11:10am Cross Country Race Sport classes 1 full lap
11:25am Cross Country Race Beginner classes 1/2 lap
2:00pm King Orchards Kids Races - Awards to all
2:30pm Awards for Sport & Beginner races

Required Equipment:
No License Required, Approved Helmet, Bicycle in proper working order, Lap counting ability and a Competitive spirit

General Information: For 2020 we will be racing Counter Clockwise from Orchard Hills lot enter and make all Left turns!
Race Start & Event parking @ Bellaire John R Rodger Elementary 6535 John R Rodger Rd 1 race start 11am all classes at 1 min intervals.
$cash in Purses - $50% Payback for Both men's and women's elite and $25% for all Expert classes!
King Orchards Kids races with Awards to all young riders!
Over 100 awards, Prize Drawings for all participants! Ideal Family fun, Spectators welcome free of charge.
Your best 5 races count for the 2018 MMBA CPS cross country race series!

Event Sponsors: Short's Brewing Company, Shanty Creek Resorts, Paddles & Pedals, King Orchards, Maxima racing oils, Muc-Off, Gordon Water, Vie-13, & Velocity USA

Contact & Additional Information:
Fun Promotions LLC 616-453-4245
Paddles & Pedals 231-533-4449
the official lodging partner is Shanty Creek Resorts - 800-678-4111 Special lodging rates mention "Short's Glacial Hills MTB Race"

This is a fund raising event for Friends of Glacial Hills, a portion of race sponsorships +
a donation of $5.00 per racer support this great trail system. - Fun Promotions LLC

Event Fees: Add $5 for day of race registrations

14 & Under Beg. & Kids races $10.00
Sport & Beginner Classes $35.00
Expert & Elite Classes $40.00

race age as of 12-31-2020

On-Line Registration - Click Here

Elite & Expert race 11:00am race start
Elite Men - $ to top 3-5
Elite men Masters 40+ - $ to top 3-5
Elite/Expert Women - $ to top 3-5
Expert Open - $ to top 3
Expert 40+ - $ to top 3
Expert 50+ - $ to top 3
Expert 60+ - $ to top 3
Elite/expert Single Speed/FatBike/Clydesdale $ to top 3

Start at 11:10am after the expert/elite racers
SPORT Mens Classes 19-29
Sport 30-34
Sport 35-39
Sport 40-44
Sport 45-49
Sport women 14 & under
Sport Women 15 - 18
Sport Women 39 & Under
Sport Women 40 & Over
Sport 14 & under
Sport Men 15-18
Sport 50-59
Sport 60-69
Sport 70+ Masters
FatBike Open
Sport Clydesdale 200+ lbs
Sport/Beg. Single Speed

Beginner classes race start 11:25am Awards to top 3 - All Beg classes
10 & Under Boys & Girls
Women 11 - 14
11-14 Boys
Women 15-18
Womens 19-39
Women 40 & Over
Men 15-18
50+ Masters
Beg. Clydesdale 200+ lbs

King Orchards Kids races Street Sprints - 2:00pm Strider 2-5 year olds, 6 & Under and 7-12 Awards to all!
NO REFUNDS Transfers allowed $5 to make a class/human change...made day of race only!!

race age as of 12-31-2020 Fun Promotions LLC Grand Rapids, Mich