The Michigan Mountain Mayhem (MMM) is a series of cycling events held in Northern Michigan. Although they do offer shorter routes so most everyone can enjoy them, either of the two willl likely be the hardest ride you ever attempt.
The Spring Classic is always held on the third Saturday of June and is limited to 1,500 riders. It is a road bike event and is a timed challenge ride on the toughest terrain Michigan has to offer and will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in.
Four routes to choose from: a 50K teaser, a 100K metric century, a 160K, (100 mile century), and for those who dare… a 200K double metric with almost 10,000 feet of climbing!
The Gravel Grinder will be a gravel road race like nothing you could have imagined. It will always be the first Saturday in October and is limited to 2000 riders.
The Gravel Grinder is essentially three races in one. The 18 mile race is flat and easy, a great race for beginners or even the kids in the family. The 40 mile race is a gravel race best suited for Cross bikes. The seasonal roads have been removed for this route. Expect lots of fast gravel mixed with some tough climbs. The 60 mile race is for the person who wants a true challenge. You get five monster climbs, lots of fast gravel roads, multiple sections of tough seasonal roads which have sand, mud and rocks and also a white nuckle descent. Whatever bike/tire you choose it will be the wrong one at some point. This route will test your mental sanity.
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