FAQ

Q:  When is the race?

A:  Always the first Saturday in October.  This years event is October 3rd, 2015.

Q:   Where is the event?

A:  The start and finish are both at Rotary Park in Boyne City.

Q:  How do I register?

A:  You can register at Zap Event

Q:  I need to edit my entry; my name is spelled wrong.

A:  e-mail us at paul@michiganmountainmayhem.com and we will fix it.

Q:  Is there a rider limit?

A:  Yes.  The ride is limited to 2,000 riders.

Q:  If the race doesn’t sell out will you be open for day of registration?

A:  No. The food and support is based from registration and we need to know how many people to feed prior to the ride.

Q:  What is the refund policy?

A:  No refunds of any kind will be allowed, although you can transfer your entry for $10 to another rider.

Q:  I need to transfer my entry to someone?

A:  Contact us for a transfer form.

Q:  Can I switch routes after I have registered?

A:  Yes, email paul@michiganmountainmayhem.com and we will switch routes for you.  This must be done before September 20th.

Q:  Where do I park?

A:  Limited parking is available at Rotary Park and you may also park on most of the side streets.

Q:  When is packet pick-up?

A:  Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Q:  Where is packet pick -up?

A:  Rotary Park

Q:  Can I have someone pick up my packet for me?

A:  Yes.  They must make sure they get ALL of your purchased merchandise too.

Q:  How is the race timed?

A:  The race will be timed by disposable number plate chips.  Start times will be based off of your wave start time.

Q:  Can I start in my freinds wave?

A:  No.  Starting in the wrong wave will result in disqualification!

Q:  When does the ride start?

A: 10:00 all 60 mile racers will start, 10:15 all 45 mile racers will start, 10:30 all 20 mile racers will start. You must start in the correct wave or you will be disqualified.

 

Q:  What kinds of bike should I use?

A:  A cycle cross bike would be best, but most people will ride mountain bikes.

Q:  What tire should I use?

A:  700 × 32 cyclocross tires with a low tread or 29 × 1.9  tire on mountain bikes.

Q:  What is offered at the aid stations?

A:  Water, Hammer Heed sports drink, Hammer Gels, and some fruit.

Q:  Should I bring my family?

A:  Yes.  There will be areas for spectators around the course.

Q:  What if we have a storm?

A:  The race runs rain, shine or snow. 🙂

Q:  I know it takes a ton of volunteers to put on a race, can I volunteer my time?

A:  Yes.  We might have need for your help, so please e-mail us.

Q:  When is next year’s event?

A:  The Gravel Grinder is always the first Saturday in October.