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2016 Fort Custer Stampede

Sunday, May 1st, 2016


Registration open until April 29, 10:00 pm.  https://www.bikereg.com/22nd-fort-custer-stampede-swmmba


Race will be starting at Eagle Lake! Elite/Experts will be utilizing a combination of the red and green loops. The mileage will be about 13.5 per lap. Elite racers will do 3 laps, Expert racers will do 2 laps. Sport and Beginner will also use a combination of the Red and Green loops, but their race course will not be as long per lap as the Elite/Experts. Sports will do 2 laps and Beginners will do 1 lap. The mileage will be about 8.5.

The 2015 racecourse is designed to challenge your riding skills and yet bow toward safety in some areas. CAMEL HUMPS Expert and elite riders will ride the Camel Humps at a speed slow enough pass without incident. DEMON DROP All racers will bypass the Demon Drop. PUCKER GULLY All riders will bypass Pucker Gully drop-ins after riding around the Frog Pond. The 13.5 mile measure of elite expert laps included Sleepy Holler and Deliverance.  There will be plenty of opportunities for passing in the open sections between singletrack.  The course is fast rain or shine.  You will not find a finer mountain bike facility in the area!!!!


The Fort Custer Stampede is trail benefit mountain bike race that assists our organization in raising the necessary funding to maintain the trail system at Fort Custer. It allows us to provide the necessary materials to keep Fort Custer one of the top destinations to ride.

  • Trail Equipment: provide the necessary equipment for trimming and excavating.
  • Equipment Maintenance: keeping our equipment in working order to make us efficient at our jobs.
  • Trail Development: we are always making alterations to trails to keep them great.
  • Trail Materials: get the necessary materials to keep the trails in tip top shape for great riding.

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The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is a nonprofit mountain bike group with a mission of building
bike facilities and constructing sustainable trails to inspire people to actively explore the outdoors by bicycle.
SWMMBA members have dedicated thousands of volunteer hours toward accomplishing this mission. SWMMBA
was founded in 1993 as a chapter of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) and currently operates as a
chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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April 19th
Time - 6:00 pm meeting

Kalamazoo RESA
1819 East Milham Avenue, Portage, MI 49002

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