2022 Fort Custer Stampede

Fort Custer Stampede – Presented by Maple Hill Auto Group (Sunday, May 15th)

An awesome Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association (SWMMBA) event. Your entry fees assist SWMMBA in building and maintaining our amazing trails in southwest Michigan, including Maple Hill, Fort Custer Recreation Area, and the Warnaar Trail in Three Rivers.

A huge thanks to our title sponsor Maple Hill Auto Group. They are a continued supporter of this race and mountain biking in the area. Please think of them next time you’re shopping for a new or used automobile. And every time you ride the Maple Hill Trail 😉

We’d also like to thank these sponsors.


BikeReg Page

Day of registration is available during Packet/Swag Pick-up!
Saturday, from 4 – 6 pm at Eagle Lake Pavilion
Sunday, starting at 8:30 am and will continue until 15 minutes before each race.

Day of Registration – $50
15-18 Sport Boys & Girls – $40
11-14 Beginner Boys & Girls – $20
10 & Under Beginner Boys & Girls – $10
Kids Race – FREE
Cash or card accepted, exact change would be appreciated.

Know someone who’d like to volunteer for race day? They can do so here: https://volunteersignup.org/KYM77 (volunteers get a free custom colored race shirt and our endless gratitude.)

Race Waves and Starting Times
See BikeReg for your wave and starting time: https://www.bikereg.com/26th-fort-custer-stampede-swmmba-2022

Parking is available onsite in the upper and lower Eagle Lake Parking lots. A Michigan Recreation Passport is required to enter Fort Custer.

To reserve a campsite, please call Michigan State Park Reservations, 800-543-2937, or make online reservations at http://www.midnrreservations.com/SearchPark.aspx.

Course Map

2022 Course Map

​Course Files



Kids Course – You are welcome to follow along on foot to supervise your little shredder.

The course will be marked Saturday afternoon prior to the event.

Epic Race Timing will provide timing and scoring for this event in 2022.

******NEWS FLASH******

  • $250 cash for Elite Mens Open Class winner
  • $250 cash for Elite Ladies Open Class winner
  • $50 cash for Fat Bike Elite/Expert Open Class winner
  • $50 cash for Fat Bike Sport/Beginner Open Class winner

Special Kids Race – Sponsored by Meijer

Separate short racecourse (see above.) You are welcome to follow along on foot to supervise your little shredder.
Sign up for free using the BikeReg link above.

We are excited to announce that our good friends at Open Roads Bike Program are going to be a part of the Fort Custer Stampede this year!

They will be bringing some stands and tools for neutral support, plus there is a rumor they will have some activities for kids as well.

Packet/Swag Pick-up
Saturday, from 4 – 6 pm at Eagle Lake Pavilion
Sunday, registration starts at 8:30 am and will continue until 15 minutes before each race.

Team Tents
Team tents are allowed while space is available. Please place your team tent across from the pavilion in the yellow area shown.

Place team tents in the yellow area.

Food – Provided and grilled by Mike’s Team Active Bikes

Grilled food will be provided for racers and volunteers. Remember to support the shops that support us.

Post Race Refreshments – Beer garden supported by Pedal Bicycles

There will be 1 FREE beer token for each racer, please have your ID & make sure you get your wristband at registration. Wrist bands WILL NOT be issued after your race. We will also have a selection of NA craft brews and sparkling water. Remember to support the shops that support us.

You know you want one!  Super soft and stylish, proudly display the Stampede logo! See our Stampede custom artwork, these short-sleeved t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available for purchase for pre-order only (ok, there might be a few at the race too). See details for logo and color.

Support SWMMBA and your local chapter.
Remember, trails don’t build themselves!

Sponsor Links

Title Sponsor

Maple Hill Auto Group
– Visit a Maple Hill Auto car dealership and test drive a new or used Subaru, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Audi or Volvo in Kalamazoo. Maple Hill Trail Sponsor. – https://www.maplehillauto.com/

Beer Garden Sponsor

Pedal Bicycles
  – Pedal is a full-service bike shop servicing all brands of bikes and proudly selling new Trek, Specialized, Kona, Santa Cruz, and more. – https://www.pedalbicycle.com/

Food Sponsor
Mike’s Team Active Bikes – Michigan’s largest bike store located in Battle Creek. They sell a variety of bikes and accessories and do repairs and tune-ups. – https://www.teamactive.com/

Kids Race Sponsor
Meijer – Founded in 1934 as a supermarket chain, Meijer is credited with pioneering the modern supercenter concept in 1962. – https://www.meijer.com/

Gold Level Sponsors
Victory 4×4 – Offering quality steel and aluminum goods for Toyota and Lexus 4x4s, proudly made in Portage, MI – https://www.victory4x4.com/

Special-Lite – Provides beautiful and resilient entryway systems for commercial applications – https://special-lite.com/

Raymond James – A diversified financial services firm, focused on providing trusted advice and tailored, sophisticated solutions for individuals and institutions. – https://www.raymondjames.com/

Open Roads – Open Roads is a youth development program in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They provide job skill training, apprenticeships, bike repair services, and more to youth in the Kalamazoo community. – https://www.openroadsbike.org/