Fort Custer Stampede 2017

The Stampede is a mountain bike race that is facilitated by the SWMMBA. This event allows us to maintain the exciting and unique trails that Fort Custer is known for. This will be the 23rd Annual race held by the SWMMBA.

Click here to see the 2017 RACE COURSES

WSI Cycling and the Trek Store of Battle Creek (formerly Team Active) will be cooking food for donations to Dan’s “Wacky Riders”. “Wacky Riders” is a work-based vocational program at Gull Lake High School.  We work with 9th-12th graders building communication and problem solving skills using bicycle repair.  Students complete required safety training before participating in labs where repair needs are identified, resources are investigated, potential solutions are considered and students work together to solve the issue.

The 2017 Fort Custer Stampede racecourse will be run in a clockwise direction this year. The Expert and Elite course will include the Amusement Park (ridden in the usual direction) and Crazy Beaver (ridden in reverse direction). This course is about 13.5 miles per lap for Expert and Elite. Experts will ride 2 laps, Elite will ride 3 laps. Beginners and Sport will skip the Amusement Park and Crazy Beaver and is about 10 miles in length. Beginners will ride 1 lap, Sport will ride 2 laps.

All riders will skip the planked section of the Gullies on the Green Loop. Granny’s will also be modified. Course will not be marked until Saturday afternoon.

Race Information

Date: May 7th 2017

Race Categories: Elite, Expert, Sport, Sport Single Speed, Fat Tire, Tandem, Beginner, Beginner Single Speed and Kids


Race Times, Laps and Miles:

  • Elite – 10:00am
    3 laps – 40.5 miles
  • Expert – 10:00am
    2 laps – 27 miles
  • Sport – 12:30pm
    2 laps – 20 miles
  • Beginner – 1:45pm
    1 lap – 10 miles
  • Kids – 11:00am
    Special kids course not part of adult race course, 1/4 of a mile.

Award Times:

  • Elite – 1:45pm
  • Expert – 1:45pm
  • Sport – 4:00pm
  • Beginner – 4:00pm


On-line Pre-registration – cost is $30.00

*11 -14 boys and girls $20.00

*10 & Under boys and girls $10.00

* Kids race FREE

Pre-registration is open until April 29th at 11:45 pm, please click this link to register.

There will be Day of Registration – cost is $40.00

Special Note:

There will be packet pick-up available, Saturday, May 6th from 4 – 6 pm at Eagle Lake Pavilion for those that are already registered, people that are not yet registered may register that day at the Day of Registration rates.


Hey not racing but want to Volunteer at the Stampede. Click this link to see a list of opportunities.

Thank You Sponsors for your generous supports!


Title Sponsor

MapleHill Auto Logo wTag 4c

Exclusive Kids Race Sponsor

VML logo H color print

Bronze Sponsors

custer cyc Battle Creek Glass

Additional Sponsors

pedal bike billy
 Meijer village zoocity