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MMCC mountain bike race draws record turnout

A record 150 racers competed this year in Mid Michigan Community College’s 7th annual Rust Shaker mountain bike race.

Rust Shaker bike race 2016The April 30 race was held on MMCC’s Harrison campus’ nearly 16-mile mountain bike trail.

Sponsored by the MMCC Foundation with support from Bicycle Headquaters (Midland), Ray’s Bike Shop (Clare) and Terry’s Cycle (Alma), proceeds from the race benefit MMCC student scholarships and trail maintenance.

Jeff Adamcik, who competed in the Rust Shaker, commented: “It was great to see so many racers attend Rust Shaker. The race is continuing to grow and a great way to kick off the mountain biking season!”

MMCC’s bike and walking trails are open to the public. Bike riders of all skill levels can enjoy wooded and hilly trails, long and gentle climbs, as well as steep, rough terrain.

MMCC’s summer mountain bike race, the Sweat Shaker, will be held on June 25. This race is a part of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association Championship Point Series and features divisions for every age and ability level. The college expects a large turnout of racers and a fantastic event for all participants.

To learn more about the mountain bike races at MMCC, contact Meghan Keen at (989) 386-6651 or mckeen@midmich.edu. For more information or to register for the upcoming Sweat Shaker, visit midmich.edu/sweatshaker.

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