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Racer Information

18th Annual Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

Saturday, October 19, 2024, Thompsonville, Michigan


We're happy to announce that Raymond Passchier and his team at Epic Race Timing will be taking over the duties of timing at this 18th edition of the Peak2Peak. The professional and highly regarded team will be utilizing the Chronotrack Systems technology and here's what that means for you:

  1. You will be required to show your driver's license or another appropriate form of ID when you pick up your race packet. Your timing chip will be stuck on the back of your number plate, no muss, no fuss.

  2. Each racer must pick up his/her own packet. Others may not pick up packets for friends, etc.

  3. The start and finish lines will be barricaded off until the actual start of the event so there will not be any premature 'tripping' of the system.

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick-up will be at the Crystal Mountain Pavilion Tent (big white tent at the base of the Clipper Chairlift) on Friday, October 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and again on Race Day from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Wave Start Times

See Wave Start Times page. Please note, to see the Wave Start Times you must be on a desktop device, not on a mobile device.


No licenses of any kind are required for the Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic.

Age Restrictions & Safety

There is a Beginner Class Boys and Girls age 11 and Under.  Due to safety concerns, all racers in this category must be accompanied by an adult - no exceptions! 
The adult Supporter does need to register, but there is no fee in doing so.


Course Breakdown

Veterans of this race know that the course is pedal-to-the-metal almost the whole time, while winding in and out of forest pathways and open grasslands. For those of you new to the race, the course is a combination of Crystal Mountains's excellent trail system and State land - specifically, the Betsie River Pathway. One of our favorite things about putting on this race each year is determining what new little twist can be incorporated - just to keep things fresh! All in all, we strive to put together a fantastic layout with unique and challenging features. Here's how the courses break down in terms of distances on the different surfaces (roughly):

Beginners: 1 lap (approximately 12.5 miles)

Sports: 2 laps (approximately 25 miles)

Pros/Experts: 3 laps (approximately 37.5 miles)

Racers will start at the base of the mountain, then out to a short section of pavement on Crystal Mountain's property and that's when the fun begins. You'll skirt along some wicked-good single-track and two-tracks on the south side of the property before ducking into the Betsie River Pathway. There, you'll be on miles of ribbon-like single-track that twists, winds, and loops through dense hardwoods and cedar/pine lowland forests, leading to the Betsie River. It is extremely fast because you're mostly going downhill toward the river.

Climbing? Yes. First, out of the river basin (not so bad) then to the base of the mountain on its west side, which becomes a little more challenging. There, you'll find some sweet, new single track recently built by our friends at Crystal Mountain which is challenging, but very rideable. This year, the Clipper chairlift will once again be up and running and there will be tons of spectators at the top to cheer you on. The vistas are awesome, but there will be little time to enjoy the view as you start descending on a brand new Crystal exclusive trail, the Pistachio, leading back to the base of the mountain where you started. The course clocks out at right around 12.5 miles.

Click the button below to access the detailed course map for Peak2Peak.


Tandem riders will have one class with no age or gender breakdown, and will complete two loops. Only one entry form/fee per tandem is required and with both names on it. Tandems can be male-male, male-female, or female-female, any age, any skill level.

Single Speeds

Male single-speed racers will have two classes: sport and expert. Sports will do two laps and Experts, three laps. All female single speed racers will go two laps and will be in the Sport Women's category.



The trails that comprise the Crystal Mountain and the Betsie River Pathway are always open to riding during the season but those portions that make up the course won't be marked until a couple of days prior to the race. For more information on the trails, check with the Mountain Adventure Center at Crystal Mountain where trail maps are available.


All categories will be timed using gun time – the clock for your wave will start when the first rider in the wave crosses the starting line. Please seed yourselves accordingly within your wave!


Peak2Peak t-shirts, both long sleeve and short sleeve, and Peak2Peak socks for both men and women can be ordered when registering online. There will be a limited supply available on race day, so it’s best to order when registering to ensure your size is available! See the new shirt design and colors for 2024 here.

Tour De Tykes Kid's Race

Crystal Mountain will once again be offering the kid's race, the Tour De Tykes, for kids ages 12 and under.

TOUR DE TYKES (Ages 6 and Under and Ages 7-12)

12pm: Register your kids for the Tour De Tykes Races at the Mountain Adventure Zone! 

2pm: Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.

2:30pm: The Tour de Tykes race is for racers aged 7-12 years old. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.


For more information, please call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500. Registration will held the day of at the Mountain Adventure Zone. No pre-registration needed for the Tour de Tykes. All participants receive medals. Inquires should call Chris Remy at 888.968.7686 ext 7502. 


Please note: Endoman Promotions does not take registrations for the kid's race - please call Crystal Mountain and ask for Chris Remy for more info.

Tour De Tykes

The awards ceremony for the Beginners and Sport classes will be held at the base of the Mountain near the finish line - Beginners awards to start at 11:45am, and Sports at 12:45pm. For the Pro/Elite and Expert classes, the awards will start around 3:30pm. In case of inclement weather, we'll go into the Mountain View Room in the Lodge. There will be medals for the top three finishers in each class, plus cash awards for the top five finishers in the Pro/Elite class and cash awards for the top three finishers in the Expert classes.


1st Place: Pro/Semi-Pro/Elite Men & Women - $1000

2nd Place: Pro/Semi-Pro/Elite Men & Women - $500

3rd Place: Pro/Semi-Pro/Elite Men & Women - $250

4th Place: Pro/Semi-Pro/Elite Men & Women - $125

5th Place: Pro/Semi-Pro/Elite Men & Women - $75


All Expert Categories:

1st Place: $80

2nd Place: $40

3rd Place: $20




Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, one of the Midwest's premier four-season resorts, is offering some great deals on lodging for the weekend.
Call 855-402-2148 or go online and enter the lodging code "PEAKRACE" to book at the Peak2Peak Bike Race rate, a 15% discount!
We're looking forward to a great event at an awesome venue and we will strive to make your race day and weekend experience memorable. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to fill out our contact form!

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