Two weekends ago, The Adventure Mining Co. and The Bike Shop hosted the first annual Miner’s Revenge bike race in Greenland, Michigan. The course was publicized on a large scale, and over 100 people entered! Not too bad for a first-year event.
I didn’t ride the course, but hiked it afterward. The course was a figure-8 style and was pretty challenging. The big ski hill climb after the mine, followed by some technical downhill terrain, made for a few broken bike parts and even a taco’d wheel. Luckily, no one was injured more than the regular mountain-bike-related scrapes and scratches.
Some of the racers take the downhill portion pretty seriously!
Gathering around the starting area…
As the “official” timer, I got to hold down the fort at the finish line, but my friend AJ took some photos at the aid station on top of the ski hill!
The Miner’s Revenge was a huge success! The racers had a great time, the course was challenging, and spirits were high. Looking forward to next year’s event… and maybe I will even compete?!