September 21, 2024

Marji Gesick

Ishpeming, MI

Registration Open Date

October 1, 2023

Race Date and Time

September 21, 2024 7:30 am

Official Point of Contact

Todd Poquette

Event Limits

The total participant limit is: 666 combined limit

This race sells out very quickly

Race Fee Information

100 Mile is $100

50 Mile is $80

Payout Information

Awards: Belt buckles and $1.00 bills

Payout: $1.00 for each of Top 3 Men and Women 100 & 50-Mile racers.

Venue Atmosphere

The Marji Gesick 50-Mile race starts from the Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township and essentially follows the last “half” of the 100-Mile course. After a short rollout from the Museum 50-Mile racers will have an opportunity to position themselves on the flat and fast Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Enjoy it while you can because once you get into the single track in Negaunee… you won’t see anything flat again until you’re looking down Main Street in Ishpeming as head to the finish line. The race course can be characterized as hand-built, unforgiving, rocky and punchy. You’ll work as much on the downhills as you do on the uphills. Range Area Mountain Bike Association has been building the west-end trails for over 30-years… and they can’t wait to show them off.



Course Map

It begins at the NTN Forestville Pole Barn and ends in Downtown Ishpeming. This IS NOT a loop race.

100 miles and 13,000 vertical feet armored with rocks, roots, drops, jump lines, flow trails, grueling climbs, dangerous technical descents and a final fifteen miles designed to push riders to their mental and physical limits.

It was like a ninja-warrior course for bikes.– Marji Gesick 100 participant, 2016
100 Miles or 50 Miles consisting of primarily singletrack, two-track and dirt roads. Point-to-point. Rocks. Roots. Climbs. Descents. Jump lines. Flow trails. Machine-built trails. Hand-built trails. You’ll experience everything in one epic ride.

LINK FOR 100 Mile Race GPX

LINK FOR 50 Mile Race GPX

Googlemaps Link: MG100    MG50