The Divide

The Divide will consist of three bike races, two longboard races and a skateboard slide/trick jam.facebook

There is an FAQ here:
Event FAQ

Packet pickup will be at the Pavilion in Railroad Park – Downtown Manton one block east of old 131 – will start at 10:30 a.m. Bike racing will begin at noon followed by the Downhill Longboard at 12:15 p.m.course-strava

All four bike races will be on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Manton, MI.  There will also be three LB races on Sunday July 23, 2017 as well as the slide/jam.

Registration:
Bike Registration – Open Now!
Longboard – Open Now!

We have discounts for the several groups or persons. Bringing a team? We will create a code for you. Simply contact us for the discount code valid on registrations through June 30th for these groups:

  1. Barry Roubaix Participant 2017 Registrant
  2. Hagerty Cycling 17
  3. Ice Man Cometh 2016 Participant
  4. Mcclain Cycle Racing Team
  5. Team Captain (you and three friends)

Bike Races:
The Divide will be manageable by bike riders of any and every skill level. The Divide is 18 miles (elevation change of 1330′), The Divide+ at 34 miles (elevation change of 1987′) and The Divide Pro-Elite version at 49 miles (elevation change of 2292′ plus). All three races will offer the option of Bike, Fat Bike and, Single Speed/Fixed Gear. Age divisions will be five year increments for each race and division.

The Divide will start in downtown Manton and head south and west towards the dirt roads that skirt the Manistee National Forest. The Divide standard event most roads are solid gravel roads with only a little sand and one slightly rougher downhill section dubbed the redneck roughneck. This ride is doable by any rider.

Those ramping up to The Divide+ and for our Pro-Elite race, will enjoy just a little two track in addition to the solid gravel roads.

The Divide Pro-Elite will do a double loop of the most challenging part of the course to add a bit more elevation and to challenge the stronger racers out there. We race opposite directions on the loops each year to vary the terrain profile and to mix it up.

Longboard Racing!
On Sunday afternoon we will offer three longboard races:
The Divide LB will be one mile down into town from the West High Point. The course has total elevation drop of 151 feet over one mile with several turns and one small push to the final summit, from there you come ripping to the final turn into the finish.

The Divide+ LB is a 5K push with decent amounts of elevation change. We will have you drop into the event from the West High Point.
The Divide; Longboard 5k

The Divide Slide/Trick Jam will be a free for all with riders showing their best stuff.

The Divide – Bike Race Pricing Options

All bikers/boarders pay a base fee which is:
Phase One before 7/2/16 $5.00
Phase Two before 7/17/16 $10.00
Phase Three 7/18/16 through Day of $15.00

Bikers then pay the following based on the race in which they plan to compete:
The Divide – Bike – 18 Miles $15.00
The Divide – Fat Bike – 18 Mile $15.00
The Divide – Single Speed/Fixed – 18 Mile $15.00
The Divide – Tandem Rider One – 18 Mile $15.00
The Divide – Tandem Rider Two – 18 Mile $5.00

The Divide+ Bike – 34 Miles $20.00
The Divide+ Fat Bike – 34 Miles $20.00
The Divide+ Single Speed/Fixed – 34 Miles $20.00
The Divide+ Tandem Rider One – 34 Miles $20.00
The Divide+ Tandem Rider Two – 341 Miles $5.00

The Divide Pro-Elite Bike – 49 Miles $25.00
The Divide Pro-Elite Fat Bike – 49 Miles $25.00
The Divide Pro-Elite Single Speed/Fixed – 49 Miles $25.00
The Divide Pro-Elite Tandem Rider One – 49 Miles $25.00
The Divide Pro-Elite Tandem Rider Two – 49 Miles $5.00

Boarders then pay the following based on the race or races in which they plan to compete:

Base Fee stated above and then
The Divide Longboard – Downhill $10.00
The Divide+ Longboard 5K Push $10.00

Buy a combo of Downhill and push and pay $15

The Divide Slide/Trick Jam $10.00

We are actively seeking sponsors and other groups willing to help with the event. We offer discounted pricing to participants of Barry Roubaix, Hellkat Hundie and The Iceman Cometh. As this event will divide the racing year between those the Barry and Iceman races, it will give you an opportunity to test your mid-season fitness. In addition teams/groups bring four or more riders will also receive a slight discount on each riders’ entry fee and the captain will get a larger discount.

12 thoughts on “The Divide

  1. Is there video footage of the course for the downhill longboard race? I would like to see what my son and I are getting ourselves into. Also, is this a double elimination event?

    1. Bike race at noon.
      Downhill elimination longboard at 12:20 pm
      5K and 10K Push at 4:00 pm

    1. Yes and then they will take different paths once out on the course. The only exception will be the micro kids race which we will likely do at a different time depending on numbers.

  2. Is it possible to get a map of the longboard 10k route? I am probably going to be in Michigan and able to race, I would like to see the route beforehand if possible. Thanks!

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