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Welcome! Hard Racing Events is dedicated to holding unique events that will test your endurance as well as your heart.

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The Divide is our “main event” — a great bike race starting and finishing in downtown Manton, Michigan. It is primarily on gravel and dirt roads. The primary length will be about 19 miles with a good selection of short punchy climbs and some great views. We will also offer The Divide+ at 34 miles and The Divide Pro-Elite at 50 miles where the hills get larger and speeds pick up on the downhills. All three offer some great elevation challenges It will be on Sunday, July 28, 2024 with an 11:00 start time.

ODD vs. EVEN Years:   We reverse the direction of the Outer Loops each year.  Even years = Clockwise.    Odd years = Counterclockwise 


TURN BY TURN NAVIGATION https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bTaRpNVsNxeDYgHMCHJOVVMdwTHE5Lg0EXPy-iHPAxw/edit 

2024 PRE-RACE INFO SHEET: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wBmXaPU4yb0q4YNf5gBpMziHOp7WqobBCj6I3xmc0mU/edit?usp=sharing  

Pro-Elite Gets Rougher

Pro-Elite Gets Rougher

The Rough Neck during The Divide Mt. bike race.
Roots and Dirt Roads
The Divide


BEAR CLAW EPIC: The Bear Claw Epic is a muli lap high intensity race for mountain bikers hosted at the Cadillac Pathway. Course conditions are best described as “classic” Northern Michigan mountain biking. aka; plenty of roots and sand at the bottom of large hills. Don’t wish that it was easier, wish that you were better. Train HARD, Race HARD, Hardracing.

BCE: Brought to you by Einstein Cycles