Custer’s Last Stand

Sat October 6, 2018 Augusta, MI US 49012 Directions

Elite Group Categories

9:00AM - 10:00AM EDT
Events: Elite Men Open Elite Women Open

Elite/Expert Group Categories

10:00AM EDT
Events: Elite/Expert Fat Bike Open Elite/Expert Single Speed Open

Expert Group Categories- Age Categories Based on Birth Dates

10:00AM EDT
Events: Expert Men's Division Expert Women's Open

Sports Group Categories- Age Categories Based on Birth Dates

12:00PM EDT
Events: Sports Men's Division Sports Men's Clydesdale Sports Women's Division

Beginner Group Categories- Age Categories Based on Birth Dates

1:00PM EDT
Events: Beginner Men's Division Beginner Men's Clydesdale Beginner Women's Division

Sport/Beginner Group Categories

1:00PM EDT
Events: Sport/Beginner Fat Bike Open Sport/Beginner Single Speed Open

Tandem Group Categories

11:30AM EDT
Events: Tandem Men Open Tandem Women Open Tandem Mixed Open

Day of Registration is available, starting at 7:45 AM at the Hilltop Pavilion in Fort Custer. Online registration is now closed.

START TIMES: are based on the date/time you register.

Strava official race course:


5163 Fort Custer Dr.
Fort Custer Recreational Area
Augusta, MI US 49012

About This Event

We are delighted to bring back a Time Trial Mountain Bike race to Fort Custer, one of Michigan's finest mountain biking trail systems!

A fast, fun and challenging course utilizing Fort Custer's RED & GREEN trails awaits you!  Whether you're looking to keep up your conditioning as Iceman awaits or perhaps attempting your first Mountain Bike race, Custer's Last Stand is a great race for you.

The 9 miles of trail is 95% single track, but affords enough passing room for courteous racing.  Participants will be sent off every 10-20 seconds so there's plenty of space between riders.  Custer's Last Stand is an all volunteer run benefit event being brought to you by Victory Life Church of Battle Creek, MI.  All proceeds go directly towards promoting awareness to and directly fighting, Human TraffickingIt is our vision that we acquire a safe house / facility for rescued victims to rehabilitate.


Registration and Fees

Registration for all events - $35.00 (Registration closes Oct. 3 @ 11:59 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  Racers DATE OF BIRTH is mandatory during registration as you'll be placed in the correct race class accordingly.  This includes the following divisions:  Expert Men, Sport Men, Sport Women, Beginner Men, and Beginner Women.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The race will be held as long as it is safely possible.  In the event of lighting or heavy amounts of rain, we reserve the right to cancel the event.  Registration fees are non-refundable.

Michigan D.N.R. / Fort Custer Policy: All vehicles entering the park must have a valid Michigan Recreation Passport Permit properly affixed to the license plate or front windshield.  If the Welcome Station is not open, self-registration forms are available at the Park Headquarters across from the Welcome Station


Race Day Schedule (All times are approximate)

Race Categories:

  • 7:45 AM     Day of Registration / Packet pick up opens
  • 9:00 AM     ELITE MEN & WOMEN / EXPERT MEN & WOMEN start - 2 laps
  • 11:00 AM    ALL SPORT & TANDEM Categories start - 2 laps
  • 1:00 PM     ALL BEGINNER Categories start – 1 lap

Award Times:

  • 12:00 PM    ELITE / EXPERT
  • 1:30 PM     SPORT & TANDEM
  • 3:00 PM     BEGINNER



ELITE Men and Women Open division are racing for CASH, cha-ching! 

  • 1st: $250
  • 2nd: $150
  • 3rd: $100
  • Top 3 finishers from all other divisions will receive a one-of-a-kind medal that you'll be proud to display for years to come.


Included with Race Fees

  • A long sleeve technical "dry fit" shirt
  • Free Lunch (a $5 donation for non-racers will be appreciated)
  • Jack Kunnen photography will be on-course getting action shots of every racer



In order to ensure a safe and fair race for all, the following rules have been established: Violation of any of these rules may result in disqualification. Questions regarding these rules should be directed to the Race Director.

  • Wearing of a helmet is mandatory during warm up and racing
  • Use of headphones or musical devices is strictly prohibited
  • Bicycles shall be in good repair with both front and back brakes in good working order
  • Racers must yield to emergency medical personnel at all times
  • Food and water may be consumed by racers, anywhere on the course.  Racers consuming food or water must not impede the progress of other racers
  • Racers should vocally alert those they are passing using announcements like “PASSING on your LEFT!”  It is the responsibility of the passing racer to overtake safely.  It is also the responsibility of the racer being overtaken to yield the trail as reasonably, quickly and safely as possible



Timing will be provided by Mac's Sports Timing.  Results will be posted at the event and available online at

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