Sat October 5, 2019 Augusta, MI US 49012 Directions

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Events: Elite Men's Open Elite Women's Open

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Events: Expert Men's Division Expert Women's Open

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Events: Sports Men's Division Sports Men's Clydesdale Sports Women's Division

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Custer's Last Stand is an all volunteer run benefit event being brought to you by Join The Fight of Battle Creek, MI.  It is the mission of Join The Fight to raise awareness to the fight against human trafficking and other types of domestic abuse.

Join The Fight is partnering with the YWCA of Kalamazoo for 2019.  YWCA Kalamazoo’s Anti-Trafficking Program supports survivors of human trafficking from their emergency-immediate needs to future safety plans. YWCA Kalamazoo is this only provider of comprehensive services for both sex and labor trafficking survivors, including men, women, and gender non-conforming people in the State of Michigan. Program components include case management, shelter, therapeutic services, Sexual Assault Nurse Exams, and legal advocacy.


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

About This Event

A fast, fun and challenging course utilizing Fort Custer's RED, GREEN & YELLOW 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. 


Strava official race course:


Registration and Fees

  • $30.00   until August 31st

  • $35.00   Sept. 1st - Oct. 3rd (Registration closes Oct. 3 @ 11:59 pm)

  • $40.00   Race Day


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 & Women, and Beginner Men & 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


Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Schedule (All times are approximate)

Friday, October 4th:

  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM     Packet Pick-UP @ PEDAL bicycle (185 Romence Rd. Portage, MI 49024)

    • Light snacks and beer will be provided by PEDAL & Join The Fight

Race Day:

  • 8:30 AM     Day of Registration / Packet pick up opens


  • 10:00 AM   ELITE MEN & WOMEN / EXPERT MEN & WOMEN start - 2 laps

  • 12:00 AM   ALL SPORT, SINGLE SPEED, FAT BIKE & TANDEM Categories start - 2 laps

  • 2:00 PM     ALL BEGINNER Categories start – 1 lap

Award Times:

  • 12:00 PM    ELITE / EXPERT


  • 3:30 PM     BEGINNER



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

  • 1st: $150

  • 2nd: $100

  • 3rd: $50

  • 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

  • T-Shirt

  • Free Lunch (a $5 donation for non-racers will be appreciated)

  • A chance to win door prizes

  • Photographer 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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