Race Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014!
New: 2014 Midwest National Mountain Biking Team Invitational

2014 Red Earth Classic

* 2014 Pro-Purse = $5,050

Men’s REC Long Women’s REC Long
1st – $1,000 1st – $1,000
2nd – $500 2nd – $500
3rd – $350 3rd – $350
4th – $250 Pro / Expert Short Track
5th – $200 1st – $200
6th – $150 2nd – $100
7th – $100 3rd – $50
8th – $75 Prime Loop
9th – $50 1st – $200
10th – $25

* Final actual payouts will be calculated and finalized based on the number of preferred start requests granted for both men and women upon closing of online registration on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Online registration is now open, you can register here!

Saturday, July 26th
  • Red Earth Classic (Short) – 10:00 am
  • Red Earth Classic (Long) – Noon
Sunday, July 27th
  • Short Track Time Trial Lap
    11:30am-12:30pm
  • Short Track 4-racer fields Start
    1:00pm

Red Earth Classic Long

  • 35 Mile Course (View Course)
  • Purse Money for 2014: $5,000 + (TBD)
  • Prime loop mass start with prize for winner
  • Awards for Categories
  • Supporting National MS Society
  • Supporting Regional Mountain Biking

Red Earth Classic LongDistance: 35 miles
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Red Earth Classic Short

Sponsored by…

  • 19 Mile Course (View Course)
  • Awards and Prizes for Categories
  • Starts in Downtown Ishpeming, Ends at Al Quaal
  • Supporting National MS Society
  • Supporting Regional Mountain Biking

Short Track Races

Sponsored by…



SRAM / Red Earth Enduro Eliminator

  • Time Trial Lap (2 attempts if needed) – 11:30 – 12:30
  • 4-racer fields start at 1:00 pm
  • Each rider will be seeded and placed based on qualifying time
  • Winners bracket will be 8,16, 32 or 64 racers-deep based on registration numbers
  • Standard brackets will be crafted
  • Groups of 4 racers will compete 5 minutes apart
  • Each group of 4 yields 2 racers advancing to the next round
  • Championship group will purse out (besides fourth place)
  • Losers bracket will be designer for any lower qualifying time
  • SRM prize will be awarded to losers bracket winner
  • Downhill and Enduro racers will have optional “DIFFICULT” routes
  • Every Racer gets a free raffle ticket for the Red Earth Raffle

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Junior Classic

Sponsored by…

  • 2.5 Mile Course
  • Begins and ends at Al Quaal
  • Supported by the YMBDP of Ishpeming and Negaunee
  • Participation Awards to Each Racer
  • Awards for Categories

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