Michaux Off-Road Weekend


Michaux Off-Road Weekend and the MASS Endurance Race #2

Michaux is rich in mountain biking heritage. It's where I learned to ride and cut my teeth (sometimes quite literally) with the classic rocky, rooty riding that characterizes the east coast. This is my take on the diversity that is endurance racing in michaux. It's hard, but achievable. Watch our course pre-views and see whats in store! 

April 11-13, 2014

2014 Michaux OFF-Road Weekend Information:


Event Schedule:

8am: Super-D Course Practice Opens (No Shuttle Support)
9:30am: Fundraiser Ride Check-in
10am: Fundraiser Ride (100% of Proceeds to the Local Trails)
1pm: Super D Registration Opens
1:45pm: Super-D Course Practice Closes
2pm: Super-D Race Starts AT THE TOP(individual starts @ 1min intervals) 
3:30pm: (directly after race finish) Awards
6pm: Early # Pick-up at XC Marathon Race Start 

8am: Registration Opens

9:30am: Registration Closes
9:45am: Pre-race Meeting
10am: Race Starts
12pm: Stryder Race (Kids race for 3 laps of a super short loop around the parking area, less than 20 minutes)  (If no kids sign-up, it will be cancelled) 
1:30pm: Food Available
2pm: Race Cut-Off
3:00 pm: Awards



Super D:
1) Open Men
2) Open Women
3) Juniors

Endurance Race:

5) Beginner Open

6) Stryder Race (If we don't have enough kids turn out for this, we won't run it. It's not fun to be the only person racing)



Pre-Register PLEASE!

Super-D $25
Endurance $60 (Beginner Open $25)

Day Of:
Super-D $30
Endurance $75 (Beginner Open $35)

Fundraiser Ride: (100% to the Local Trails)
$5 with additional donation options

Registration is really simple for pre-registered riders: show up, locate registration, Look up your name in the book with your category, sign your waiver, and affix your number plate to your bike. No extra forms and nothing additional to fill out, just a signature.

Registration for Day of athletes: please fill out the day of registration form(located on a table near registration), wait in line, pay (with late fee), give the volunteer your form, take your number plate, and get ready to race.

THERE ARE LATE FEES FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION, don't be surprised by this when it happens.

Also, take not of our Refund Policy located in our website. Don't wait until the last minute if you decide to cancel.


Reigning Champions:

2012: Dylan Johnson, Cheryl Sornson, Roger Masse, Gerry Pflug!
2013: RobSpreng, Cheryl Sornson, Jesse Kelly, and Justin Pokrivka!

Thanks to our sponsors:

HaySue's Spicy Salsa

A.E. Landes Photography


Race Courses and Info:

A Super-D race is a short, skill based type of race; primarily dropping in elevation but including small climbs and power sections. The course is open for practice runs and that is half the fun! There is no shuttle service or lift assist at this event. Pedal up and pedal down!  Racers will go off individually at 1 minute intervals. A start list will be available here: 

If you run your own shuttle on Friday or Saturday morning here's a couple guidelines:
1) Don't drive like a jackass
2) Don't block the road
3) Be respectful of other forest users
It's important that we don't have conflict with anybody. We want to stay in this forest. 

 Super-D Course

*NEW Course Change  
The new course is 1.4 miles long with a 1 mile climb for the transit. It's a leg pumper, with some moto attitude in it. It's a lot of fun and I know you'll love it. Puts a smile on my face every time. 

XC Marathon Course (Endurance Race and 1 lap for Fundraiser Ride)

Raw mountain trails with my favorite rocks and enough double track to keep it quick while facilitating passing. Fight to get in your fifth lap! We've got plenty of rocks and steep climbs/descents. 

The XC Marathon race will go for 4 hours. If you get out on your last lap before 2pm (4 hours), you will be able to finish that lap. However if you get in after 2pm, you are done racing and will be scored at such time. Very similar to what most 24 hour races do for scoring.

Come out to get your early season hours in, while having a lot of fun on a great course while racing your friends. Carpool on out and bring a bunch of people to make it even more exciting.

Please carpool if you can!


Race Meal (Sunday):

We will keep the same outline as last year, but with a potluck twist. I've got the meat and kraut for a good ole fashioned pig roast. That means, yep, you guessed it, kraut too. You can do pork and kraut or BBQ Pork Sandwhiches. The rest is up to you, potluck picnic style. Check out the discount code on the registration site to save $8 (Coupone Code "Michaux Potluck") on registration for bringing along food to share. I sure hope someone brings a good veggie option!

Park like you know how to...it's a field. Please carpool as much as possible.

Feed Zone:
The approved feed zone will be noted with signage. This is located after the finish line area. Please use this area for your coolers/stands/bottles/etc.


Race Food/Support:
We will have Regular check point station food, and a selection of essentials. (Banannas, fig bars, licorice, chips, pretzels, granola bars, etc.) You know what works best for you and what tastes best. What you will find with our bars/gels/etc will be hit or miss, so I suggest bringing your own energy product if you have preferences. You can leave a drop bag anywhere in the feed zone. The feed-zone is marked with signs.


We've got free onsite camping. It's rustic, but hey, it's car camping. Super simple, super easy. Please sign up for it on bikereg.com so that I know who to expect, it won't cost you anything to sign up for camping. 

ARE YOU NOT A COLD WEATHER CAMPER? Plan ahead, get a group together, and rent an RV! Someone did this last year so I looked it up. It's affordable. If you have 5 people, it is under $100 all said and done, factoring gas from pick-up in Carlisle. Look into it HERE.


Mid-Atlantic Super Series
For 2013 we are once again the second endurance race in the MASS Series!!!!

MASS Rules



-No littering. If I see you littering, I will kick you out of the event. This goes for gu wrappers and the like. Keep my forest beautiful.

-Be kind to everyone. NOBODY likes "that guy". Don't be that guy.

-If you cut the course, intentionally or not, own up to it. If you own up to it, I'll let you finish in last place of your category (it happens sometimes, I understand) and still earn points. If you don't own up to it, and at least 3 people can testify to it, I kick you out of the event and publicly humiliate you. It's not cool.

-If somebody is hurt on course and you find them, it is YOUR responsibility to find a course marshal and let them know! No race is so important that you can't help someone out. Ask if people need a hand.

-No cheating, bad sportsmanship, throwing bikes, temper tantrums, uproarious behavior, or making a scene. I'll kick you out on principle.

-If you think there is an error in your results, bring it to my attention like a responsible adult and we'll get it taken care of with the timing company. If you corner me and attack me about a finish error, I will kick you out and DNF you. Nobody deserves that kind of behavior.

-No solo fires. Charcoal/gas grills are fine, but don't dump it in the parking lot or edge of the woods. Bring it along, take it home.

-Dogs Permitted- please keep them on a leash though....I love dogs, but not everyone does. Pick up after them, I hate stepping in sh*t. No dogs on course during the race please.



XC Marathon and Fundraiser Ride:
Big Flat Parking Area in Michaux State Forest
Camp 18 Rd
Biglerville, PA 17307

Coordinates: 39.987395,-77.401865

Base of Canada Hollow Tr on Milesburn Road (Yellow Gate)
1-7 Milesburn Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257

(Park Along the Side of the Road past the Gate)

Coordinates: 40.006126,-77.459997



I reserve many rights. Mostly the right to change my mind an excessive amount of times and also the right to be wrong and make mistakes. And to mix up numbers and words. Sorry, that's just how it is.

2013 Results and Pics