Last weekend we were at the first edition of the Michigan Mountain Bike Open. The event took place on Sunday the 20th at the Otsego Club in Gaylord Michigan. The race was geared towards high school races but also included a younger class as well.
On the line was scholarships for the top three in each class between the male and females. Top riders took home a $350 scholarship while second was awarded with $100 and $50 for third. Since no female competitors ventured out on race day, that scholarship money is being rolled into the funds for next years race.
17 Yr old Sean Brownwell took home first place and was followed Andrew Dyke and Levi Milan in second and third respectable. Detailed results.
The course it self was recently constructed by Casey Buckleitner who some of you may know as one of the the event promotors for the St. Fatty Day fat bike race. The course itself was approx. 5 miles in length and featured a steep rolling terrain near the start and finish. Mid course, it flattened out a little bit and allowed riders to stretch their legs. Despite having rained for several days before and the night before the event, the course was in solid condition and little mud was had. It also made from some friendlier condition when riding through the sand as it was a little firmer than it would have been on a dry course.