D&D Bicycles MiSCA Race Series

Welcome to the only mountain bike race series dedicated to kids in Michigan! These youth-only races are for elementary, middle, and high school ages. Courses are designed and modified to fit all ages, rider ability, and skill levels, with at least 20 categories of competition available at each race. No team affiliation is required – students can participate as individuals.

Race Categories

Category Gender Grades
Varsity Female 9-12
Varsity Male 9-12
Junior Varsity Female 9-12
Junior Varsity Male 11-12
Junior Varsity Male 9-10
Novice High School Female 9-12
Novice High School Male 10-12
Novice High School Male 9
Advanced Middle School Female 6-8
Advanced Middle School Male 6-8
Novice Middle School Female 6-8
Novice Middle School Male 8
Novice Middle School Male 7
Novice Middle School Male 6
Advanced Elementary Female 5 & under
Advanced Elementary Male 5 & under
Upper Elementary Female 4-5
Upper Elementary Male 4-5
Lower Elementary Female 3 & under
Lower Elementary Male 3 & under

Registration opens March 1st for our annual program and each race at MiSCAbike.org/register. To be eligible to race, students must register with MiSCA annually in our online system ($60). We want everyone to join a club and try out mountain biking, so new riders can use promo code FIRSTYR to waive their annual fee! Riders that wish to experience the thrill of racing will also register for the races they plan to attend (additional cost based on grade level, shown below). You do not need to join a team to race, but you must register online. Please apply for financial assistance if cost is a concern MiSCAbike.org/scholarship

Please review MiSCA’s requirements and racing rules.

Race Registration Fees

School Level Grades Early Bird Standard Full Series
High School 9-12 $30 $40 $180
Middle School 6-8 $25 $35 $150
Elementary School 5 & under $20 $30 $120
  • Early-bird $10 discount ends 2-weeks before race day
  • Registration closes Wednesday before race day
  • NO SAME-DAY REGISTRATION – ONLINE ONLY!

Pre-register for the full series and receive our annual t-shirt.

D&D Bicycles 2022 MiSCA Race Series

RACE #1: AUG 27 & 28 – Mid Michigan College | Harrison, MI
Beautifully forested trails offer many options for courses, and a trail-side parking area provides ample room for team tents. Trails are easily accessed, and the venue will allow for exciting spectating. Stay tuned for course maps and more info as we plan our return to Harrison. MMCC is in the heart of the lower peninsula, just off highway 127 south of Houghton and Higgins Lakes. Trail Maintained by Central Michigan Mountain Bike Association. Early-bird discount ends August 14th. Online registration closes August 24th. No same-day registration. Click here for more event details!

RACE #2: SEP 10 & 11 – Owasipple Scout Reservation | Twin Lake, MI
New venue for MiSCA – description coming soon. Trail Maintained by Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association. Early-bird discount ends August 28th. Online registration closes September 7th. No same-day registration. Click here for more event details!

RACE #3: SEP 17 & 18 – Bloomer Park | Rochester Hills, MI
Bloomer Park is home to Michigan’s only outdoor velodrome. Possibly our most technical course of the series, this will be a true test for our student riders! Bloomer’s trails have a great mix of fast and flowy combined with technical features and tough climbs to keep riders on their toes. Modern restrooms, playgrounds, and pavilion space will be available. Trail maintained by Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA). Early-bird discount ends September 4th. Online registration closes September 14th. No same-day registration. Click here for more event details!

RACE #4: SEP 24 & 25 – Heritage Park | Adrian, MI
One of Michigan’s best-kept secrets, the trails at Heritage Park offer a little of everything that you’ll find in Michigan: tight, twisty singletrack through heavily-wooded areas, open doubletrack, sweet flowing segments with switchbacks, some interesting technical areas (log piles, bridges, rock garden, downhill with drop-offs) and a VERY fast downhill they call “Big Bertha”. The ride is considered moderately technical. There aren’t many big climbs, but there are three short and steep ones with switchbacks all in a row. Also, there are some off-camber climbs as well as on the descents. The park contains a playground facility, a disc golf course, and plenty of space to spread out and set up for a fun day of racing. Trail Maintained by Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (POTO). Early-bird discount ends September 11th. Online registration closes September 21st. No same-day registration. Click here for more event details!

RACE #5: OCT 8 & 9 – Merrell Trail | Rockford, MI
A machine-built trail that was built specifically with mountain bikers in mind, this trail flows and takes you for a fun ride, while still introducing some technical challenges in the form of roots and rocks. Merrell alternates direction depending on the day, so please plan your pre-rides accordingly. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays follow red Arrows in a counter-clockwise direction. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays follow yellow arrows in a clockwise direction. Parking and main staging area will be out of the Meijer Sports Complex and Plainfield Premier Park off of Ten Mile Rd in Rockford. The trail will flow in race direction on Saturday, September 18th for pre-rides and course setup. Trail maintained by West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA). Early-bird discount ends September 5th. Online registration closes September 16th. No same-day registration. Click here for more event details!

RACE #6: OCT 15 & 16 – Lakeshore Park | Novi, MI
MiSCA returns to the Tree Farm, after a long hiatus, for our State Championship race! Every mountain bike race series can use a course with a little elevation change. With plenty of rolling hills, challenging climbs, and exciting descents Cannonsburg Ski Area does not disappoint! Ample room for staging and team tents makes viewing and racer support accessible for families. Park staff plans to open the food deck and ice cream stand so families can stay fueled for the action. We look forward to this racing this fun venue again in 2021. Limited overnight trailer camping may be available, contact the venue for more information. The trail will flow in race direction on Saturday, October 16th for pre-rides and course setup. Trail maintained by West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA). Early-bird discount ends September 3rd. Online registration closes October 14th. No same-day registration. Click here for more event details!