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

If you’re a student and are ready to get riding with us, have your parent sign up for a SportsSignUp Play account today! Registration opens March 1st for our annual program and each race at MiSCAbike.org/register. To be eligible to race, students must be registered in SportsSignUp Play ($50 annually). 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 via SportsSignUp Play. 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 $25 $35 $150
Middle School 6-8 $20 $30 $120
Elementary School 5 & under $15 $25 $90
  • Early-bird $10 discount ends 2-weeks before race day
  • Online registration closes Thursday before race day
  • NO SAME-DAY REGISTRATION

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

D&D Bicycles 2021 MiSCA Race Series

RACE #1: AUG 29 – Heritage Park | Adrian, MI
We are pleased to introduce a new course to the roster as our season opener! 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 August 15th. Online registration closes August 26th. No same-day registration.
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RACE #2: SEP 12 – Addison Oaks County Park | Leonard, MI
Presented by Cycletherapy Bicycles – Addison Oaks returns for 2021!  Accommodating park personnel, meticulously maintained flowy and fun trails, and great facilities make this trail system a rider favorite.  New for this year, we will be coordinating with Clinton River Area Mountain Biking Association (CRAMBA) to host both our race and the MMBA CPS race during the same weekend! (CPS race held on Saturday, MiSCA on Sunday). This favorite venue is a gem and we are glad to be back! Trail Maintained by CRAMBA. Early-bird discount ends August 29th. Online registration closes September 9th. No same-day registration.
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RACE #3: SEP 19 – Merrell Trail | Rockford, MI
Merrell is another returning trail for 2020! 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 Art Van Sports complex 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.
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RACE #4: SEP 26 – Bloomer Park | Rochester Hills, MI
Presented by Fraser Bicycle – 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 12th. Online registration closes September 23rd. No same-day registration.
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RACE #5: OCT 10 – Milford Trail | Milford, MI
Presented by Wheels In Motion – We are excited to bring Milford Trail back for 2021! Built just steps away from downtown Milford and home base of the Milford Bike Festival, this trail has some punchy climbs and twisty singletrack suitable for all skill levels. Milford Trail will provide an excellent opportunity to view plenty of the action as this is a very spectator-friendly course! Once you are parked, amenities in downtown Milford are a short walk (or bike ride) away! The race will be staged out of the Carls Family YMCA in Milford. Trail maintained by Motor City Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA). Early-bird discount ends September 26th. Online registration closes October 7th. No same-day registration.
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RACE #6: OCT 17 – Cannonsburg Ski Area | Belmont, MI
Presented by Hammerhead Bikes of Howell – MiSCA returns to Cannonsburg 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.
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