CHARLEVOIX: Revolution Bike in Charlevoix is proud to host the 5th Annual Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race with the support of Bickersteth Brown & Associates, Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company, Mt McSauba Recreation Area, and the Charlevoix Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

The event is on tap for Saturday, February 25th beginning with a mass start at 12:00 Noon on top of the bunny hill at Mt McSauba in Charlevoix. Riders will race Fat Bikes on a 1.8-mile loop through the trails of Mt McSauba and North Point Nature Preserve. The riders to complete the most laps in two hours are the champions and will be awarded sweet, one-of-a kind Dogman medals and cash prizes.  Medals and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the men’s and women’s division both Expert and Sport. Businesses wishing to donate prizes for the riders should contact Revolution Bike.Dogman Challenge Fat Tire Race

The awards ceremony will be held at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company beginning at 4 p.m. Prize donors and sponsors will be recognized, and all are invited to attend.

Not a competitor? Not a problem. The course is spectator friendly. There will be fire pits, s’mores, and excitement galore, so we hope that you are able to come out and watch these amazing athletes compete. Spectators can even get in out of the cold and watch the action unfold from the upper level of the ski lodge. It’s a great day to bring the family to Mt. McSauba to watch an extreme sporting event and/or partake in some fantastic skiing, sledding, skating, or snowboarding.

For more information or to register to compete, contact Revolution Bike at 231-237-0900 or visit

(Press Release provided by Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce)

Check out this article on the Legend of the Dogman, a bit of Northern Michigan lore.

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