The ultimate enhanced gravel experience.

The Crusher offers all riders an opportunity to explore U.P. gravel, two-tracks and fire roads, at their own pace. For some it will be a race, while for others it will be a day of personal exploration and adventure. Established in 2014 as the Huron Mountain Crusher, and known for a short time as HAMR, we’ve returned the event to its original format and intention, offering men and women a unique opportunity to #findtheirlimits solo or as part of a team. We want to show endurance races can welcome and equally represent men and women, showing our commitment 275 spots have been reserved for women and 275 for men. Can you finish it? Doing begins with believing. Get after it.

225-MILE

SOLO

100-MILE

SOLO

50+ MILE

TEAM

55-MILE

RUN

40-MILE

SOLO

“Enhanced Gravel.” Only in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

With 30% of Michigan’s land mass and only 3% of its population, the Upper Peninsula is a wilderness of barely-maintained logging roads, jeep trails and singletrack. Gravel, but better. Enhanced.

You’re going to see some nice gravel. You’re going to see some burly, rocky, mean gravel too. There’s not a lot of hike-a-bike but probably some. Not a lot of sand but enough you’ll talk about it later. Possibly a river crossing. Cell service is highly questionable and not to be relied on. Wildlife sightings are pretty much guaranteed, deer, fox, bear, maybe a moose. You will climb Michigan’s highest peak (Mt. Arvon). You will feel alone, but at the same time fully present, as the road ahead requires full attention and mental sharpness.

We don’t tell you this to scare you, or to brag. You can do this, just be prepared. Enhanced gravel will help you create an enhanced version of yourself.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR TITLE SPONSOR

BEARCLAW BICYCLE CO.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI

OUR SPONSORS

We could not put on great events without great companies to support us. All of our partners have a commitment to adventure in the U.P. and contribute to make the event what it is today.

From our roots in the unmaintained roads north of Marquette to our current version that takes riders from Copper Harbor across the U.P., The Crusher has been around for a while now.

The History of The Crusher

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Prepare for anything with our training plans

We’ve partnered with Rob Lee, one of the top endurance coaches in the world, to build training plans for every level of rider. If you’re looking for a personal best on our short race or you’re trying to reach the podium on our long race we’ve got ya covered. The weather up here in The U.P. is unpredictable, prepare for it.

THE CRUSHER 2020

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