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Sasquatch Gravel Chase

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Proceeds benefit patients at MyMichigan Medical Center West Branch.

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Sasquatch Gravel Chase – West Branch, Michigan

Sponsored by the MyMichigan Health Foundation

Join us for the Sasquatch Gravel Chase on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, located at Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club in West Branch and sponsored by the MyMichigan Health Foundation. The gravel race includes 18-mile and 40-mile options.

Take yourself off the grid into the land of the Sasquatch. Nestled in the heart of Ogemaw Hills, breathe in the northern Michigan air as the gravel grinds beneath you. Rise to the ultimate challenge of the unforgiving hills of Fairview Road. Don’t let the dirt defeat you as this course does not disappoint! As the miles progress, so does the elevation.

Gravel Race features 18 mile and 40 mile routes with challenging hills.

Race Day Schedule

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Packet Pick-up
  • 9 a.m. - 40 Mile Race Starts
  • 9:10 a.m. - 18 Mile Race Starts
  • Noon - 2 p.m. - Team Hodges Tailgate & Awards Ceremony

Race Categories

  • 18 Mile, 18 Mile Fat Tire
  • 40 Mile, 40 Mile Fat Tire

Age Groups: 15 and under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Bike Recommendations

  • Gravel
  • Mountain
  • Cyclocross
  • Fat Bike

Race Start Location

Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club
2846 N. Fairview Road
West Branch, MI 48661

Race Maps & Video

18 Mile Race Information

Download 18 Mile map coordinates from STRAVA

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40 Mile Race Information

Download 40 Mile map coordinates from STRAVA

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40 Mile Race Course Video

Awards

  • 40 mile - Top 3 men overall, Top 3 women overall, Top 3 Fat Tires (split $300)
  • 18 mile - Top 3 men overall, Top 3 women overall, Top 3 Fat Tires (split $150)
    *Note: total disclosed cash payouts subject to minimum of 100 total paid entries

Age Groups: Race medal for each age group winner 15 and under; 16-20; 21-25; 26-30; 31-35; 36-40; 41-45; 46-50; 51-54; 55+ Age groups apply to both routes; Age group awards are to age group winners

Questions?

Please contact Nicole Potter at nicole.potter@mymichigan.org.

2022 Live Race Results

2021 Top Finishers

WOMEN’S Sasquatch Gravel Chase 2021 Top Overall

Women’s 18 Mile

1st Jessica Welton 1:31:03

2nd Jenna Remacle 1:34:12

3rd Dorrine Woods 1:40:03

Women’s 18 Mile Fat Tire

1st Jennifer Morse 2:08:14

2nd Ashley Dowel 2:17:52

3rd Helen Bowen 2:19:04

Women’s 40 Mile

1st Alicia Trevino 2:10:38

2nd Kristina Condon 2:15:32

3rd Jennifer Balawender 2:42:52

MEN’S Sasquatch Gravel Chase 2021 Top Overall

Men’s 18 Mile

1st Donald Harper 1:14:36

2nd Stephen Arch 1:21:01

3rd Tony Stockton 1:26:41

Men’s 18 Mile Fat Tire

1st Nicholas Morris 1:22:19

2nd Jim Balesh Jr. 1:22:25

3rd Mathew Dowell 1:33:52

Men’s 40 Mile

1st William Gordon 1:53:44

2nd Logan Madden 1:57:31

3rd Dave Hollis 1:58:12

Men’s 40 Mile Fat Tire

1st Jake Remacle 1:58:11

2nd Paul Mapes 2:10:34

3rd Derek Griesinger 2:10:35

2021 Race Rankings

Men’s 18 mile overall

1 38 m 18 Harper, Donald Downey Brewing 58 55+ 1:14:36

2 2 m 18 Arch, Stephen 61 55+ 1:21:01

3 55 m 18ft Morse, Nicholas 20 16-20 1:22:19

4 5 m 18ft Balesh, Jim (Jr.) 58 55+ 1:22:25

5 77 m 18 Stockton, Tony 54 51-54 1:26:41

6 35 m 18 Griffin, Bob 56 55+ 1:27:01

7 94 m 18 Hennessy, Mark 56 55+ 1:28:42

8 32 m 18 Gottschalk, Dieter 29 1:32:52

9 22 m 18ft Dowell, Matthew Beat Ray 36 36-40 1:33:52

10 54 m 18 Milton, Harry 70 55+ 1:34:17

11 73 m 18ft Robinson, Charles 52 51-54 1:34:18

12 29 m 18 Gay, Keegan 34 31-35 1:39:26

13 10 m 18 Bowen, Rick 48 46-50 1:39:28

14 83 m 18 Woods, Thomas 58 55+ 1:40:03

15 93 m 18 Russell, Brent 41 41-45 1:41:04

16 79 m 18 Stover, Ray 56 55+ 1:51:51

17 6 m 18 Barber, Jack 63 55+ 1:53:14

18 58 m 18 Nagle, Rick 70 55+ 1:56:42

19 62 m 18 Patterson, Dan 60 55+ 2:03:00

20 74 m 18 Schember, Todd 51 51-54 2:04:11

21 25 m 18 Dunlap, Edward 73 55+ 2:34:29

22 68 m 18 Reid, David 61 55+ 2:52:29

Women’s 18 mile overall

1 82 w 18 Welton, Jessica 35 31-35 1:31:03

2 71 w 18 Remacle, Jenna 14 15-Under 1:34:12

3 84 w 18 Woods, Dorrine 57 55+ 1:40:03

4 33 w 18 Gottschalk, Samantha 29 26-30 1:51:51

5 89 w 18 Toorongian, Colleen 23 21-25 1:52:21

6 69 w 18 Reid, Karen 59 55+ 2:03:01

7 57 w 18ft Morse, Jennifer 49 46-50 2:08:14

8 23 w 18ft DOWELL, ASHLEY 35 31-35 2:17:52

9 19 w 18 Degesie, Kristie 34 31-35 2:18:12

10 11 w 18ft Bowen, Helen 54 51-54 2:19:04

11 90 w 18 Schick, Maureen 56 55+ 3:04:27

Men’s 40 mile Overall

1 31 m 40 Gorton, William 55 55+ 1:53:44

2 48 m 40 Madden, Logan 19 16-20 1:57:31

3 70 m 40ft Remacle, Jake 43 41-45 1:58:11

4 41 m 40 Hollis, Dave 61 55+ 1:58:12

5 20 m 40 Desrochers, Christopher 23 21-25 1:58:18

6 28 m 40 Foster, Sky 49 46-50 1:58:38

7 86 m 40 Yancey, David 35 31-35 2:02:12

8 44 m 40 Kent, Clark 61 55+ 2:07:14

9 42 m 40 Horn, James 37 36-40 2:07:50

10 51 m 40ft Mapes, Paul 52 51-54 2:10:34

11 34 m 40ft Griesinger, Derek 32 31-35 2:10:35

12 47 m 40 Leamer, Nathan 35 31-35 2:10:42

13 24 m 40 Dubuque, David 50 46-50 2:11:29

14 39 m 40 Hill, Jeffery 56 55+ 2:12:27

15 49 m 40 Malarz, Jakub 42 41-45 2:12:59

16 21 m 40 Dowd, Thomas 55 55+ 2:14:56

17 26 m 40 Feucht, Blake 24 21-25 2:15:40

18 64 m 40 Peet, Jeff 53 51-54 2:16:25

19 66 m 40 Pritchett, Brian 32 31-35 2:20:04

20 7 m 40 Blackburn, Michael 56 55+ 2:21:41

21 15 m 40ft Canale, thomas 65 55+ 2:21:51

22 8 m 40 Blumenthal, Jeff 52 51-54 2:22:06

23 53 m 40 Mielock, David 65 55+ 2:26:28

24 45 m 40 Kobs, Matthew 45 41-45 2:30:18

25 46 m 40 LaCasse, Ronald 58 55+ 2:30:19

26 9 m 40 Boles, Daniel 53 51-54 2:30:55

27 30 m 40ft Glowicki, Greg 65 55+ 2:32:03

28 60 m 40 Offman, Derek 41 41-45 2:34:55

29 92 m 40 Brotherton, Ron 59 55+ 2:35:40

30 85 m 40 Wright, Donald 40 36-40 2:49:04

31 3 m 40 Balawender, Mark 40 36-40 2:49:20

32 72 m 40 Rickard, Joseph 40 36-40 2:55:59

33 75 m 18 Schneider, Doug 71 55+ 2:57:36

34 50 m 40 Malarz, Ryszard 75 55+ 2:57:36.8

35 76 m 40ft Small, Donger 29 26-30 3:00:49

36 17 m 40 Cox, Eric 56 55+ 3:06:50

37 63 m 40 Paulson, Kendall 59 55+ 3:14:10

38 40 m 40ft Hofschild, Michael 65 55+ 3:27:41

39 13 m 40 Calcaterra, Daniel 64 55+ 3:50:05

Women’s 40 Overall

1 88 w 40 Trevino, Alicia 31 31-35 2:10:38

2 16 w 40 Condon, Christina 39 36-40 2:15:32

3 4 w 40 Balawender, Jenifer 40 36-40 2:42:52

Limit of 300 riders per field. The Race Director reserves the right to shorten races, combine fields, adjust starting times and distances or cancel the race due to dangerous conditions or hazardous weather. Race runs rain or shine. Entries are non-refundable. Helmets mandatory for all races. All appropriate race support and safety measures will be in place.