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The Beaver Dash Bash

Sep 23, 2023 | Oakdale Trails

Join us on the Oakdale Trail system in Lapeer, MI for our 3rd annual fundraising event which includes single-track mountain bike racing, 5k or 10k cross-country running racing, youth racing, craft beer tent, food vendors and much more!

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Event Details

The Beaver Dash Bash utilizes the Oakdale Trails, built by TrailSense, and feature 4 timed race events to challenge riders and runners of all abilities.

  • The 11 Mile MTB Single-Track Race

  • The 22 Mile MTB Single-Track Race

  • The 5k Cross-Country Running Race

  • The 10k Cross-Country Running Race

And… for those of you who really want to test your skills and endurance, make it a dual event by choosing to race in both the MTB Singletrack Race and the Cross-Country Running Race!

We also have a Class 1 E-Bike Category for the MTB Singletrack Race.

The Cross-Country Running Race will start at 8:45 am in the “Demille Bowl” (see map) followed by the MTB Single-Track Race starting at 10:45 am (wave start times TBD).

These events will be timed by Newton Timing & Race Services.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers from each timed category will be presented shortly after the respective event.

Other (non-timed) Event features include.

  • The 1/4 Mile Youth MTB Race (Age 3-7)

  • The 2 Mile Youth MTB Race (Age 8-12)

  • The Youth Fun Run (Distance TBD, Age 3-7)

  • The Youth Fun Run (Distance TBD, Age 8-12)

The Youth Fun Runs will follow the Cross-Country Running Races and the MTB Youth Races will follow the MTB Single-Track Races.

Additional Free Events include.

  • Cornhole in the Beer Tent

  • Guided Family Trail Ride

Bring the whole family and enjoy all day racing with an outdoor expo, food, and craft beverages.  Oakdale Trails are part of CRAMBA.

Event Location

Race Maps & Schedule



MTB Race Map
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5K & 10K Race Map


Event Schedule

2021 Promo Video


Event Cause

All proceeds generated from the Beaver Dash Bash will be designated for use by the Friends of Oakdale Trails, an all volunteer group of local outdoor recreation advocates and trail stewards. The Friends of Oakdale Trails are dedicated to providing access, maintenance, and improvements to this remarkable local resource. All event profits will fund future trail maintenance, improvements and enhancements.

Food & Beverage Vendors


Current Sponsors

Please support our sponsors!

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Special Thanks

Crank 4 A Cause and the Beaver Dash Bash would like to thank the City of Lapeer, Lapeer City Police Department and The Friends of Oakdale Trails for allowing us to host this awesome event. In hosting the Beaver Dash Bash, we hope to create an ongoing partnership to increase the value of our community and provide long term funds to better our trailways and parks.

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