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Michaux Maximus

Start line address: Michaux State Forest, PA17325

Presented by Michaux Productions

Michaux Maximus is the first stop in the 2017 Michaux Enduro/Endurance Series.  Maximus is staged from the Piney Mountain parking lot on Pine Grove Furnace Road, due west of Pine Grove Furnace State Park.  This is the same general location as the old Iron Masters Challenge held from 1991-2000 and what locals cheekily refer to as Norchaux.  The 2017 edition of Maximus will provide riders with three challenging, fully supported X-C loops of 10, 20, and 30 miles respectively.  Additionally, we will once again offer a Family Fun Loop. This 5 mile loop is designed to introduce young riders, families, and first time racers to the enjoyment and the challenge of riding in the Michaux State Forest.  

New for the 2016 season was the addition of a Enduro category and we wil once again offer riders this category!  Enduro registrants follow the 20 mile loop and compete for prizes and overall rankings on select timed sections.  There will be three timed sections at Maximus that are generally downhill.  Some are more downhill than others, but all thee will certainly include pedaling.  This a true backwoods Enduro, so the sections will reward riders with solid descending skills but technical skills, the ability to read lines and fitness will be an absolute must if you wish to be competitive.   Make no mistake, you will climb some in each section!  To complete the three sections, you will ride the 20 mile loop. You may ride the 20 at your own pace and then hammer the timed sections but you must make the checkpoint cutoffs or you will be disqualified.  A well rounded rider with the right strategy and a little bit of luck might just be the perfect combination!  Enduro registrants will NOT be classified in the overal 20 mile results. If you wish to compete in both Enduro and X-C you must register as a 20 or 30 mile particpant, as all 20 & 30 mile participants will also be eligible for Enduro rankings.

 It is no secret that Michaux has a certain mythical quality not often found on today's mountain bike racing circuit.  These are true backwoods throwback events chock full of technical and physical challenges.  If you truly want to test your mountain biking abilities, this is the race series for you!

Pre-RegistrationCloses on Mon 4/17 at 11:59 p.m. and will re-open as Race Day Registration on Tues 4/18 at 12:01.  Don't delay, Pre-register!

Preregistration Rates

5 mile - $15

10 mile - $40 *

20 mile - $50 *

30 mile - $60 * 

Enduro - $50 *


*Includes the latest edition of our world famous Volvo Michaux Endurance Series T-Shirt plus a post race meal !

Race Day Registration fee schedule begins on Tue 4/18 at 12:01 a.m.

Race Day Rates
5 mile - $20 *

10 mile - $50 *

20 mile - $60 *

30 mile - $70 *

Enduro - $50 *

  * Includes a post race meal.  Volva Endurance Series T-Shirts are NOT included with race day registration but may be purchased on race day while supplies last.

2017 Race Course

10 Mile

20 Mile & Enduro

30 Mile



Start Times


 30 mile - 9:00

Enduro - 9:30

 20 mile, 10 mile - 10:00  

5 mile - 10:15

What do you get if you race the 10, 20 or 30?

1. You get that euphoric sense of accomplishment that comes from mud-wresting the forest for 3 hours and still managing to finish one of the single toughest races around. Period. Full Stop!

2. You get stocked aid stations on the course with GU, water, cyctosport, pb j, candy and more

3. Post-race meal.
4. Race T-Shirt.

5. 30 mile podium finishers receive cash prize

6. 10 and 20 mile podium finishers receive pick from prize table

7. Enduro Stage Winners and Overalls receive prizes

8. Enter all three events to qualify for the overall series titles

at the end of the series

Earlier Event: April 22
Leesburg Bakers Dozen
Later Event: April 29
Cohutta 100 (NUE Series)