Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the face.
This page covers who, what, when, where, and why. For a more complete and comprehensive overview of the event, rules, recommended gear, etc., please refer to the passport, which you can download from the top of this landing page. The current year’s passport will be released in June; until then, please reference the previous year’s passport.
CRUSHER – Mass Start
Why: You love adventure, enjoy community gatherings, and welcome an old-fashioned hard-as-heck challenge.
Who: Anyone signed up for the Crusher-MS, their support crews, friends and family, and our sponsors.
What: 40, 100, or 175 miles of gravel; a team event; even a 50-mile “not fun run”
When: July 15-16, 2023
Where: Otter Lake Campground, E7609 Buckhorn Rd, Munising, MI 49862
Camping & Lodging: Every year, we reserve Otter Lake Campground and pay for it. Sites go to participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the campground is full, those who still need to secure a spot must find accommodation elsewhere. They are on their own.
Routes and Event start times: This information will not be available until late May to early June. Crusher routes change every year. That’s part of the fun. You never end up doing two Crushers that are the same.
Event Cut-offs: 24 hours for all event lengths.
Timing company: https://www.superiortiming.com/
CRUSHER – EX
Why: You enjoy isolation, suffering, and riding through the night. Your idea of a good time is fording a river and dragging your heavy-ass bike through a beaver dam. Instead of seeing a therapist, you do Crusher.
Who: Anyone signed up for the Crusher-EX and their support crews.
What: 40, 100, or 225 miles of enhanced gravel. We even have a terrible 50-mile run and a ridiculous challenge called “The Fist”.
When: July 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023
Where: Start and finish at Koski Korners, 13401 US Hwy 41, Champion, MI 49814
Routes: This information will not be available until late May to early June. Crusher routes change every year. That’s part of the fun. You never end up doing two Crushers that are the same.
Start Times: Up to you. Start whenever you want.
Event Cut-offs: Released with the passport in June.
Timing company: https://trackleaders.com/
Again, this page covers only who, what, when, where, and why. Crusher Passports provide a much deeper dive into the nuance and fundamentals of each event. Download a copy and dig in.