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Fourth annual Lumberjack to return to Michigan

Robert Herriman at the Lumberjack 100

Robert Herriman at the Lumberjack 100 (Image credit: Jack Kunnen)

The Founders Lumberjack 100, one stop on the National Ultra Endurance (NUE) series, will return to the Manistee National Forest along with the Michigan Ultra Singlespeed Championship on June14, 2008.

The 25-mile course, with 99% singletrack, snakes through the Big-M Ski Area and features classic climbs and Michigan-style singletrack. It is composed mostly of hard-pack trail, occasional sand and fast rolling terrain. Four laps will bring the racers 13,000 feet of total elevation gain.

Since its inaugural year, the Founders Lumberjack 100 has attracted top riders like Chris Eatough, Harlan Price, Michael Simonson, Danielle Musto, Karen Mason, Trish Stevenson and Singlespeed sensations like Michigan's own Dan Jansen. This year's edition should prove no exception as the popularity of endurance racing and the NUE continues to grow.

The 2007 edition of the race was won by Danielle Musto (Slingshot) and Chris Eatough (Trek / VW).

Race entries are limited to 250. For more info, visit

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