Mud, Sweat, & Beers - The Filthiest Thing on Two Wheels

Mud, Sweat, & Beers - The Filthiest Thing on Two Wheels


Looking to buy a transfer spot. Thanks!
Anyone interested in registering, I’m looking to sell my spot. I’ll be out of town for a family members college graduation. Please let me know if you are interested and we can do a spot transfer. Thanks! Wish I was able to ride!
Any pro photographers take shots during the race?
What is it like for a mountain biker on race day? Check out what it takes to get ready! This also includes the shortened version of the 2019 MSB race as well as a fun ending showing more of the activities afterwards.

Can anyone spot the new part of the intro!
Mud Sweat and Beers Full 2019 Elite race!
Great weekend thanks MSB!!!
What a Great Race Course and Event! Huge Thank You to Everyone that made this Race Happen! I know it isn't an Easy Task!...You are All AWESOME!

On a Side Note I wanna thank all the people out on the Course for their Support and to the Ones that Helped me Get Rolling again after I Flatted not once but three times... You are Greatly Appreciated. It is Your support and Generosity that makes it hard to have a Bad Race! Because of you I Finished the Race and Had a Great Time on my Bike in the Woods doing what I Love! 🍻
What a day! What a great event! The trail was impeccably marked! The support of everyone working the aide stations! I was totally impressed by the whole event! Thank you to everyone that helped make such a successful event!!
Which shop/who is doing the bike weighing for Heavy Metal category?
Is it + 32lb ?
I’ve got an entry that I won’t be able to use. Contact me if you’re looking for one.
How is trail conditions looking with this week's rain? Assuming good
Anyone have a Pale Ale they would like to transfer, pleas pm me. My son wants to ride now.


MSB Fat Tire Fest is the first Saturday in May at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City, MI. The Genesis of Mud, Sweat and Beers
MSB is a local group of beer-lovin mountain bikers that began riding several years ago.

Join us as we ride to support a great local institution: the nonprofit Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreation Area. About five years ago, a group of inexperienced bike riders began to meet every Wednesday during the spring, summer and fall. This group, which includes men and women, remains dedicated to the art of getting dirty and sweaty together, usually on the VASA big loop or single track. After the ride, beers are optional...sort of. In our years of riding together there has been one common element: fun. We hope you feel the same after a day of riding in the cold spring sun with us! Come out and support a great cause - all proceeds go to Mt. Holiday Recreation Area

Operating as usual 03/22/2021

2021 MSB Update - Down to Wire for May 1

2021 MSB Update - Down to Wire for May 1 -


2021 @shortsbrewing MSB @foxmotorsgroup Stout and @mclaincycleandfitness Pale Ale are now full. Transfer process is on 03/05/2021

2021 MSB Update - Planning for May 1

2021 MSB Update - Planning for May 1 -


MSB will return ASAP! May 1 if possible with October 9 as a fall back. Ride on! 12/07/2020


Mt. Holiday is ready. Start the snow dance! Our winter season processes and procedures.


Please support Mt. Holiday - the loss of MSB was a tough loss of much needed capital to keep moving forward into the winter season. Funds are not for higher profits but a higher purpose!

#GivingTuesday is a day for millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.

Please consider giving your support to Mt. Holiday this Giving Tuesday! 11/05/2020

New Event - Cyclocross at Mt. Holiday - 11/8/20

New Event - Cyclocross at Mt. Holiday - 11/8/20 - Everyone from juniors, beginners and experts can race in this event. If you can't race but want to watch, spectators can see nearly the entire course while enjoying food and beverages.


Cyclocross at Mt. Holiday?? You bet!

Sunday, November 8th and the weather looks great. Plenty of food, drink and great spectating. Proceeds support Mt. Holiday. Registration is open but limited at

You asked for another race, and we couldn't say no! Come join us on Nov 8 at Mt Holiday in Traverse City for another fun and challenging CX course. Registration is open at 10/30/2020

Dinner In The Hills - Mt. Holiday

Check out the 2020 Dinner in the Hills at Mt. Holiday. A great way to support our little ski hill and grab so great meals to go. The auction has some amzing items as well. You are invited to Dinner in the Hills – the Après To Go experience on Sunday, November 1, 2020! The evening will include curbside drinks and dinner to go (you won’t want to miss Chef Keil’s menu!), automatic entry in several raffle packages and a virtual silent auction. 10/02/2020

Yen Yoga & Fitness Closing Front Street Studio

Please support our long time sponsor and community fixture Yen Yoga & Fitness during this challenging transition. MSB loves YYF! Yen Yoga & Fitness is closing its Front Street studio in downtown Traverse City, citing multiple financial pressures related to the pandemic. The studio announced today it will close the business at 332 East Front Street at end of day November 22. Starting the week of November 23, Yen Yoga & Fitnes.... 07/23/2020

Register to Ride 2021

The dust has settled on Short's Brewing Company MSB 2020 but registration is back OPEN for 2021!

Only 120 spots remain open for Fox Motors Stout and McLain Cycle & Fitness Pale Ale. If you cancelled out earlier, now is you chance to get back in. You may also pre-order the new 2021 gear. We will have VERY LIMITED inventory during packet pickup. We are pleased to announce new gear provided by Giro and Locale Outdoor. Check out the new fresh designs below; Designs subject to change. All sales are final so please make sure you order the correct... 07/20/2020

How to defer AND donate! Best of both worlds.

How to defer AND donate! Best of both worlds. - 07/18/2020

2020 MSB Cancelled & Deferred to May 1, 2021

2020 MSB Cancelled & Deferred to May 1, 2021 -


What’s your lucky number for the @foxmotorsgroup Stout and @mclaincycleandfitness Pale Ale presented by @shortsbrewing #mudsweatandbeers #msb 07/14/2020


Not riding? No worries! Our volunteers have fun!
Volunteer to giveback. MSB is not possible without the generous volunteers who help before, during and after the race.  If you are interested in helping, please click the button below to sign up and select a job. 07/10/2020

2020 MSB Status Update

2020 MSB Status Update - Like many of you, we have been watching the effects of COVID-19 on events in Michigan. After consulting with regional health officials and aligning with USA Cycling recommendations and State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-115, this is the plan for Sat., August 15, the 11th MSB fundraiser for Mt. H...


MSB Stout course will utilize the VST in this new direction. Get out and do some recon.

And just like that, the VST is clockwise! Follow the pink arrows to a whole new world, a dazzling place you've always known, but now ride facing the opposite way. @ VASA single Track


Happy Independence Day! #4thofjuly #mudsweatandbeers 06/22/2020

Mud Sweat and Beers

Introducing the MSB Strava club! How does your training stack up? Join the club now! MSB began in 2010 after a group of mountain bikers decided to launch a spring time race in support of Mt. Holiday, a nonprofit ski hill in Traverse City. The bike race features a mud pit finish and four separate races (Stout 22 mile, Pale Ale 12 mile, Ginger Ale 2 mile and Root Beer .2 mile) to acco...


These go to Eleven... — "This is Spinal Tap" (1984)

Are you ready to “Crank It to 11” at MSB 2020 presented by Short’s Brewing Company, Fox Motors and McClain Cycle and Fitness?

Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder? [pause] These go to eleven. *** Find out where to stream the...


SWAG Time! Pick up your pre-ordered merch @mtholiday any Friday from 5-8 pm. Show your MSB style all summer long.
@shortsbrewing @foxmotorsgroup @mclaincycleandfitness 06/04/2020

2020 MSB Status Update

2020 MSB Status Update and COVID-19 Impact - 05/30/2020

Op Ed: Ohio's Mohican 100 Races Forward This Saturday with Great Risk

What do you think? Are we ready for major mountain bike races? The Mohican 100 mountain bike race is racing forward this Saturday. Ohio's Brandon Grant opines on the risky decision. 05/13/2020

A Sip Of Mud, Sweat, And Beers: Three Sections of 2019's Race You Can Ride — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Get out and ride part of the 2019 Short's Brewing Company MSB Courses including the Fox Motors Stout or McLain Cycle & Fitness Pale Ale. May just isn’t the same without Mud, Sweat, and Beers. But, you can still take a sip of one of our favorite races! We’ve been working with the organizers of Mud, Sweat and Beers for a few years now to help create a course that offers a little something for everyone. We usually dedicate big chunk...


Mud, Sweat, & Beers - The Filthiest Thing on Two Wheels

Missed a beautiful race day @mtholiday for @shortsbrewing @foxmotorsgroup @mclaincycleandfitness MSB 2020. Stay safe, and we’ll Crank It to 11 August 15!
Video credits to @markgoethel


Missed a beautiful race day @mtholiday for @shortsbrewing @foxmotorsgroup @mclaincycleandfitness MSB 2020. Stay safe, and we’ll Crank It to 11 August 15!
Video credits to @markgoethel


Ride solo or with members from your household. There is way to much risk in group rides. Be safe.

[03/31/20]   As you know, the race has been rescheduled from Saturday May 2, 2020 to Saturday August 15, 2020.

Below are your options regarding your current registration:

1. Ride August 15, 2020 - no further action needed

2. Donate your registration fee to Mt. Holiday (notify us by April 15, 2020)

3. Request a refund of your registration fee (notify us by April 15, 2020)

Anyone who requests a refund will receive a check for the race fee only. All prepaid merchandise will be mailed to the address on record.

Refund checks will be mailed out from Mt. Holiday by May 1, 2020.

Questions and comments can be made via our contact form on the site which you can connect to here:

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility and positive attitudes to continue to make Mud, Sweat and Beers the most unique race in the state!

We would also like to thank our event and race sponsors including Short’s Brewing, Fox Motors and McLain Cycle and Fitness.

All our best,

Team MSB 03/16/2020

COVID-19 Update

Amid the current progression of the COVID-19 virus and directives from the CDC, the MSB Team and its race sponsors have agreed to move this year’s event from Saturday May 2, 2020 to Saturday August 15, 2020.

Nothing more than the date has changed and you can expect nothing less than the incredible experience you’ve come to love.

Current registrants will continue to receive updates as we move toward our new date and we hope that this change will be in alignment with your summer plans.

We are working through different options for those that cannot make the race that include options for transfers/refunds/credits that will be fair and equitable for everyone.

Questions and comments can be made via our contact form on the site which you can connect to here:

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility and positive attitudes to continue to make Mud, Sweat and Beers the most unique race in the state!

We would also like to thank our event and race sponsors including Short’s Brewing, Fox Motors and McLain Cycle and Fitness.

We will be following up with more information soon. Do your part to flatten the curve and we’ll all get through this together.

All our best,

Team MSB Update on impact of COVID-19 virus on race


Down to 50 spots! Get ‘em before they’re gone!!


100 spots left! Sign up now for the @foxmotorsgroup Stout or @mclaincycleandfitness Pale Ale. Don’t miss the 2020 MSB presented by @shortsbrewing #msb


Who is ready to get muddy? T- 60 days!


145 spots left for the @foxmotorsgroup Stout and @mclaincycleandfitness Pale Ale races of MSB 2020 presented by @shortsbrewing #almostfull 02/27/2020

I Did Trail Work Once and Felt Smug for a Lifetime

A good reminder as we head into Spring. Support Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association and our trails. These guys make MSB possible. A little goes a long way (for your ego)

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