Peaktoberfest

October 20-22, 2017

Peaktoberfest, happening October 20-22, 2017, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan.


Friday, October 20


Peak2Peak Pre-Race Pasta Buffet

Held in the Wild Tomato beginning at 5pm. $17 per person or $15 per Peak2Peak racer.

Chairlift Rides

4-6pm: Enjoy chairlift rides to the top of the mountain. Soak in the panoramic views of three counties while you view the fall colors. Live music featuring Jeff Bihlman will be provided at the base of the Crystal Clipper chairlift.



Saturday, October 21


12th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift
The 12th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won't have a great time.


Chairlift Rides

10am-6pm: Enjoy chairlift rides to the top of the mountain. Soak in the panoramic views of three counties while you view the fall colors.

Peaktober Food and Beer

Noon-6pm, Lodge Deck: Dine on pork schnitzel burgers, Founders Dirty Bastard brats, vegetarian chili, and lentil soup. Plus we'll have warm German potato salad and homemade chips to pair with your meal! Or if you're just looking for a snack, pick up a Bavarian pretzel, caramel apple cookies or warm cinnamon candied almonds.

Live Musical Entertainment

11am-1:30pm Enjoy live music from Drew Hale!

Junior Races


Tour de Tykes (ages 7-12 or 6 and under)

1pm: Register your kids for the Tour De Tykes Races at the Mountain Adventure Zone! Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Traxs.

2pm: Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.
2:30pm: The Tour de Tykes race is for racers aged 7-12 years old. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.

All participants receive medals and are sure to have a great time!

NEW! Tour de Traxs (ages 8+)

3:30pm: This race is for young, enthusiastic riders ready for a challenge! Racers ages 8 + will start and finish at the Peak2Peak gate. This single lap, 5-mile course will challenge young Mountain Bikers to push their limits. Finisher medals for all racers and place medals to the top three overall. Just $20 per racer!

Tour de Trax Map »

The Dave Wells Strolling German Oompa Band

2-6pm: These traditional German tunes will have you on your toes in no time!

Spooktacular Saturday

2-6pm - Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk

7-9pm - Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $7 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.


Learn More about Spooktacular Saturday »



All Weekend


Peaktober Bike Sale

Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone October 19 - 22, from 9am - 5pm. All sales are final and sold "as is".

Appointments can also be made by calling Chris Remy at 888.968.7686 ext. 7502.

Available Bikes »


Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select massage, facial, body treatment and nail services for a great deal! Crystal Spa Days is available October 1 - November 12, 2017.

Lodging Specials

Peak2Peak Race participants receive up to 15% off their stay - use promo code LXDP2P when booking!


Event schedule subject to change.



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