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Friday, October 19, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018

Peaktoberfest, happening October 19-21, 2018, 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 19

Chairlift Rides - Cancelled

Peak2Peak Pre-Race Pasta Buffet

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

Saturday, October 20

Peak2Peak Race

13th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift
The 13th 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. Learn More »

Chairlift Rides

10am-3pm:  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: Held in James Bay in the lower level of the Crystal Center. 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, or caramel apple cookies.

Special: Don't miss Founders Kolsch (only available at the Founders taproom), as it makes its journey north for Peaktoberfest.  This Southern German style ale from Cologne is fermented at cooler temperatures like a Pilsner or Lager. Crisp and clean, this light bodied brew showcases subtle hop notes at the finish.

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 Trax.

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!

Tour de Trax (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, 6-mile mountain bike course will challenge young Mountain Bikers to push their limits. Finisher medals for all racers and place medals to the top three overall. Parents are encouraged to ride along with first-time or timid racers.

Register Online: $20 per person  ( Registration Opens September 1, 2018 )

Day-Of Registration: $30 per racer

For more information, please call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500.

Spooktacular Saturday

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

Spooky Trail Walk and Haunted Trail Walk

7:30 - 9:30pm:  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 »

Sunday, October 21

Peaktober Fall Mountain Bike Color Tour

11am: Ride the iconic Peak2Peak race course at a leisurely tour pace - all the beauty with less sweat! This is an easy paced mountain bike ride and no one will be left behind. Enjoy our route along the Betsie River Pathway and make a pit-stop at Iron Fish Distillery for a tour and drinks. The ride will conclude back at Crystal Mountain.

Cost: $29 per person; Includes rental bike and helmet OR only $10 if you bring your own bike. 

Helmets are required for this ride.

All Weekend

Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select massage, facial, body treatment and nail services for a great deal!  Crystal Spa Days  is available October 1 - November 25, 2018.