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CBS Shines At Rust Shaker
May 1, 2018, 12:00 am


With so much snow still on the ground in Traverse City, the City Bike Shop Team had to head south to find dirt! After what has felt like an interminable winter, spring really feels like it's here to stay, and the Rust Shaker was the perfect proving ground for our team ahead of a big target for the season, Mud, Sweat and Beers on May 5. 

It wasn't exactly hot Saturday, but with temperatures over 40 degrees and the sun shining brilliantly overhead, Rust Shaker was the nicest day of the whole month of April. We had nearly a dozen riders head south to Harrison, Michigan to Mid Michigan Community College. Over the past five years, the college's trail system as really grown and offers a great mix of singletrack for riders looking to test their handling skills. 

Kicking this off in the first wave of the day was Eric Grassa in the Men's Expert field. Eric put in a strong fifth place, just a spot ahead of new CBS rider Mike Walters in seventh! Jason Read got his season off to a strong start with 15th place as well. In the next age group, John Duby brought home the win, the first on dirt in 2018 after our ladies' dominant winter in the local fat bike races. Duby was joined on the podium by Dan Packer in third. 

We were especially proud to see City Bike Shop enter two women in the Elite race. It is so cool to see Beth Grassa (yep, that's Craven but now married!) and Cindy Duby compete at the top level. On a course that really suits her skills, Beth finished up third after a long honeymoon, which is no mean feat! Cindy Duby rode strong and posted fifth place on the day.

The legendary Brad Miller was back in action for CBS, taking on an experienced 50-59 age group and coming away with a hard-fought third place. 

It was a great sign of things to come this spring as we look ahead to this Saturday's Mud, Sweat and Beers. It's a race with a unique problem for 2018. That long winter has left several inches of snow on much of the course, and our own Tom White and Mike Walters, with plenty of other Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association volunteers putting in hour after hour to shovel and clear a safe and ridable course before the weekend! 

Congrats to everyone who raced at Rust Shaker! Check out the full results right here, and we'll see you at Mount Holiday for what will surely be an unforgettable edition of MSB! 

City Bike Shop Gravel Ride
May 2, 2018, 8:24 am

Gravel rides are finally back! Nobody does a ride recap like Brad Miller. Enjoy!

May 8, 2018, 12:00 am

We had a great time at Mud, Sweat and Beers this past weekend! 

Giant XTC Advanced 3: A Closer Look
May 15, 2018, 12:00 am

We've tagged the Giant XTC Advanced 3 as one of the best values of the year. Take a closer look at this race ready rig that is also ready to party. 

Cindy Is Going To Worlds!
May 20, 2018, 12:00 am

Xterra Worlds is in the cards for our favorite multi-sport athlete! 

CBS Recons the 2018 Traverse City Trail Festival
May 29, 2018, 12:00 am

The 2018 Traverse City Trail Festival presented by Short's Brewing is coming up, and our guys gave it a little recon this past weekend. 

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