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The winners of the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon – Jorden Wakeley of Grayling and Matt Meersman of South Bend, Indiana – also posted the best sprint of the 2021 Marathon time trials. As usual, the time trials – a three-day event held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July...
It was a close race all the way through between the top two teams during Sunday’s Spike’s Challenge C-2 canoe event, and the champions – Wesley Dean and Weston Willoughby – edged the second place team by 10 seconds to become the 14th and 15th paddlers ever to win the race. The Spike’s Challenge...
This year’s winners of the Spike’s Challenge C-2 race – Weston Willoughby and Wesley Dean – also posted the event’s best sprint time on Saturday, but it wasn’t by much. Willoughby and Dean posted a sprint time of 4:33.50, edging Jorden Wakeley and Matt Meersman by less than a second for the top...
Sixty-seven paddlers – 57 men and 10 women – raced from Grayling to Burton’s Landing in one-person canoes during the 2021 Spike’s Challenge C-1 race on Saturday night. Jorden Wakeley won the Men’s Division with a time of 0:40.55. Kyle Stonehouse took second place with a time of 0:42:34. Danny...
The 30th Spike’s Challenge C-2 race – an event that runs from the Old AuSable Fly Shop in Grayling to McMasters Bridge – will be held this weekend. The 2020 Spike’s Challenge would have marked the event’s 30-year anniversary, but the race was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic...
The first of two Spike’s Challenge canoe races slated for this weekend – the C-1 event – will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. The race runs from Grayling – the starting line is located at Joe Wakeley’s house next to Borchers AuSable Canoeing – to Burton’s Landing. The C-1 race was...
The 2021 Black Bear Gran Fondo – conducted by the Grayling Rotary Club on Saturday, July 10 – featured more than 140 riders and three different distance options. The Black Bear Gran Fondo – back this year after being cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic – offered a 100-mile “...
The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon’s race within a race – the time trials – will be held next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as teams paddle a looped course between Penrod’s and the Old AuSable Fly Shop with times determining starting placements for the Marathon’s run to...
The Grayling Recreation Authority 10K/5K – an event that was modified last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic – will proceed as normal this year on Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m. at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, according to race organizers. In 2020, Grayling Recreation Authority opted for a “...
The Grayling Rotary Club Black Bear Gran Fondo was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be back this year, and online registration for the event is open. The Black Bear Gran Fondo – formerly known as the Black Bear Bicycle Tour – offers cyclists three different...

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