Biking for
a Cause

Join us in Biking for a Cause with our two annual events: Crank 4 A Cause & Beaver Dash Bash. Both events feature beautiful trailways; one in Columbiaville and one in Lapeer. All in the name of a cause. We love to ride and give back to our community!

All ages & rider types

Whether you have a lot of experience, little experience, or a child that wants to ride. We welcome all!

Fun Courses

With different riding distance options & fun courses, there is something for everyone You may choose the distance you feel comfortable with.

All for a cause

We are biking 4 a cause and annually we will be holding events to put special emphasis on organizations in our area and soon nationally.

May 21, 2022

Join us on the Southern Links Trailway in Columbiaville, MI. for our annual fun day of riding to raise funds and awareness for local charitable organizations. We love to ride and give back to our community!

September 25, 2021

Join us for our annual fun day of timed race events and outdoor expo to raise funds for future trail improvements, repairs & maintenance. We love to ride and give back to our community!

Learn more about us

What is Crank 4 A Cause?

"Bringing awareness to community needs through the strength of bicyclists."

Crank 4 A Cause was put into motion by one person’s love of riding and the idea of bringing together the bicycling worlds of all types. Mt. bikers, road cyclists, casual rail trail riders and training wheelers can join us for an annual day of riding to raise funds and awareness to local charitable organizations. Members of Crank 4 A Cause make up this nonprofit organization with riders of all levels.

We hope you come and Crank 4 A Cause with us in this family fun event for all ages. Lets dust off the bikes and hit the trail for an active day of safe riding and ride for a CAUSE.

The Courses

The Southern Links Trailway is a 10-mile rail-trail that connects the communities of Columbiaville, Otter Lake and Millington. Partnering with the Southern Links Trailway stemming 10.2 miles between Columbiaville and Millington, Michigan.  This beautiful paved trailway boasts amazing country views crossing country roads, waterways, bridges and is easy riding for all levels.

Oakdale Trails consists of 9.5 miles of natural surface singletrack owned by the City of Lapeer. This multi-use trail caters to Hikers, Runners and Cyclists for most of the year and Snowshoers, Skiers, and Fatbikes in the Winter.

Register now

You can register right online for Crank 4 A Cause’ two 2021 events now. Below are the pricing and tiers. 



Kids (15 & Under)


Tricycling Toddlers (6 & Under)


Additional info




COVID-19 Policy

Considering ongoing developments around the spread of COVID-19, we are monitoring local public health recommendations about group gatherings and assessing the situation daily. If you have been recommended to self-quarantine, have had recent contact with a COVID POSITIVE person, or are feeling ill yourself, please do not come to the event — we are happy to return your full registration fee. Full refunds will also be given to registered participants if CRANK 4 A CAUSE and its administration decides to cancel a scheduled event due to COVID-19. If you need to inquire about a refund, please get in touch with us by going to our CONTACT US button on our website

All participants registered in a CRANK 4 A CAUSE EVENT will be required to where a mask at all start lines and will be spaced according to public health recommendations at time of event. All spectators and other bystanders at any CARNK4 A CAUSE EVENT will be required to social distance according to public health recommendations until further notice. We are going to do everything we can do to keep all our supporters safe and healthy. If we work together, we can get back to normal. Thank you for your participation!

Thank you,

Crank 4 A Cause