September 25, 2021

Beaver Dash Bash

Join us on the Oakdale Trail systems in Lapeer, MI. for our annual fun day of timed race events. If you’re a bicyclist, e-biker, or runner you can register to help raise funds for future trail improvements, repairs & maintenance. We love to be outdoors and help improve trail conditions for all outdoor enthusiasts.

It's time to ride!

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.

Outdoor Event

All day racing with an outdoor expo, food, and craft beverages.

This Year's Cause

Oakdale Trails

All proceeds generated from the Beaver Dash Bash will be designated for use by the Friends of Oakdale Trails, an all volunteer group of local outdoor recreation advocates and trail stewards. The Friends of Oakdale Trails are dedicated to providing access, maintenance, and improvements to this remarkable local resource. All event profits will fund future trail improvements including;

  • Trail maintenance and tread repair
    New trail features such as berms, rollers, ramps, and bridges
  • Oakdale cultural history interpretation
  • Oakdale historical infrastructure restoration
  • Winter grooming and equipment
  • Tool and pump repair stations
  • Signage

The Course

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. The trail system is managed by the Friends of Oakdale Trails in conjunction with Lapeer City Parks and Recreation.

A Special Note


Crank 4 A Cause and the Beaver Dash Bash would like to thank the City of Lapeer, Lapeer City Police Department and The Friends of Oakdale Trails for allowing us to host this awesome event. In hosting the Beaver Dash Bash we hope to create an ongoing partnership to increase the value of our community and provide long term funds to better our trailways and parks.


The Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA), a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), exists to maintain and develop mountain biking trail access, support relationships with land managers, and promote responsible mountain biking in Southeast Michigan.

Thank you to our sponsors

Please visit our event sponsors. They make Beaver Dash Bash a huge success!

Register now

You can register right online for the Beaver Dash 2021 event. Below are the pricing and tiers. 


Starting at $40.00

Teenagers (15-18)

Starting at $35.00

Tweens (8-12)

Starting at $15.00

Children (3-7)

Starting at $10.00

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