Familiar names topped the results sheet at the 2023 Bear Claw Epic. The race returned after a short hiatus and slots in nicely between Mud, Sweat and Beers and Arcadia Grit & Gravel next weekend.
It was perfect comeback for the Bear Claw Epic. 2023 seems to have ushered a return to normal and it’s an excellent sign that BCE has found new promoters and a new spot on the calendar.
It also found some new winners Saturday, with the GLORI squad making the short drive south to the Cadillac Pathway. After mopping up at MSB, it was largely the same show – but who doesn’t love a good re-run?
Garrett Jenema took the win after riding clear with teammate Kyan Olshove. The pair put in a killer sprint, much to the delight of the crowd, finishing a tidy 8 minutes clear of third place David Brower. Rob Martin and GLORI’s Drew Cummins rounded out the top 5.
Emma Schwab pocketed a second win in as many weeks at Bear Claw Epic, finishing 5 and a half minutes clear of Erica Stehouwer. Nina Waeschenfelder nabbed the final podium spot just a few months after a podium at this past winter’s Fatty Caddy Fat Bike Race.
See the full 2023 Bear Claw Epic results over here.
Arcadia Grit & Gravel keeps the race season moving along on May 20. Don’t forget; the Less Cancer Bike Ride is just around the corner. Join the TC ride or set-up your own and support cancer prevention initiatives across the US.