These event organizers gave to Manistee County trails, how you can to help too

MANISTEE COUNTY —  Representatives from NOMI Racing LLC stood side by side with the Shoreline Cycling Club, Friends of SMARTrails, the Manistee County Community Foundation and the Manistee County Recreation Commission this month to support trail maintenance and operations in Manistee County.

The inaugural Rusty Fish 100 gravel bike race was held Oct. 9 as part of a local effort to generate awareness and advocacy for trail development and management in Manistee County. The route took 67 racers from Manistee National Golf & Resort through 50 miles of diverse Manistee County back roads all the way to Iron Fish Distillery.

Rusty Fish race directors distributed checks following the event. One check was written to Shoreline Cycling Club in the amount of $500 for local trail support and the other to Friends of SMARTrails in the amount of $1,000 for local trail development.

Dyllan Walker, race director and partner of NOMI Racing LLC said the organizations directly align with the company’s mission.

“We are excited to be supporting the work of developing and maintaining outdoor recreation in Manistee County along with all our race participants and business partners,” Walker said in a news release. “This year’s monetary contribution is only a start to what we plan to grow in the coming years. We hope to engage the entire community in this exciting and fun form of economic development.”

NOMI Racing thanked each for their partnership and support.

Those wishing to get involved with the 2022 Rusty Fish gravel bike race can visit, contact NOMI Racing through social media or by emailing [email protected].

The 2022 sponsorship and marketing campaign is ongoing. Anyone wishing to donate directly to Shoreline Cycling Club should visit Those wishing to donate directly to Friends of SMARTrails should contact the Manistee County Community Foundation, who manages the fund.