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Swedetown Trails Club All-Member Meeting Features New Groomer

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The Swedetown Trails Club will hold its annual all-member meeting Sunday, November 20th at 2 p.m. at the Swedetown Chalet in Calumet. The agenda includes a short overview highlighting trail changes that have been made for the upcoming season, a look at the new 2015 Prinoth Husky groomer, refreshments and social time. Come and help celebrate the new grooming machine!

Posted in General News, Nordic Skiing

Churning Rapids Snow Bike Groomers Seek Help

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The snow bike trail groomers will be back in action this winter at Churning Rapids, but they need some help to keep things going. The volunteer group maintains about eight miles of singletrack during the winter and just used a loan to purchase a used snowmobile (2004 Yamaha).

The group is collecting donations through the Copper Harbor Trails Club, since that organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations can be made via a link on the group’s Facebook page, in person at Cross Country Sport in Calumet, or Down Wind Sports and Rhythm Bike & Board Co. in Houghton, or by sending a check to the Copper Harbor Trails Club (P.O. Box 37, Copper Harbor, MI 49918).

In addition, the Michigan Tech Velovations Enterprise is designing and building new grooming implements for the club.

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Teton Gravity Research Film Nov. 9

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Teton Gravity Research will present its latest film “Tight Loose” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. the presale price is $12 ($15 at the door). The film features downhill skiers and snowboarders pushing the boundaries of their sport (and skills) from India to Alaska. Tickets are available at www.tetongravity.com. All attendees will receive a free day pass to Treetops in Gaylord and two-for-one tickets (consecutive days) at Indianhead and Blackjack. See the details on Facebook.

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KNSC Maasto Bridge Jam Slated for December 3

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The Fourth Annual Maasto Bridge Jam, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club’s jazz-funk-rock fundraiser, is set for 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. Headliners are “Uncle Floyd,” and “Chirp,” two popular bands with tunes from Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Curtis Mayfield and Steely Dan to Sly and the Family Stone. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door, with discounts for students ($10) and preteens ($5). Tickets are available at Studio Pizza in Hancock and Cross Country Sports in Calumet.

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