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Great Bear Chase Adds Skiathlon for 2015

GBC2015Competitors have a new event to choose from for the Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon, March 7, 2015, in Calumet, Michigan, hosted by UP Health System. Race organizers have added a skiathlon event to the lineup. Registration is now open at www.greatbearchase.com.

Skiers entering the 50km skiathlon will complete the first 25km using classic technique on the Swedetown Trails race course, change skis in the exchange area in the stadium, and ski the next 25km freestyle. The skiathlon will have prize money for the top four male and female winners, and awards for the top three skiers in each age group. Continue reading →

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2014 Muck Run Results

The results from the 2014 Michigan Tech Muck Run, sponsored by the cross country and Nordic ski teams, are now posted here. Congratulations to Jonathan Kilpela and Donna Gering, the overall winners.

Want to compare to 2013? You can by going here.

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Nordic Ski Swap, Ski Tiger Reg November 8

skitigersThe Copper Country Ski Tigers will hold the semi-annual Nordic ski swap Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Nara Chalet in Houghton. The sale is 2-4 pm. Registration for the Ski Tigers 2015 winter season (new and returning skiers ages 5-17) will take place at the same time.

Those with items to sell should drop them off at the Nara Chalet between 12:45 and 1:45 pm, and plan to pick up unsold items at 4 pm. This is great way to buy or sell used equipment and clothing for the ski season. A 15% commission will be charged on all items with a maximum of $50 per item. All sales are final. Proceeds benefit the Copper Country Ski Tigers Race Team. Continue reading →

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October 9 Public Meeting on Hancock Bike and Pedestrian Plan

The Hancock Bike and Pedestrian Committee and city officials will host a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, for comments and suggestions on making Hancock safer and more convenient for non-motorized transportation and transit use. The meeting will take place from 5-7 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 401 Quincy Street (next to city hall). Following a brief presentation, members of the public may offer suggestions on how to make Hancock safer and more convenient for walking, cycling and transit use by people of all ages and abilities.

Maps and plans of existing infrastructure, and proposals for new walking and biking routes will be available for viewing, and forum hosts will answer questions and take verbal and written comments. Hancock residents and people who commute to the city may also comment via an on-line survey accessed from a link at the city web site, www.cityofhancock.com.

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Swedetown Chalet Open Daily

The Swedetown Chalet lower level is open 7 days a week during daylight hours (currently 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for access to drinking water, restrooms and changing room. Handout maps are available. There is a small sitting area where you can wait for your running, hiking and riding friends. Continue reading →

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Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Oct 18-19 in Copper Harbor

cup_logoThe Red Jacket Cycling Team presents the seventh annual Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Race, a two-day cyclocross extravaganza in Copper Harbor October 18-19, 2014. Saturday’s Downtown Hoedown is in “downtown” Copper Harbor starting at 1 pm, and Sunday’s Top of the World Smackdown starts at noon at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. For details, see keweenawcup.com

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Copper Country Color Tour Sept. 27

Sponsored by the MTU cycling club, the 41st annual Copper Country Color Tour will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, with an 8 am roll-out in Houghton. The cycling event includes 50km, 100km and 200km routes with expertly marked courses through the beautiful roads of the Keweenaw. This year features an improved 50km route. Complete details and registration are at http://cycling.mtu.edu/events/color-tour/

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