Bike Initiative Keweenaw and local law enforcement will host a Ride of Silence in the Houghton/Hancock area on August 24, 2016. The ride will start at 6 pm (arrive by 5:45 pm) near the Ramada Inn, in the shadow of the lift bridge on the Hancock waterfront, then progress on US-41 to Chassell and back at a pace of 10-12 mph and with a police escort. Bring a helmet and water. Please contact Bike Initiative Keweenaw with any questions. Continue reading →
Registration is open for the second annual Swedetown Trail Run, Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet. The event features a 5k walk/run, and running races of 10k, 25k, and a new 50k ultra-marathon. Information and registration is available at active.com.
The Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival (www.breakersbridge.com), a weekend of events centering around paddling in the Keweenaw, will take place September 9-11, 2016. The event kicks off Friday evening with the Sunset Paddle Film Festival at Kestner Park in Houghton (Chutes & Ladders). On Saturday, a 10-mile non-competitive timed paddle from Breakers to Bridge will take place followed by a celebration at Kestner Park in Houghton. On Sunday there will be numerous opportunities for families and individuals to get out on the water through interpretive paddles, clinics, demos and trips throughout the Keweenaw. The event is being planned by the Keweenaw Land Trust in partnership with Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program. Continue reading →
Run the Keweenaw, a series of adventure runs over a weekend, is coming July 9-10, 2016. The event kicks off Saturday, July 9, with a run from up Mt. Baldy (near Eagle Harbor) and culminates with a 25km run on the Copper Harbor trails. Other events include a 10km competitive run plus a 10km non-competitive walk/run on the Copper Harbor Trails and a 2km junior trail run. Continue reading for a complete schedule or visit runthekeweenaw.org to register. Continue reading →