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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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Annual Bridge Walk September 1, 2014

The annual the Portage Health Labor Day Bridge Walk will take place September 1, 2014. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Kestner Waterfront Park (Chutes and Ladders) in Houghton, with the five-mile walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Continue reading →

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Youth Mountain Biking Program Begins July 16

The Western U.P. Health Department will coordinate this year’s youth mountain biking program. Similar to other years, there will be evening group rides, with groups divided based on speed, skill and fitness, led by adult volunteers. Ages 10-17, no charge. Wednesdays beginning July 16, 6-7 p.m. See the poster, or contact Arnie Kinnunen at 482-7382, ext 189, with questions.

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Run the Keweenaw July 12-13

Salomon Running is proud to present Run the Keweenaw – A festival of trails July 12-13, 2014. Three trail running events in two days on the world class singletrack in Copper Harbor and breathtaking views in Eagle Harbor. The Nature Conservancy presents the Mt. Baldy Hillclimb Saturday AM July 13th in Eagle Harbor, followed by The Copper Harbor Trails Club 12k Challenge Saturday PM and completing the weekend is the 25k Carl Olson Memorial Adventure Run Sunday AM. For more information, see runthekeweenaw.org

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Mountain Bike Trail Updates – May 21

Here are reports on the mountain bike trails, as of May 21. Michigan Tech is dry and rideable. Swedetown asks riders to stay off – things are wet and a portion of singletrack still has snow. Crews are out at Copper Harbor to move debris and prep the trails and many will be rideable this weekend, although you should be prepared to change your route (Stairway to Heaven, for instance, is not rideable at this point).  Bottom line — Ride the Keweenaw will happen this weekend and there will be trails to ride!

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Ride the Keweenaw May 23-25

The trails are shaping up and mountain bikers will be ready to roll for the annual trail celebration that is Ride the Keweenaw.  The weekend will start out in Greenland on Friday evening with a ride through the Adventure Mine, then continue on Saturday with guided group rides at Michigan Tech, Churning Rapids and Swedetown Trails.  On Sunday, guided rides will continue in Copper Harbor, with a new Enduro Race and Downhill Race (as part of the Lake Superior Gravity Series) added to the schedule of events.  Continue reading →

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