Organizers of FinnFest USA 2013 will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most simultaneous Nordic walkers. The attempt will take place on Saturday, June 22, starting at 10 am at the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock. Registration will take place 8-9:30 at the church. The cost is $5, plus an additional $5 if you rent poles. Continue reading →
Thanks to the late winter and late-season heavy snow, there is still some snow on area mountain bike trails, and the trails are also very wet. Just one rider leaving behind ruts will cause damage that takes many person-hours to repair, and will also lead to increased erosion and trail damage. There has already been damage to the brand new Aunt Flo trail at Churning Rapids (which cost more than $2,000 to build, plus hundreds of volunteer hours).
After the long winter, we all have the urge to get out on the mountain bikes. Please stick to the road for the time being, until the trail managers give the all-clear for biking.
Michigan Tech has announced that grooming for the 2012-13 season has ended. They have also issued a reminder that the annual trail pass provides year-round access for skiing, walking, running and biking.
In 2012, Keweenaw riders led the state in the National Bike Challenge, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Nationally, more than 30,000 rode more 12 million miles between May 1 and August 31. This year’s challenge starts May 1, so it will be even more challenging for us, given that we’re seeing an extended winter. Sign up today and get out and ride when the temperatures rise and the roads are clear!
Ride the Keweenaw, May 24-26, 2013, is a three-day celebration of the mountain bike trails in the Keweenaw, including Michigan Tech, Churning Rapids, Swedetown, and Copper Harbor. You’ll find the best terrain in the Midwest, with guided group rides for all skill levels, and more than 100 miles of singletrack. Download a one-page PDF with the complete schedule, or read on. Continue reading →← Older posts Newer posts →