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Start Your Thanksgiving Outside: Turkey Trot!

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The UP Health System-Portage 2017 Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning, Nobember 23, at 9 am. Participants meet in the front lobby of UP Health System-Portage in Hancock to register (or you can register online). Walkers and runners will head out on Portage Drive, down to Ingot, and west to the DNR trail, then to Tomasi Road and back to the hospital. Snacks and refreshments follow. Details at the UP Health System-Portage web.

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Ski Tigers Host Annual Gear Swap October 28

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The Copper Country Ski Tigers are holding their annual ski and gear swap Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Houghton High School multi-purpose room from 10 AM to Noon.

Buy and sell outdoor gear – cross country skis, snow bikes, bikes, camping gear, outdoor clothing, or any other item for the silent sports enthusiast.  Sellers – take the opportunity to sell that gear now.  Buyers – stock up!  The Ski Tigers will also wax your skis in preparation for winter for a nominal fee, and as always, there will also be delicious baked goods for sale! Continue reading →

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Mountain Bike Women’s Skills Clinic September 27 at Swedetown

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Join Trek Women’s Advocate Lori Hauswirth and other local mountain bikers for an evening skills min-clinic and group ride focused on the ladies! All skill levels and ages welcome and you are encouraged to bring a friend that maybe hasn’t been on the trail before. No bike, no worries! Give Cross Country Sports at 906-337-4520 a call to reserve a complimentary bike for the event. 

Meet at the Swedetown Chalet in Calumet at 6pm ready to ride. We will spend a short time getting comfortable on our bikes with some basic skills instruction and then roll out to take in the fall colors via casual rides for all abilities. Oh yes, and it’s FREE with a goal of getting more women on bikes.

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Copper Country Color Tour Road Ride September 30

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The annual Copper Country Color Tour will take place Saturday, September 30, starting at 8 am at the Memorial Union on the Michigan Tech campus. Distances include 60km, 115km, and 205km. The even is sponsored by the Copper Country Cycling Club. Details are on the event website.

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  • Trail Reports

    December 16, 2017

    Swedetown -The Husky is off the leash and running free. All trails tilled and tracked, beautiful conditions. Multi loops rolled.

    Churning Rapids Snow Bike Trail – All trails groomed Friday night. Basswood loops were groomed for the first time this season and are soft. A few inches of fluffy snow fell after grooming, but trails should be rideable with low tire pressure.

    Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids -This morning we rolled the snow that fell overnight and decided some trails were now deep enough to make tracks. Granted, things are quite rough and wet spots remain, nonetheless, tracks were made on all city side trails and the gorge until Tomasi pit road. From there the old trail or trail 8 to Churning Rapids has tracks; trail 4 towards Mud Lake, and the trail on the east side of the lake (trail 9). Trails aren’t perfect yet but skiing isn’t bad.

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