Mountain Bike Trails Update – June 23
Michigan Tech Trails – Much of the single track is in good shape. Most ski trail bridges are washed out, which affects some key intersections of the bike trails. The bridge at the bottom of the two flow trails (Just Mite and Don’t Think) is not in place, so take care. Hillside has a culvert that is exposed. A portion of Walkabout was washed away with the Ridge ski trail just below the intersection with the Nara Trail. In general, be careful and anticipate problems your first time out after the deluge.
Churning Rapids – Much of Churning Rapids is in good shape. The Long Bridge on the Ruby Marsh trail needs some repair. Most of the single track bike bridges on Churning Rapids appear to be in place. The large groomer bridge over Spring Creek is intact, but the approaches have washed away. Bridges on the Maki and High Point trails are MIA. We don’t have a report on Villie Maki, which goes along a gorge and was susceptible to erosion.
Maasto Hiihto – Volunteers are working to get the bridge in place on the Pine Loop (closest to Tomasi Road) to provide a way across Swedetown Creek. Otherwise, the bridges over the creek are all washed out.
Swedetown – Swedetown was unaffected by the deluge.
Copper Harbor – CH was also unaffected by the deluge.