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IMBA Great Midwest MTB Summit

Posted by Bobkie on June 3, 2015

source: International Mountain Bicycling Association, illness www.imba.com

Join IMBA Upper Midwest and IMBA Great Lakes for an epic mountain bike summit in Marquette, Michigan, June 12-14. This bronze-level Ride Center will play the perfect host to several days of learning, networking and great rides.

This year, IMBA’s Great Lakes and Upper Midwest regions are joining forces to present the IMBA Great Midwest Mountain Bike Summit, June 12-14, in one of IMBA’s newest Bronze-level Ride Centers: Marquette, Michigan.

Join local advocates, land managers

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Black Fly Shred Session at Da’ Harbor

Posted by Bobkie on May 28, 2015

The tribes started migrating north on Thursday with the goal to maximize the forecasted weekend of summer-like temps and abundant sunshine. They caravanned from Duluth, central and southern Wisconsin and most every nook of the U.P.

Ride the Keweenaw has become the opening bookend event for the mountain bike season in this region starting on Friday, ending on Sunday, leaving Monday open for Memorial Day.

Social media posts on Thursday evening started to build excitement for those who had to wait till the next morning or

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Coming June 26 to Marquette Trails Fest!

Posted by Bobkie on May 27, 2015

Showing On:
Friday, medical June 26 @ 9am

At the Marquette Mountain T-Bar

Premier Night of Marquette Trails Festival

Sponsored by Sports Rack Marquette
Hosted by UPMTB aka U.P. Mountain Biking

Get Your Mountain Bike Stoke Here!

Tickets Only $5

See you there!


Ride the Keweenaw 2015

Posted by Bobkie on May 9, 2015

submitted by Lori Hauswirth, here IMBA Associate Region Director, drugs Copper Harbor Executive Director

Ride the Keweenaw – May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

For over five years, the riding season in the greater Houghton and Keweenaw County region has kicked off in a big way with the Ride the Keweenaw event. Originally planned around group rides to showcase the diverse riding in the region, the event has grown into an extended weekend that celebrates mountain biking. There are five great

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Video: Cold Rolled

Posted by Ryan LaBar on March 24, 2015

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With winter on its way out, and crust riding at an all-time awesome, we figured we would end the fatbiking season by watching Cold Rolled.

Film Info:

Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route, is a quirky action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that explores the history

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Copper Harbor Happenings

Posted by admin on March 17, 2015

Mountain biking in Michigan’s northern-most community continued to gain momentum in 2012. On the heels of an early arrival of spring, search the season “officially” began with the annual Ride the Keweenaw event held over Memorial Day Weekend. It featured a ribbon cutting and dedication for the bronze level International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) “Ride Center” designation awarded to the Copper Harbor Trails in the fall of 2011. With the support of IMBA and Trek Bicycles, check pro-riders

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Top 5 for: All-Day Rides

Posted by admin on March 17, 2015

Copper Harbor – IMBA Epic Ride

There are multiple ways to spend all day riding Copper Harbor. For those who like a specified route, IMBA linked together the trails to create an Epic Trail (Copper Harbor Loop, Garden Brook, Woopidy Woo, Garden Brook, Blue Trail, Dza Beet, Here We Go, Ma Maki, Say Hello, Dza Beet, Simeh, De Deet, Red Trail, Clark Mine Road, Paul’s Plunge, John Lincoln Green, Manganese Road, Ma Maki, Der we Went, Stairway to Heaven, Copper Harbor

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Ride Like a Girl

Posted by admin on March 17, 2015

What does it mean to, “Ride like a girl?”

It is getting together on a warm summer morning for couple hours away from work, kids, significant others and the house to cut loose with a group of friends. It is taking the time to talk about relationships, recipes, bras and stuff that “knocks your socks off” and then falling into a fit of uncontrollable laughter and state “I bet the guys don’t do this on their rides.” It is sharing

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U.P. Youth Programs Flourish

Posted by admin on March 17, 2015

There are several opportunities for youth to get involved in mountain biking across the Upper Peninsula. Listed below are several of the programs offered in Marquette and Keweenaw counties. The descriptions were provided by the organizers directly or their website and Facebook pages.

Keweenaw Junior Mountain Biking, Houghton/Hancock

For over 10 years, the Keweenaw Junior Mountain Biking has been getting kids ages 8 to 18 out on the local trails. Supported by Portage Health with volunteers from Cross Country Sports, Keweenaw Trekkers

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Cyclocross

Posted by admin on March 17, 2015

Long before mountain bikes, stomach cyclists were pedaling beefed up road bikes through the mud. The sport is called cyclocross, cialis traditionally spelled cyclo-cross and modernly referred to as CX. Its roots go back to France in the early 1900s. Used by professional roadies to keep conditioned during the off season the traditional CX season starts in late September and can go into February.

Cyclocross races in the Upper Peninsula started to gain popularity around 2005 and have continued

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