Posted by Admin on August 4, 2018

submitted by Local Lines Guide Service

In the late fall of 2016, we were out for a ride and the topic of creating a mountain biking guide service came up. It turned out that we both had aspirations to do so for a while, but felt it was to much to take on alone. A partnership made sense and before the end of the year we decided to join forces and created a start-up business that became Marquette County’s first mountain bike guide service, Local Lines.

Our mission is to promote the adventure and enjoyment of mountain biking for locals and visitors. In Marquette County, we have a network of trail systems that include Marquette’s South trail and North trails, Ishpeming’s R.A.M.B.A. trail system, and the Harlow Lake Recreational Area trail system. The vastness of this county wide network and the diversity of trails can be intimidating for both local residents and visitors to the area. There are many trails within and between these systems that are not mapped, poorly marked, under appreciated, or infrequently ridden and we know the way.

Local Lines offers a full-service experience that includes rout planning, trail guiding, and biking handling skills that enable adventure seekers to enjoy, discover, and capture “the local experience” on these trails confidently and without the frustration of wasted time. Our goal is to provide an efficient and professional mountain bike experience that is both fun and safe. We plan rides with expert knowledge of the local trail systems combined with the patrons desires, skills, and time frame. We guide groups big and small with skill levels from beginner to expert on winter and summer bike trails.

Even the most experienced riders can improve their ability and enjoyment on a bike. Trained instructors offer skills clinics and coaching services to those wishing to improve their riding abilities. This service is also a component of our guided rides if desired.

We have a vested interest in the quality and protection of the various trails systems; as such we aim to maintain strong advocacy positions for this vital community resource.

Contact and booking

Tyler Gauthier and Doug Kozeluh

Email – locallinesguide@gmail.com

Web – www.locallinesguide.com

Phone – 906-362-7732 or 715-482-3684