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Season Race Kickoff

Posted by Admin on June 11, 2018

The 3rd Annual Keweenaw Tread Fest being held at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan on June 16 & 17. There are options for all riders including a 9-mile, 14-mile, 29-mile and youth events.

The races will feature the flow trail “Just Mite” with the 25 mile race taking riders on additional loops of singletrack and the flow trail “Don’t Think.” The cash prize money and podium spots will be dependent on the number of racers. Youth racers will ride

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Start the Cycle

Posted by Admin on May 22, 2018

(Article submitted by the Start the Cycle)

The Start The Cycle Bike Team, now beginning their 6th season, has a lot to be proud of. Having competed in 5 Ore To Shore races, all 4 of the 906 Polar Roll fat tire bike races, all 3 of the Iron Range Rolls, 2 Winter NTN Wild Side fat tire bike races and 2 CycloCross events, all together we have had over 150 finish line crossings. 2018 is gearing up to be our

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Getting Kids on Bikes

Posted by Admin on May 8, 2018

906 Adventure Team: Shaping youth one pedal stroke at a time

Few things embody childhood, independence, and the drive to reach beyond our current capabilities more than riding a bike. In a sense, bikes have always been a catalyst in shaping many of us as individuals as we experienced our first taste of freedom in choosing which roads or trails to take.

Building upon this youthful love of cycling and the desire to shape kids into healthier and more balanced individuals, 906

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UPMTB HOF

Posted by Admin on April 7, 2018

The notion of a U.P. Mountain Bike Hall of Fame isn’t new. It’s been tossed around for a few seasons. Chatted up in bike shops, mentioned at race events and discussed over beers at many local breweries.

The concept came up again while the core group of individuals who contribute to UPMTB started making plans for the 20th anniversary last fall. At the time, it was discussed that we should print a story of the Top 20 Influential People who have

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Tread Fest Returns for 2017

Posted by Admin on April 25, 2017

The Keweenaw Tread Fest is a new mountain biking event being held at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan on June 17. There are options for all riders including a two lap race (~25 miles), one lap race (~12 miles) and youth events.

The 12 and 25 mile races will feature the flow trail “Just Mite” with the 25 mile race taking riders on additional loops of singletrack and the flow trail “Don’t Think.” The cash prize money and podium

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Kick up Your Heels: Season 2017 is Here!

Posted by Admin on April 4, 2017

Yes folks, Season 2017 is here! And why you ask is that significant?

It marks the 20th Anniversary of UPMTB aka U.P. Mountain Bike, first launched in the spring of 1997. Published in a 3rd floor apartment on Spruce Street in Marquette, by Dave Ollila & Meredith Ammons Ollila, things haven’t changed much other than the main office has moved to a basement in Negaunee.

Based on the idea of unifying the mountain bike culture and events across the Upper Peninsula, UPMTB

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Think Snow!

Posted by Admin on November 15, 2016

List of links and dates for 2017 Snow Bike Races in the Upper Peninsula:
(Race information has been provided by organizational websites)

Noque Snow Bike Race, January 29
Featuring a 20k Snow bike race on trail only available to snowbikes during the Noquemanon Wildside events. Race course starts and finishes at the Forestville Trailhead on Sunday morning.

Polar Roll Fat Bike Race, February 17-18
30-Mile Roll — Get the full experience of Marquette County groomed singletrack. Starting in Ishpeming, Michigan you will ride R.A.M.B.A.’s SBT (Snow-Bike-Trail). Ride

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2016 Race Season Hotsheet

Posted by Admin on June 8, 2016

Summer is getting underway and the events are stacking up like cord wood. Get ready to heat things up with race events from now until the snow flies again.

Summer 2016: Lake Superior Gravity Series & Marquette Gravity Sessions — gravity fueled races from enduro to downhill, even using chairlifts from time to time

June 18: Keweenaw Tread Fest, Houghton — cross country races on the Michigan Tech Trails, youth races start at 10am, short and long races start at 12 noon.

June 24-26: Marquette Trails

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2016 Print Edition

Posted by Admin on May 13, 2016

The original mountain bike zine showcasing events and trails across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan hit a bench mark this week with the 20th printing. Started in 1997 by Dave Ollila and Meredith Ammons-Ollila, the annual print kicks off the mountain bike season by providing a comprehensive list of events, club contacts and enough trailhead locations to keep even the most dedicated mountain biker chasing ribbons of dirt the entire summer.

Distribution will be on-going through the month of May. Checkout UPMTB

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