News & Features

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

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Biking on Top of the Bay-Munising

Posted by Admin on July 20, 2018

submitted by the Munising Bay Trail Network

Superior Air! Da Play Zone! If you haven’t heard these “trail” names mentioned by fellow mountain bikers yet, it won’t be long before you do. The Munising Mountain Bike Park is getting great feedback from those who have hit the trails after they heard the news of the expansion of the Bike Park. If you have a great trail, it must have a name. Something that can be shared with others as they share

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Live & Ride, Marquette-MI

Posted by Admin on July 7, 2018

By Lori Hauswirth, Executive Director, Noquemanon Trail Network, feature photo by Aaron Peterson

The year was 2001 and Marquette, Michigan is recognized in Bike Magazine as a Top 5 Place to Live and Ride. When determining the top 5 places factors sited included quality of riding, riding season, job market, affordable housing, and cycling culture. In 2001, Marquette was already on the map for all of the above. Flash forward 17 years. Is Marquette still a Top Place to Live and

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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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