Archive for June, 2011
By Jeni Jewell
Exhilarating. Exhausting. Relaxing. Demanding. It was all these things at once, like the sour and sweet in a glass of lemonade.
This week I tackled what I thought would be the toughest bike challenge for me so far: riding single track. While it was difficult to manuever the roots, rocks and shifting, single-track riding wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
Last summer we had a great time in Marquette.
We biked along the trail in town, stopping downtown, at parks, beaches. Wonderful, beautiful town. We’re coming back for the fireworks again this year.
Submitted by Carol Preston
Jack Ziegler rides the Benson Grade in South Marquette. Video Courtesy of Avery Eskelinen
The trails at Harlow State Park are in great shape. Ride and get ready for the 12 Hours of Potluck !
Submitted by Mary Connor
Friday, June 10, 2011 is Bike to Work Day in Marquette County, so strap on a helmet and head out the door a few minutes early to enjoy a two-wheeled commute to the office.
If you have a long commute, you can park and ride at this year’s Bike to Work Day Pit Stop, at the Marquette Mall on US-41. Free route maps and free healthy snacks will be available at the mall. Commuters can use the old railroad grade overpass to get to the city bike path, and then to work.
Check out this section of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail between Negaunee and Ishpeming.