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Jeni Jewell

Busy Summer on the Range

Posted on June 26, 2014 under News & Events

Two spectacular trail systems less than ten miles apart.  It’s a rider’s dream and in Marquette County a reality; miles of rideable trails in both the east and western parts of the County.  The Noquemanon Trail Network’s North and South Trails are expanding as fast as we here at Bike Marquette can write about them, [...]


Jeni Jewell

The Marquette Trails Festival kicks off this weekend on the Noquemanon Trail Network South Trails.  There are 11 events for adults and three for kids over the three day weekend, with social gatherings both Friday and Saturday night. I spoke with Organizer Lyle Vanderschaaf today about how the event is shaping up. Marquette Trails Festival [...]


Jeni Jewell

Fresh pavement shouldering pristine wilderness in Marquette County. Sound like a good road bike route? We thought so.  New wider shoulders – four feet – hug County Road 550 the entire way from Marquette to Big Bay.In the past some sections were without shoulders.   Crews are still finishing some road widening near Big Bay. [...]


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Clear and Cold Cinema’s, Cold Rolled was featured at Mountainfilm  in Telluride, Colorado over Memorial Day weekend. The short film was shown three times during the five day event.  Mountainfilm touts filmmaker Aaron Peterson as the first to capture the recent bike phenomenon of fat biking on film.  Cold Rolled features the Noquemanon Trail Network South [...]


Jeni Jewell

It’s the warmest time of summer… and that means the warmest time for Lake Superior. The possibilities surrounding the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic weekend have always been adventurous, from camping to swimming, hiking, biking and exploring. This year promises to be even more exciting as two back-to-back race weekends include a stay and [...]


Looking for a place to spin your wheels this summer? Marquette County has a variety of biking events from June through August. Don’t worry if fall riding is your thing cyclocross is also a major Marquette County staple from September through December. Marquette Trails Festival Downhill and Enduro racing in and around Marquette Mountain on [...]


Jeni Jewell

It seems like the never ending winter. Blanketing many parts of the Northeast, Northwest and Midwest, the white stuff still litters meterological forecasts in the days ahead. And in Michigan’s Marquette County hundreds of inches have already fallen this winter. That means the woods are still thick with the stuff – 37 inches in some [...]


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Videotaping, mapping – putting it all together. The staff at Trail Genius spent many hours riding trails in Marquette County last fall and winter mapping singletrack, city bike path and an inter-community recreation pathway. If you’re as excited about Spring and Summer riding as we are, check out the Trail Genius virtual rides, brought to [...]


Jeni Jewell

As temperatures hovered around zero for both days of snow bike racing in Marquette County over the weekend, riders lined up undeterred by the bone chilling course conditions for the Noquemanon World Championship Snow Bike Race and the Wild Side of the Noque 24k Snow Bike Race.  60 riders participated in the third year of [...]


Jeni Jewell

For the third year riders will line up fat bikes the day of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon and race the 50 kilometer course from Ishpeming to the Dome at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, as part of the Noquemanon World Championship Snow Bike Race. The riders, who start early in the afternoon after skiers have [...]


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