Keweenaw Chain Drive participants cross the Portage Lift Bridge on their way to the Maasto Hiihto / Churning Rapids Trails in Hancock. (Keweenaw Now file photo)
HANCOCK -- Early check-in / registration for the Portage Health Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival 16- and 32-Mile Races will be available from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 15, at 1102 Ethel Ave. in Hancock (Corner across from Keweenaw Co-op). This is a chance to pickup your bib/swag bag early or register if you haven't already.
The Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival mountain bike race on Saturday, June 18, includes 16- and 32-mile point-to-point cross-country distance races on the Maasto Hiihto / Churning Rapids Trails in Hancock. The course includes miles of single track and lots of elevation change. Distance events will begin with a 10 a.m. roll-out at the Magnuson Hotel - Franklin Square Inn, at the east end of Shelden Avenue in downtown Houghton. The finish will be at the Portage Health parking lot in Hancock. Awards will be given at the finish area at 2:30 p.m.
Thank you for checking in early because it helps relieve some of the pressure of registration on Friday/Saturday. It also helps you avoid the chaos of Friday's parade and/or gives you less to do on Saturday morning.
The Cross County Sports pre-ride of the 16-mile course starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, from the bottom of Cemetery Hill on M203. Stop by after your ride!
Kids line up for the 2010 Junior Chain Drive at Portage Health. (Keweenaw Now file photo © 2010 Kate Flynn)
The Junior Chain Drive Registration is on Saturday only from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Portage Health. The Junior Chain Drive race, for youth 13 and under, kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Portage Health System campus in Hancock.
Click here for online registration. Click here for more information about the races, the schedule and other registration times.