Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ride the Keweenaw offers mountain biking, special events May 24, 25, 26

COPPER HARBOR -- It's time for the second annual Ride the Keweenaw Weekend -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday -- May 24, 25 and 26. Meant to highlight the great mountain bike trails in the Keweenaw, this event covers four trail systems: Copper Harbor, Michigan Tech, Churning Rapids and Swedetown Trails.

Winding up Woopidy-Woo on the side of Brockway Mountain in Copper Harbor. (Photo © Chuck Haney and courtesy Keweenaw Adventure Company.)  

The weekend kicks off TOMORROW, Friday, with the IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Great Lakes Mountain Bike Summit at the Mountain Lodge up in Copper Harbor. This is a chance to network with national and regional trail advocate, and learn more about trail development throughout the Keweenaw.

Friday evening informal social gatherings will be held at the Keweenaw Brewing Company in Houghton and at Mariner North, Copper Harbor.

Saturday sees three guided group rides starting at the Tech Trails in the morning, Churning Rapids around lunch and Swedetown in the afternoon.

Saturday evening offers Live music headlined by "On the Fritz," micro-brews and socializing in the Copper Harbor Park

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Sunday offers a day of events in Copper Harbor. Guided group rides for all levels will be available at all locations. Registration is required for Friday's Summit and Sunday's fundraising dinner, but ALL OTHER EVENTS ARE FREE TO PARTICIPANTS. There will also be plenty clinics, music and socializing all weekend long.

Visit the Copper Harbor Trails Club Web site for the complete schedule.

The Keweenaw Adventure Company's Shuttle Service begins Sunday, May 25. Click here for information. 

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