2019 June 30, Un-Grooming Report and 4th of July Ice Cream Scooping Opportunities

2019 June 30, Un-Grooming Report and 4th of July Ice Cream Scooping Opportunities I know at least half of you don’t want me to post ramblings unless they show true wit and insight.  The other one has a spam filter.  However, regardless the evidence, I agree with a great grooming report writer’s quip; “brevity is the soul of wit”. To that end I will get right to the point.   There are still open spots in the ice cream scooping schedule.  No less a heavy hammer than Cary admonished me for failing to fill the scooping slots. Forgetting there are

Not a Grooming Report July 2018

July Grooming Report (see explanation as to why this is called a “Grooming Report” below. Forestville Festival 2018 is coming!  Don’t miss your chance to volunteer.  See important Grooming Report conditions below! It is hard (for us really old people) to imagine it has been almost 50 years since Max Yasgur uttered those now famous lines that began, “I’m a Farmer.”  Of course, Mr. Yasgur was far more than a farmer.  He was really a great man and not just a foot note to one of the iconic events of the 20th century.  Max envisioned what we have created almost

Not a grooming report

Definitely NOT a Grooming Report Being in the middle of the three months without any U.P. skiing, the 4th of July ice cream scooping event should not get in the way of anyone’s OD training skis.  Granted, there is a plethora of activities one can enjoy in July but none as thrilling and rewarding as scooping ice cream at the food fest. For the uninitiated, the Noquemanon Trails Network is the ice cream scooping charity group for each year’s 4th of July festival at Marquette’s Mattson Harbor Park.  Revelers can sample Jilbert’s delicious ice cream from noon to close at

Not a grooming report May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018;   Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture shows that it is not too late for you to enter the “last ski of the season” contest. This is not a Grooming Report:  I understand one of the hotly debated topics among both grooming report readers is; where do grooming report writers “summer”?  Well, first of all, I am not one of those people that use winter or summer as a verb (although I was thinking of autumn-ing in the south of France this year).  More importantly, as my father always said, “why go anywhere; we’re already here”.  I

Grooming March 15, 2018

Thank You Members: Today’s report is coming at you from the NTN office as Sondo is on the road (at least that’s what we’ve been told). Since we are in charge of today’s report, we thought it would be a great opportunity to thank each and every one of you for supporting our mission   to develop and maintain an interconnected, year-round, non-motorized land and water trail network in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It’s a big mission that has been moving forward through the passion and commitment of our extended trails community. If you aren’t already a member, and are enjoying the

Hope Starts Here Challenge, May 13, 2017

Comprised of several events, the River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC). The UMBTC is a collaborative effort between UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and the Superior Health Foundation. Its mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumor through advocacy, research, education and treatment. To register click here

Laurie Neldberg Weesen Gets Interviewed on “The Ryan Report”

Don sits down with Laurie Neldberg Weesen of the Noquemanon Trail Network.

The Upper Peninsula Health System Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic will be celebrating its 16th year on Saturday, August 8th!

  The Upper Peninsula Health System Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic will be celebrating its 16th year on Saturday, August 8th! What started as a mere 480 racers has grown to well over 2,500–breaking records we never thought possible! This year, we are expecting an even more impressive turnout. The O2S is a point-to-point race, with riders gearing up at the start line in historic Negaunee, where in 1844 iron ore was first discovered in the Superior region. This epic 48 Mile course travels through Ishpeming, past towering head frames from underground mining, then moves north into the beautiful

IMBA Bike Summit in Marquette, MI, June 12-14 and keynote speaker Gary Fisher

  Dear NTN Members and Marquette Community, You are invited to join IMBA Upper Midwest, IMBA Great Lakes and keynote speaker Gary Fisher for an epic mountain bike summit in Marquette, MI, June 12-14. If you are seeking to broaden your connections within the mountain bike community, grow your knowledge base to advance local mountain bike efforts and simply enjoy exploring the variety of excellent trails that make up an IMBA Ride Center, this is the event for you! Bring the whole family, as there are many activities in the greater Upper Peninsula for all ages. Consider including a trip to another IMBA

NTN Professional Opportunities

NTN Events Equipment Manager The NTN Events Committee is actively seeking someone that could assist in managing its equipment inventory. The main events are the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic, Marquette Marathon, Marquette Trails Fest and the Marquette Ultra 50. The job requires checking equipment in and out, and making sure it is in good working order. Expectation of time is 1-2 hours per event plus another 4-5 hours throughout the year when equipment is rented out. Modest compensation will be considered. 2015 Summer Internship Opportunity The Noquemanon Trail Network is looking for a summer intern