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

A Luddite Grooming Report

A Luddite’s Grooming Report No special reason for the picture, just a nice summer day. I wear some monikers with honor, or, at least tolerance.  However, the term Luddite is problematic.  As either of my technology challenged readers must know, Ned Ludd was the fictional character that railed against the rise of technology in 18th century London.   They feared the rise of technology would doom their livelihood and that of all workers. The skilled weavers blamed Edmund Cartwright for inventing the power loom in 1785.  Of course the real invention was the flying shuttle in 1733 but John Kay escaped

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


  The Noquemanon Trail Network will host their Annual Meeting at Lakeview Arena Citizen’s Forum Room on Wednesdat, May 20, 2015, at 6:30pm. The (NTN) Noquemanon Trail Network is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 non-profit  organization dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of non motorized trails. The primary users of the trails include: cross country skiers, mountain bikers, runners, hikers, equestrians and paddlers.  The member supported network receives no governmental support and relies on memberships and charitable donations to do it work. A brief overview of the state of the organization will be followed by a regular board meeting. Refreshments

A Thank You from a Community Member

Sharing to all those people out there that help make the NTN trails what they are today. Thank you also to the biker that sent this great letter. It is not every day you get a letter like this.  

NTN Year in Review Summer 2014

What do you think of when the Noquemanon Trail Network is mentioned? Snow? Ski Marathon? Winter? Well, it’s not just a winter organization anymore. Although some of us called the summer of 2014 the “summer that wasn’t”, the mountain biking team of the NTN was hard at work in the forests around Marquette. A new trail was built near the Carp River in the South Trails System, aptly named “Carp-EH-diem”. In the northern section, near the Board of Light and Power off of Wright St., an extension of the wildly popular Collinsville Trail was constructed. The inaugural Marquette Trail Festival

Two Noquemanon Trail Network Work Bees to choose from:

Two Noquemanon Trail Network Work Bees to choose from: NTN Single Track We are quickly (and sadly) approaching the end of “fall” With this comes the need to clean up the trails so we can ride (no, rip) the trails right up to and into winter.  We are scheduling a MASSIVE leaf clean up for this coming Wednesday the 22nd @ 5:00at the South Trail parking lot. Bring your rake. If you cannot make it at 5, but still want to help, contact the NTN office and we can try to save a section for you! Perhaps your favorite section!!!

Noquemanon Ski Marathon is gearing up for its 17th year!

September 19, 2014  For Immediate Release Marquette, MI – Mark your calendars for January 23rd-25th–The Noquemanon Ski Marathon is gearing up for its 17th year! Not even a polar vortex can stop us from making this year’s race bigger and better than ever. We would like to announce our NEW title Sponsor, Upper Peninsula Chevy Dealers, with major sponsors Marquette General Hospital and mBank.  Thank you to our community businesses for your new and continued support.   This year’s Noquemanon will also feature a new lycra race bib, new course improvements and the elimination of the Saturday Snow Bike event. Our

For Immediate Release: Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic Volunteers Needed

N E W S   R E L E A S E –                             August is just around the corner, which means last minute logistics are underway for the Marquette General 2014 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic to be held on Saturday, August 9.  Last year’s race was a huge success, thanks in part to all of the volunteers who so generously gave their time and talents to a wonderful community event.  If there is any way you could help us get some last minute volunteers we would be so grateful! Below are some examples of what we need

Harbor Fest Volunteering 2014

Volunteers are needed for Harbor Fest Fun!  4th of July, is coming soon. The NTN is looking for volunteers for two hour shifts, scooping Jilbert’s Ice Cream at Harbor Fest.  Tons of summer fun down at Lower Harbor! Thank you volunteering for the 2013; the donation of your time and customer service talent helped the NTN raise over $6,000. Would you be interested in volunteering again this year?   The busiest shifts where we need the most volunteers are on: Thursday from 4-8pm.  Friday after the parade at 2pm and before the fireworks at 10pm and Saturday evening from 4-8pm.  Day