Summer



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

NOQUEMANON TRAIL NETWORK ANNUAL MEETING

  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

NOQUEMANON TRAIL NETWORK EXPANDS WITH PURCHASE OF SILENT SPORTS TRAIL EASEMENT AND 40 ACRE TRAILHEAD

Easement on Plum Creek land ensures permanent recreation access for thousands of residents and visitors The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) today announced that it has purchased nearly 10 miles of silent sports trail easements plus a 40-acre parcel of land in Marquette County from Plum Creek Timber Company, thanks to funding awarded by the Eagle Mine Community Fund. The 40-acre fee purchase, which surrounds the County Road 510 Trailhead, connects the trail easements including the Ore to Shore route and a bypass trail near the 23K mark to the 18K mark on the Noquemanon.  An additional easement was purchased from the

Statement on Water Situation

We believe fresh potable water is essential for the health of our members and visitors and the future growth of the Network.   Adequate water to drink and operate bathroom facilities is undeniably important. A water storage system that is professionally designed would ease the pressure on our well during peak activities. A water well was drilled at the Forestville facility using all of the currently available technology in 2011. Unfortunately, after more than $14,000 of expense, the maximum flow achieved was 3 gallons per hour. We found early–on that the well would run dry after only small number of flushes

A Thank You from a Community Member

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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.  

Equipment Inventory Manager

NTN Membership: 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.  Please call or email Jon Mommaerts (226-8711 or jm@mqtfp.com) if you are interested.  Modest compensation will be considered.

NTN Merchandise

The NTN office is busting with leftover single track clothing–let us know if you’d like one of the listed items! Black button up with green NTN logo — (small medium and large) orange t shirt with NTN logo — (small and medium) Men’s grey t with NTN logo — (small medium large and extra large) Women’s grey t with NTN logo — (medium and extra large) Womens white longsleeve t with green NTN logo (large and extra large) Men’s white t with green NTN logo — (medium and extra large) Blue t shirt with NTN logo — (youth large and

Neat note: we built 16 wooden structures totaling roughly 220′!!!

With snow in the forecast its time to do our “year in review” photo blast of the past. See Facebook page for the photos, this was too good not to add to the website)   It has been a great year filled with amazing projects! Here are some of them (not in order) : Huge Carp river valley clean-up. Annual spring trail clean-up The annual “Dirt-ball” fun-raiser. Carp bridge install (annual). Carpe Eh Diem xc. New DS course. Marquette Trail Fest. Many FR upgrades. 1 over under xc/fr 2 huck overs, fr over xc. Continuation of Collinsville Cut xc. Smiley