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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

NTN Singletrack Membership Update

Dear Trail User, Despite the fact that many people have started to call 2014 the ‘year without a summer’ it has been a great year so far for those of us here in Marquette that love to use trails. The NTN has completed some great new trails highlighted by the Carp-EH-diem trail along the Carp River in the South Trail system and the Collinsville extension on the north side.  We also opened a dual slalom course, a new beginner to intermediate dirt jump trail and have continued to make upgrades to several of the free ride trails on the Benson

Join Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Celebration on September 20th

On Sat, September 20th, 906 Adventure Team, NTN Singletrack and RAMBA will host young riders, ages 6 to 16, for a youth mountain biking event. The ride is part of a nationwide celebration known as Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).   906 Adventure Team welcomes all local riders who want to have a fun day on their bikes. Here’s everything you need to know: All Youth Riders MUST be accompanied by an adult. All riders, Youth and Adults, must wear cycling appropriate helmets. The event will be held at the NTN

The Noquemanon Trail Network accepted as an IMBA Ride Center

The Noquemanon Trail Network accepted as an IMBA Ride Center As of August 2014, the International Mountain Bike Association has granted the NTN as a Bronze Level Ride Center! What this means for the NTN The designation of an IMBA Ride center is only given to large-scale mountain bike facilities which can offer something for every rider. It will allow the Upper Peninsula to be recognized as “destination-worthy” thus putting a spotlight on our trails and drawing in tourism. There are 16 other only Bronze Level destinations, The Noquemanon Trail Network accepted as an IMBA Ride Center As of August

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

Marquette Marathon Seeking Volunteers, August 30th

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS  Marquette Marathon August 30, 2014  – Labor Day Weekend Ishpeming-Negaunee-Marquette The Marquette Marathon is looking for 250 community members to volunteer for the 5th annual Boston Qualifier marathon. Help us support our runners and ensure a safe and spectacular race day! We are looking for individuals or groups interested in gaining service hours, advertising businesses/organizations or anyone interested in being a part of a weekend filled with fun and inspiration. We need volunteers for 3 days: Thursday, August 28th, Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30th. *Volunteers get a FREE Marquette Marathon volunteer t-shirt Aid stations                 Expo Crossing

Noquemanon Trails Network (NTN) advocates for improved non-motorized options

May 30, 2014 As part of its mission, the Noquemanon Trails Network (NTN) advocates for improved non-motorized options for residents of the area and visitors from across the State of Michigan and beyond. It is the NTN’s position that the Michigan DNR, as a fellow ‘trail provider’ best serves the non-motorized trail community by developing a plan that includes sustainable funding sources for its trail offerings. This is especially true for high cost trails such as Nordic skiing sites, which have ongoing grooming expenses. When asked by DNR representatives for input regarding a plan for sustainable funding for non-motorized trails,

Marquette Trailsfest Seeks Volunteers

Marquette Trailsfest Seeks Volunteers A great new event brought to you by the Noquemanon Trails Network.  The 2014 Marquette Trails Festival is scheduled for June 6th, 7th, & 8th. The events and races take place throughout the entire weekend, commencing at 5:30p.m. on Friday and coming to a close in the early afternoon in Sunday. The Trails Festival Race Committee is looking for anyone who is interested in helping up bring this amazing trails event to the Marquette community. Below there is a list of days, times and events where the Festival still needs volunteer support: Friday – June 6th

NOQUEMANON TRAIL NETWORK ANNUAL MEETING

The Noquemanon Trail Network will host their Annual Meeting at Lakeview Arena Citizen’s Forum Room on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 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 will be