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


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

Trail Fest Seeks Volunteers

Marquette Trailsfest June 6,7 & 8, 2014 The Trail Fest race committee is actively seeking anyone who is interested in helping at any one of the races, parties, aid stations or information booths to help us throw this amazing, community inspired event. The 2014 Trails Festival is a combination of the XC Mountain Bike race, the downhill, the Dual Slalom race, the Enduro, several youth races, trail runs and trail tours. We have volunteer positions that involve riding the trails, going on hikes and tour rides with participants, timing for the races, help cleaning up and at the registration tables.

Big Bay Relay, this Saturday, May 17th.

  Attention Big Bay Relay Teams  You may pick up your teams t-shirts, Friday evening, May 16th from 6:30-7:30 pm at Johnson’s Superior Shoes on N. Third Street in Marquette or the morning of the event at the Kaufman Sports Complex.  Saturday morning, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time to check in with the starter, pick up your t-shirts, have your whole team sign the waiver and receive any last minute instructions. The starting line is on Hawley Street, in Marquette by the Kaufman Sports Complex entrance. New this year we are sending teams out in 1 minute

Invasive Feces Cleanup Moved to May 3rd, 9:00 am.

We have evaluated the trails and are sad to say that it is just too wet to scoop and dispose of invasive feces properly tomorrow. We will cancel tomorrows plans and reschedule for next Saturday, May 3rd at 9 am. Will will be following the original plans. See ya at Dirtball at the Dog booth. The DIRTBALL Trail ride has also been cancelled as snow is still on the trails. More info below. Invasive feces Volunteers to get errant dog poop in group along Noque trail April 18, 2014 CHRISTIE BLECK – Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

Dirtball is Saturday, April 26th

Join us for a celebration of trails Marquette style. NEW for 2014: we are moving the event to the Blackrocks Cannery at 950 W. Washington St. Sat 9am – Trail Work Bee Sat 12pm – Casual Mountain Bike Ride (weather dependent) Sat 4 – 8pm – NTN / Blackrocks Dirtball Tickets are $25 Includes: Custom Pint Glass, Live Music (Frank An Da Beans), Food (Border Grill) All proceeds go to trail development. Tickets are available at: At the door (Blackrocks Cannery 4-8pm) All local bike shops NTN Cell (906) 235-6861 Facebook – NTN Singletrack Page Special Raffle: 2013 Salsa Mukluk

NTN Strategic Plan Initiatives 2014-2020

Noquemanon Trails Network Strategic Initiatives 2014-2020 Below is a compilation of bullet points that represent the Noquemanon Trails Network’s strategic priorities for the next several years. To achieve these goals requires collaboration and insight from our partners at local municipalities and development organizations. We hope you will take a few minutes to familiarize yourself and colleagues with the document. It may act as an aide to planning the future of our unique and beautiful region. Please let us know your ideas for how we can work together. Our contact information is located at the bottom of the letterhead. In addition

510-550 Nordic Vortex Shuttle & Ski – Saturday, March 22, 2014

510-550 Nordic Vortex  Shuttle & Ski  What:  First annual “Nordic Vortex” (ski, eat, socialize) Where: The Noquemanon Trail from 510 to Tourist Park When: Depart 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22 from the NTN Tourist Park trailhead on CR 550. Why: It is almost spring! Do we need a better reason to go skiing? A once a year opportunity to ski the Noque from 24K to 3K without arranging a ride! ________________________________________________________ Details: At 10 a.m. a bus will pick-up skiers and gear at the Tourist Park trailhead. We’ll shuttle skiers to our County Road 510 trailhead then ski from 510 down