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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 (cbleck@miningjournal.net) , 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

Ski and Shoe for the Cure! Saturday, March 15th 10am-1pm

Ski and Shoe for the Cure!   Saturday, March 15th 10am-1pm Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Research, Forestville Trail Head ~ 5k ski and 2k snowshoe ~Pre-registration not required; just show up! ~Registration starts 10am, event starts 11am ~ Cost: $25 includes day pass to Forestville, lunch, raffle tickets, and donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ~ Silent auction and raffle ~ Limited amount of rental equipment available For more information, questions, or directions  contact Erin at:skiandshoeforthecure@gmail.com Ski N Shoe Flyer 2014 Hi everyone! My name is is Erin Mahaney and I would like to invite you to be part of a great fundraising

Grooming Equipment Decoder Ring

All of the below pieces of equipment pale in comparison to the indispensable “Volunteer”.  These poor souls have some sort of flaw that makes them go out at all hours and drive the above in an attempt to produce corduroy for our enjoyment.  An experienced groomer will know which piece of equipment is best for the job.  In addition, they will know the little tricks such as, how deep to set the teeth on the Ginzu or how fast to go if setting classic tracks or if packing is needed before grooming.  Grooming the trails from Forestville to Co Rd

Grooming February 28, 2014

Greetings NTN Members; February 28, 2014  Today’s grooming report is brought to you by “YOUR NAME COULD BE HERE. As you can see from the missing picture, today’s report is without a sponsor.  The NTN receives no government support and rely on contributions.  Without  the support of contributions we would not have the excellent skiing we enjoy. So, if you want to see your name here, it is not too late.  We can get the photographer out at a moment’s notice.  I should add, there are a few sponsors not feted as of press time due to poor photographic talents.  Given

Ski and Shoe for the Cure! Saturday, March 15th 10am-1pm

Ski and Shoe for the Cure!   Saturday, March 15th 10am-1pm Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Research, Forestville Trail Head ~ 5k ski and 2k snowshoe ~Pre-registration not required; just show up! ~Registration starts 10am, event starts 11am ~ Cost: $25 includes day pass to Forestville, lunch, raffle tickets, and donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ~ Silent auction and raffle ~ Limited amount of rental equipment available For more information, questions, or directions  contact Erin at:skiandshoeforthecure@gmail.com   Ski N Shoe Flyer 2014