An Ice Cream Thank you!

Greetings NTN Members, An Ice Cream Thank you! What an exceptional 4th of July Weekend!  The weekend was long, the weather was great and ice creams sales were up from last year. The funds raised with volunteer scooping skills has topped out at over $7,000.  The Exchange Club receives 20% for their organization and Jilberts Dairy has been paid for the goods, so all in all, the 2013 Food Fest was a great success. We had over 50 volunteers, without the people named below we could not have delivered to the long lines of people. Thank you to all and

Ore to Shore Gearing Up: Volunteer Opportunites

July is here, which means race prep is in full steam for the Marquette General 2013 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic to be held on Saturday, August 10. Last year’s race was a huge success, record numbers, thanks in part to all of the volunteers who so generously gave their time and talents to a wonderful community event. Help us to continue this tradition of outstanding community involvement.  We have over 1400 racers registered as of today. Volunteer Positions Needed: (Two hour volunteer blocks are preferred) (  )   Thurs Bag Stuffing 6pm    (  )   Fri Registration 6 pm -9pm

Happy 4th of July Week!

Happy 4th of July Week! I hear Food Fest is gearing up and it is bigger and better than last year. The NTN still has volunteer positions to serve Ice Cream as a fundraiser for our wonderful trails. Key shifts to be filled are for Friday, July 5th Two people from 4-6 pm Five people from 6-8 pm Four people from 8-10:30 pm Sign up as a group of friends or a family and support trails in our community. Have a safe and happy holiday. The NTN

Summer Fun!

Food Fest Volunteering Volunteers are needed for Food Fest Fun!  4th of July, is coming soon! The NTN is looking for volunteers for two hour shifts, scooping Jilbert’s Ice Cream at Food Fest. The busiest shifts where we need the most volunteers are on: Wednesday, July 3rd from 4-6pm and 8-10:30 pm. Thursday, July 4th from 4-6pm and 8-10:30 pm. Friday, July 5th from 4-6pm and 8-10:30 pm. Day shifts are also open from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. Keep in mind the shifts are only two hours and your volunteer time extends to the grooming of the ski trails

Twin Peaks Cancelled

Dear Members, It is with great regret that I am announcing the cancellation of the NTN Twin Peaks run this coming Saturday.  As of yesterday, Memorial Day, we had eight pre-registrations, normally I would be in the 40+ range.  The goal of the race has always been to raise money for the NTN’s single-track mission.  With expenses usually running $500, it does not take a CPA to realize that we would have been doing the opposite. There were some minor delays in getting our flyers and online registration up and running this year but I think the main culprit is

The Noquemanon Trail Network will host their Annual Meeting at Lakeview Arena Citizen’s Forum Room on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 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

The NTN Twin Peaks Trail Run is set for Saturday June 1st, 2013

The NTN Twin Peaks Trail Run is set for Saturday June 1st, 2013 this year. Both the 1/2 marathon and 5K races start at high noon at the South Marquette Trailhead located off or HWY 553. . This is the fourth year for the Twin Peaks Challenge and the event continues to grow and evolve. The grassroots race is as unique as it is challenging. Tibetan prayer flags fly above the starting line and each one of the summits that the half marathoners climb has a cowbell that must be rung to avoid disqualification. If you are new to trail

NTN Forestville Trails-Year in Review 2012-2013

NTN Forestville Trails-Year in Review 2012-2013 As we approach April there is still an abundance of snow to enjoy. It has been a wonderful winter from many perspectives. The following are just a few highlights. Members make the whole organization possible. Your donations, volunteerism and passion for the outdoors keep the NTN growing. This year we added many new members to our total membership of more than 1000. Trail Builders are the individuals, families and businesses who give at least $500 each year to allow us to build new trails, purchase needed equipment and hire our staff. We have 37

Dirtball is April 27th

Join us Saturday, April 27th for a celebration of mountain biking Marquette style. 324 N Third St, Marquette 9am Casual Mountain Bike Ride (ride canceled due to snow) 12-4pm NTN/Blackrocks “DIRTBALL” $25 Tickets Include: Custom Pint Glass Live Music Food All Proceeds Go Toward Trail Development Tickets are Available At: At the Door NTN Cell (906) 235-6861 Facebook NTN Page Bike Raffle 2013 Giant Simple 3 Cruiser $10 tickets available at the door Raffle Winner Will be Announced at Blackrocks

NTN Grooming Report, 3.22.13

Forestville: Last night we groomed and tracked the Noque to 16k, animoosh, chiwaji, waaban, muckwa, gookookoo, and the inner loops. Bagwaji, migizi, and Noque to 510 have nice track with 1-2″ of fluffy snow. Thank the land owners: Skiers are reminded that most of NTN’s trails are on private property and we ski at the pleasure of the owners. Most trails are designated as non-motorized at the request of the land owner. Some areas, however, are on access routes for the land owner’s property. If you see them, be sure to say “thank you”. Grooming priorities: Ideally we would have