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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

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

Kiwanis Club of Marquette, Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 8.

Kiwanis Club of Marquette, Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 8. Looking for volunteers to help as NTN is a grant recipient.  Thank you to Kiwanis of Marquette and Dr. Don:) The time would be from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with shifts from 11:00-12:30, 12:30 -2:00, and 1:30-3:00 PM at Lakeview Arena.  People can work the whole time or take a shift or if they need to overlap into another shift time, that is okay too (for example 12-1).   There will be work indoors and outdoors.  It does require standing the entire shift –helping in our food lines, walking around

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

2014 Big Bay Relay

Participate in Marquette’s spring tradition! The Big Bay Relay sponsored by Johnsons Superior Shoes and Jimmy Johns is set to take off on Saturday, May 17th 2014. In its 38th year the relay has been a tradition and a challenge. This year’s relay race (five person teams) will start at 8 a.m. and run from Marquette to Big Bay. In the past the race has brought in 50+ teams comprised of elite runners to a team of friends that just like to get out and have an adventure together. Divisions include: All female, all male and mixed team divisions, as