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

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

New Year Thank You from Single Track

As we start the New Year in 2013 I would like to take a final chance to say THANK YOU to all the businesses that supported the singletrack mission in 2012: First we got significant grants from the following: CCI Foundation Marquette Country Conven. and Visitors Bureau Plum Creek Foundation Marquette Community Foundation Midway Rental and Sales The following also joined as business patrons: Advanced Center for Orthopedics Bell Financial Blackrocks Brewery Border Grill Casa Calabria Cedar Motor Inn Citizens Bank Classic Auto Collision Donkkers Down Wind Sports Fassbender Funeral Home Fraco Inc. Getz’s Graybill & Mead Holiday Inn Holmsewn

Trail User Policy

Trail User Policy A goal of the NTN is to give every non-motorized user of our trails the best possible outdoor experience.  To this end we believe that different types of users should be separated wherever possible.  Accordingly, we as a Board have designated usage on various trails consistent with the terrain and member needs. At this time we are unable to completely separate snow bikes, skiers, snowshoes, dogs, and traditional skiers, so we need to share different portions of the trails.  Future trail segments to allow for separate users will be developed as money for construction and landowner permission

2012 Single Track Season “Thank you”

Dear Singletrack Supporter, With our first snowfall of the season in the books, our trail building season is nearing the end.  The singletrack committee is proud of what we were able to accomplish this year: ~We kept 2 crews in the woods building trail all summer; one on the south trails and one on the new north trail system.  Each crew was led by a volunteer who was typically putting in 30+ hours of week.   They also had paid trail workers putting in 20-50 hours per week.  The NTN has paid almost $20,000 in wages for our workers this year