Summer Event



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

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2014

Funny Honey Bear                         February 15 Marquette Trail Festival                June 6,7,8 ( National Trails Day) Ore to Shore                                   August 8,9 Marquette Trail 50/Ultra               August 15,16 Marquette Marathon                      August 29,30 XTERRA Triathlon                       September 12,13

Snowball Update and Biking Survey in Michigan

Noquemanon Trail Network Plans 9th Annual Snowball Benefit Join us for a night of winter celebration!  Make your holiday party the NTN Snow-Ball this year, featuring outstanding food from Tu Kaluthia, silent/live auction items, excellent music and community friends. The Snow Ball will also be presenting the world premiere of Cold Rolled:  A Marquette Snow biking film produced by Salsa Bike and Aaron Peterson Photography on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Peter White Public Library from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.   Imagine at the same time you are seeing this premier video and celebrating the snow with friends, you are contributing

NTN Recieve Grant to Purchase Trail Easement

Marquette, MI.  – The Noquemanon Trail Network Council (NTN) is entering into an agreement to purchase a 100 foot wide trail easement and approximately 40 acres of land from Plum Creek with local funding received from the Cliffs Natural Resources/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund. In summary, this easement covers the entire length of the MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon and MGHS Ore To Shore race routes, as they sit on Plum Creek land.  In addition, the 40 acre lot is on County Road 510, the western existing trail head for the Noquemanon Trail Network which doubles as the staging area

Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro is this Sunday, 9/29 at 10am.

The first Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro is this Sunday, 9/29 at 10am.   The race will utilize some of the best trails in the South Trail system and will be headquartered at the Heartwood Trailhead on Hwy 553. Enduro Mountain Bike Racing is a new format that appeals to cross country riders, downhill racers and trail riders equally.  In this format racers ride the course at their own pace, with only a few segments timed.  The best part– the timed segments are usually primarily descents and the most fun parts of the ride and the uphill grinds can be done

Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct 5th

The Noquemanon Trail Network in conjunction with the International Mountain Biking Association will be hosting Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct 5th at the South Trailhead on M553.  Rain date set for October 6, 2013, same times, same place. Starting at 1:00 there will be games, contests, and prizes. Group rides for varying abilities will begin at 2:30 pm. Parent permission and helmets are required. 1:00- 1:30 Register and free ride time 1:30 -2:30 Games and contest at the trailhead 2:30 -3:30 Group rides on the South Trails (all abilities) 3:30 – 4:00 Snacks and Prizes 4:00 Free riding

Valley Spur Pizza Fundraiser

Hello fellow skiers: We will be working with the Cooking Carberrys at the pizza oven for a fundraiser. We have been given the following dates to fill with volunteer help: August 15th, 20th and 27th. We need help starting at 4:00 pm at Bay Shore Park setting up, rolling out dough, making pizzas, selling pizzas and cleaning up. These are great nights to work the oven during Farmers Market and Music in the Park. The funds that we receive will go towards infrastructure needs (garage for our grooming equipment) at Valley Spur. This is your opportunity to help us out at

Fun Upcoming Events and Updates for NTN SingleTrack

Fun Upcoming Events and Updates for NTN SingleTrack 1) Singletrack Work Bee scheduled for THIS Saturday, 7/27.  9:30am.  Meeting at the NTN Tourist Park parking lot  550 and working on the BLP/North Trail System. A picnic lunch will follow the work session at 12:30. 2) NTN Singletrack is working with the YMCA and KMK Cycling Club to try and come up with youth biking programs.  We have a survey that we’d like people to visit to let us know what kind of programming they are interested in.  The on-line survey is available at:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WX88Q5R 3) NTN Singletrack partners with

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