Summer Event

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

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

1st Annual NTN Crusie-n-Brews Halloween Bash

Join us for a Halloween celebration on Sunday, October 28th at Ore Dock Brewery! 1:30 PM Cruiser Ride from Ore Doc Brewery to some spooky places in Marquette 3:00 start of Halloween Bash at Ore Doc Brewery Entry – Adults $10 with Costume & $15 without costume Groms/Kids are Welcome (free entry) All proceeds go towards creating local singletrack Live Music by Frank an Da Beanz Free Swag Giveaway Eats – Pizza

Work Bee and Club Night Coming Up

Forestville Work Bee set for Saturday October 20th at 9 am. Crews are planning painting setting some tile and adding some decor to the building.  Join us for a couple hours.  We have outside work to be completed as well. Down Wind Sports Club Night October 23rd from 6-9 pm. Early bird membership discounts and Snowball tickets. The Noquemanon Trail Network Plans 8th Annual Snowball Benefit A night of winter celebration!  Make your holiday party the NTN Snow-Ball this year, featuring outstanding food, silent/live auction items, excellent music and friends. Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Marquette Regional History Center

NTN Forestville Trailhead Facility Gets a Facelift

While you’ve been hiking, biking, swimming and enjoying our beautiful UP summer, a lot of improvements have been underway at the Forestville Trailhead. The big news is a second bathroom has been installed. We now have a water fountain, a door that has a window to avoid inadvertent collisions and some other interior alterations. Our goal before opening for the ski season is to give the interior a fresh coat of paint and create some Nordic décor. We’re looking for donations to brighten up our building. Old race bibs Old skis Old snowshoes Framed Noquemanon Ski Marathon Posters Race medals

Save the Dates

NTN Save the Dates October 13, 2012, 4-7 pm, Marquette Commons Food and Wine Fest, benefits NTN Single Track October 23, 2012, 6-9 pm Down Wind Sports Club Night October 28, 2012, Cruise-n-Brews Halloween Bash 1:30 bike ride, 3:00 party at Ore Dock Brewery November 8, 2012, 4-8 pm Sports Rack Club Night November 10, 2012 SSC Ski Swap December 7, 2012, 7-11 pm 8th Annual Snowball  Fundraiser January 25-28, 2012 MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon Weekend Registration has been extended for the $68 fee. Fee to increase to $78 on October 17th