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Grooming Report 12-24-2011

Work Bees set for Noquemanon Nordic Trails

Noquemanon Nordic Trail Workbee, Saturday November 6, 2011, 10-29m at Forestville. Work Bee on New Trail Extension.  The new trail (Gookookoo extension) will be accessed off of the Noque just past the Gateway Junction sign.  Come out and join in on the prep work for this great new loop. The weather looks great for a walk in the woods, while helping the trail system. The kind of work includes: Picking sticks and roots. Lopping overhead branches Smoothing rough spots with hard rakes Tools like axes, hatchets, nippers, clippers, loppers, hand saws. We have some more work like this that is

Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Noquemanon Trail Network in conjunction with the International Mountain Biking Association will be hosting Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct 1 at the South Trailhead on M553.  Starting at 2:00 there will be games, contests, and prizes. Group rides for varying abilities will begin at 3:00. Parent permission and helmets are required. Games (longest skid, wheelie, bunny hop, foot-down)  and Prizes Starting at 2:00 PM Kid-Friendly Group Rides 3:00 PM – shorter and longer options Free!!!! The Noquemanon Trail Network is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that promotes development of integrated, multi-use, non-motorized trails.  For more information

Save the Dates

Save the Dates September 25, 2010, Lake Superior Shore Run, Marquette, MI October 19, 2010, Down Wind Sports Club Night, Marquette MI November 11, 2010, Sports Rack Club Night, Marquette, MI November 20, 2010, Superiorland Club Ski Swap, Marquette, MI December 3, 2010, Noquemanon Trail Network Annual Snowball, Marquette, MI January 29, 2011, Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Ishpeming, Negaunee to Marquette February 19, 2011, Honey Bear Classic, Big Bay, MI Cycle Cross Schedule September 26th Al Quaal, Ishpeming, MI October 3rd, Iron Cross, Old Town, Negaunee, MI October 10th, River Park, Marquette, MI October 23rd, Keweenaw Cup, Copper Harbor, MI October

South Trails Trek and Gary Fisher Demo

Sun. Jun 20th, 2010 @ 10:00 am—3:00 pm The Sports Rack and Quick Stop will be the host of this trailside demo. Stop by and check out what’s new for 2010 from Trek, Gary Fisher and Bontrager. Premiere Mountain biking in Da Up of Michigan. All trails are single track and are intermediate to difficult ratings. Trails were rated in 2005 in Bike magazine as the top 10 in the country. Come out and Ride! This Demo will feature both Mens and Womens Full Suspension bikes as well as Carbon Road Bikes. Location: Marquette South Trails, M-553, Marquette, MI 49855

Trail Change Coming

Dear NTN Members, Due to recent activity on a private section of land, the NTN will be changing the exit of Smiley Trail and moving a portion of the Mossy Trail in the very near future. This change is due to illegal camping on portions of the land near the trail.  Please be conscious of the impact of the trails here in your community.  Leaving no trace depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations. Your actions can make a difference in protecting the South Marquette Trails. This change is a positive move as it will make

NTN Single Track Donation Accepted

Noquemanon Trail Network single track committee members,  Peter Zenti (not shown) and Derek Anderson accept a $1000.00 donation from Lake Shore Bike’s owner Matt Calcaterra for trail maintenance and promotion. Last week Sports Rack hosted a NTN single track night to promote single track trails and biking.  Thank you to the staff for your donations. Thank you to our local sport shops for your contribution to the NTN mission of promoting development of integrated, multi-use, non-motorized trails.