Grooming Report 12/26/2011

Grooming report: Forestville: 12.26.11: All trails groomed for skating with Ginzu yesterday. Tracks were set from 19k to Co Rd 510.  Tracks were also set on Mukwa.  All other areas there are no classic tracks due to thin snow cover.  Yesterday and this morning the skiing was very good to excellent on most of the trail.  Problem areas remain under the hemlocks; in the recently logged 100 yards just below the lower Mead gate near the 20k mark; and in the swamp near the small bridge near 17k.   Today’s high temps will be near 40f.  Root for more snow.  Blueberry

Grooming Report 12/25/2011

December 24, 2011 Grooming Update

Grooming Report 12.24.2011

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