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Grooming Report 12/27/12 & Grooming Clinic Update

Forestville: Bawagi, Chiwagi  and the Noque to 510 were groomed  last night.  Classic tracks because they were in good shape.  Skiing looks very good today.   General Grooming Comments: Grooming Goals and Philosophy: The majority of grooming at Forestville is performed by volunteers and there is a shortage of volunteers. So, if you are interested, we have a grooming clinic TODAY the 27th at the trailhead, 4:00 P.M. The Forestville system has over 40k or trails. We would love to have all 40k of fresh corduroy every day and with enough groomers we could do it. In the meantime, we strive

Note from the Snowball Committee

Our Snowball committee and NTN Board have been working hard to make this year’s Snowball a fantastic event.  Join us to celebrate our accomplishments and contribute to our mission of maintaining a non-motorized trail system in the central Upper Peninsula. The food and drink promise to be outstanding, with Elizabeth’s Chophouse hors d’oeuvres, a fine beverage selection from Everyday Wines, Blackrocks Brewery and Ore Dock Brewing Company and desserts provided by Donckers, Marquette Baking Company, Midtown Bakery and Sweetwater Café. The evening begins with a social hour and silent auction, followed by a brief program and live auction.  The Door

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

Ready and Waiting for Snow

The NTN made a goal last spring to do many things.  One of them was to do more marketing locally and throughout the Midwest.  We need to spread the word about the great skiing we have here in Marquette.   The plan is to write weekly to our favorite sites like Skinny Ski and Faster Skier, post more photos on facebook and have the NTN board share their fun out of the trails, volunteering, skiing, dreaming, or just relaxing.  So with that, I present to you one of the first weekly posts from a NTN board member about another goal fulfilled.

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

It begins this week….

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. 1.       Old race bibs 2.       Old skis

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

Ore to Shore Recap from the all Angles.

Hello 2012 MGHS Ore to Shore Race Participants & Volunteers! The Ore to Shore Race committee would like to send out a hearty THANK YOU to all the 400 amazing volunteers that donated their time and talents to make this Midwest event great! Records were set this year with 2,387 riders taking part in the 48-mile, 28-mile, 10-mile and various youth events. We are especially proud of the number of kids that race at our event. It is very gratifying to see mom and dad who raced earlier in the day cheering for their children who are racing in the afternoon.

O2S Volunteer Oppotunites

August is just around the corner, which means last minute logistics are underway for the Marquette General Health System 2012 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic to be held on Saturday, August 11.  Last year’s race was a huge success, thanks in part to all of the volunteers who so generously gave their time and talents to a wonderful community event.  One sentiment that has been consistent throughout the race’s history is the volunteer support we receive.  From day one, our bikers have been thrilled with the volunteers throughout the course, the spirit and excitement that they’ve shown, and the

Volunteer Needed – The last to fill are the most important

Volunteers Needed The last shifts we have open for Ice Cream Scoopers volunteers to fill are the most important. We still need 5 Volunteers on Wednesday, July 4th from 8-10:30 p…… Fireworks from your own private tent. (good place to watch them from) 4 volunteers on Thursday, July 5th from 8-10:30pm. Please email noquenetwork@gmail.com if you can help.  Thanks so much. The NTN