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. Many of the kids that began racing in the 50-yard, 1-mile and 4-mile have now gone on to race the 10-mile, 28-mile and 48-mile events. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Without the support of our volunteers, landowners, sponsors, and communities the MGHS Ore to Shore would not be possible. A sincere thank you to all that made the event such a success.

If you did not receive a volunteer shirt and would still like one, stop by our Lakeview Arena office anytime between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

A HUGE thank you to all the race participants. Hard Rock riders, Soft Rock riders, Shore Rock riders and all our youth participants, your great energy and enthusiasm make this race exceptional. Thank you for your compliments and comments.

If you live in Marquette and weren’t able to attend the awards ceremony you may pick up your trophy at the Ore to Shore HQ at Lakeview Arena, 401 East Fair, Marquette from 10-4pm M-F. For those that live in surrounding counties, states, your awards have been sent to the address you provided during registration and should arrive within the next two weeks.

Lost and found items are located at the Lakeview Arena Office at 401 East Fair. Please call ahead first, 906.235.6861.

Thanks again!

-The 2012 MGHS Ore to Shore Race Committee

PS For a recap from the front of the pack go to

http://letsbikemqt.com/ore-to-shore-recap/

By Tyler Gauthier

The month of August is always a big one. Not only for me but the Midwest. In other places where the cycling season is rolling to an end ours in the Midwest is hitting its stride. The sprint starts with Ore to Shore which happens to be my home race and a target for the year. Those of you who know me or have talked mountain biking with me know that this race is always on my radar, right in the center.

The 2011 edition was contested between 13 guys for 38 out of the 48 miles until it was finally broken down to 5. Last year is last year but I mention it because 2011 had a part in the 2012 edition. It made this years competitors anxious and aggressive. It seemed as if we were on the gas for 48 miles with a lot of attempts to split at every mile. for more click here.