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UP Mountain Bike Week

Marquette/Negaunee/Ishpeming to the Keweenaw – August 7th to August 16th

A great week of mountain biking and vacationing with guided rides, discounts, and activities is in store for the first UP Mountain Bike Week.    Register for both the UP Health System – Marquette Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic (O2S)  and the Aspirus Great Deer Chase on line by August 1st  to participate.

Click Here for a list of activities and discounts for UP Mountain Bike Week.

Come UP for a fun week of mountain biking and exploring the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan flanked by two long distance mountain bike events.  The Marquette General – Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic and the Aspirus Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race are teaming up to offer you great opportunities for biking, lodging, and activities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the week of August 7th through 6th.  The UP Mountain Bike Week offers riders of both races opportunities to receive reduced rates on lodging and activities in the areas.   The week begins with the Marquette General -Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic (O2S), Michigan’s Largest Mass Start Point-to-Point Race on August 8th.   The O2S offers 48 mile, 28 mile, and 10 mile versions of a course which follows the Noquemanon Ski Race trail system through the historic iron ore mining towns and woods from Negaunee/Ishpeming to the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette.  Then on August 15th, the Aspirus Great Deer Chase offers a 15 mile and 30 mile (no lap) primarily single track experience through the Swedetown Trail System starting and ending at the historic copper boom town of Calumet on the Keweenaw Peninsula.  The Keweenaw, a land mass jutting up into the heart of Lake Superior, is home to the Keweenaw National Historic Park .  Both races, although different in design, offer something for everyone including youth events.

To receive the discounts, bikers must register by August 1, 2015 for BOTH races through their respective on-line race registration formats: http://www.oretoshore.com/ and http://www.greatdeerchase.org/great-deer-chase/registration/.

Keep  paper copies of the registration confirmations as proof of registration. Contact the lodging and activity locations directly to make reservations and present both registration confirmations at check in for lodging and activities. (Youth race registrations do not qualify for discounts)

The opportunities during UP Mountain Bike Week for both areas include: Guided Rides, Lodging Discounts, Activities, and Amenities such as historic tours, museum tours, sporting shop discounts, restaurant discounts, artisan specials, kayaking discounts and much more.

Riding:  Check out these sites for great mountain biking information:

http://keweenawtrails.com/mountain-biking/ & http://www.upmtb.com/

The opportunities are piling up and UP Mountain Bike Week is looking like it will be fun for all. Come UP and join in the fun! Click Here for the list of activities and discounts.

For area information check out these sites:

http://www.upmtb.com/     http://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/     http://www.keweenaw.info/