Category Archives: On the Trail

Chippewa Hills Mountain Bike Race POV credit Austin Leeke

Kids Can Learn How to Cross Country Ski for FREE!

Last spring, Jeff Blumenthal, with partnership from the Thunder Bay Trails Association, applied for a grant from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation fund to form a Youth Cross Country Ski Club. The intent of the ski club was to provide access to cross country ski equipment and free instruction for Alpena County kids ages K-12th grade. The grant requesting $5500 to cover the cost of cross country ski rental equipment for 40 kids over six Sundays this winter was well received and approved by the Alpena County Youth and Recreation committee. The cross country ski rental equipment will be provided by Harborside Cycle and Sport of Alpena.
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Tour Alpena County’s MTB Trails Fund Raiser

Rail Trail Bridge Pano

Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 8am Ride all the single track in Alpena County starting at Rockport ~ Norway Ridge Pathway ~ Chippewa Hills Pathway

The day would begin at 8am at Rockport State Rec Area doing one 7 mile loop around the quarry, then jumping in your vehicle and driving to Norway Ridge Pathway where you would do an lap approx. 7 miles then back into your vehicle on to Chippewa Hills Pathway for a lap of 7 to 10 miles.
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Trail Reports

Add your trail reports to the areas in which you have recently visited. It will allow others to know what you have observed.

First Michigan Trails Week Recap

From Maia Stephens, Recreation Programmer at the Michigan DNR–

The first Michigan Trails Week, held September 23-29, was designed to highlight both summer season trail use, and promote opportunities for winter trail use. It was a collaboration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, and ended on National Public Lands Day in an effort to promote stewardship of Michigan’s amazing trail network.

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