Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

Announcing The Alpena IceFest Fat Tire Bike Race January 27th 2018

Go to the web site here for the details and to register.

www.icefestfatbikerace.com

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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Aliferis Memorial Race – September 3, 2016

The 15th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race is open to runners, walkers, and bikers of all ages and ab11822673_10153144187189389_6359843295473297701_nility levels. Registration fees range from $20 – $70 based on event and date of registration. Discounts available for early registration.

Events include Duathlon,5K Run, Bike Race (26 miles), Bike Tour (6 miles), and 1-mile Run/Walk

Register online for the 2016 Aliferis Memorial Race.

We again are offering a Family Rate (immediate family only). To take advantage of this discounted rate, register for one person, selecting “Family Rate” under Events. We will contact you regarding specific events and the names and ages of additional family members.
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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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Michigan’s Great Lakes – Lake Huron

Michigan is the land of the inland seas — The waters of Michigan’s Great Lakes lap against 3,200 miles of Michigan coastline onto sandy beaches and rocky shores, dotted with more than 100 public beaches, and two National Lakeshores.

Lake Huron was originally called it La Mer Douce, the sweet or freshwater sea by French explorers. Later, Lake Huron took its name from the Huron Indian people who lived along its beaches. The Great Lake forms the eastern outline of Michigan’s “Mitten,” including the distinctive “Thumb” which is dotted with port towns and shelters Saginaw Bay. The Lake Huron shoreline of the Lower Peninsula is often referred to as the “Sunrise Side.” Its waters also touch the Eastern Upper Peninsula, meeting Lake Superior to the north via the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie, and mingling with Lake Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac.
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