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Ride the Keweenaw on Memorial Weekend!

Thanks for an amazing weekend!

Ride the Keweenaw is all about exploring the amazing natural and recreational resources the Keweenaw region has to offer.  It's our way of kicking off another season of singletrack riding in the Copper Country.  Best of all, you get to ride all of the Copper Country's amazing trails, from Söké all the way to Copper Harbor and everywhere in between.

Join us this Memorial Day weekend for three days of non-stop mountain bike trail riding.  Starting on Friday May 26th, we'll take a guided ride through the caverns at Adventure Mine, checking out the bats and old mine workings along the way. On Saturday, May 27th, we'll wake up bright and early with a guided group ride at the Michigan Tech Trails.  Bring the whole family because there will be a variety of rides for people of all abilities.  Later in the afternoon we'll head over to Churning Rapids and explore these backcountry trails close to home. Finally, we'll wrap up our Saturday with a late-afternoon ride on the twisty, turny, and all-ages Swedetown Trails.

New for 2023: a Family Enduro race on Saturday, May 27th!  Held at the Michigan Tech Trails, this enduro will feature 2-3 relatively short stages with minimal pedaling between them.  Designed with families in mind, the race will be competitive but not too competitive.  Families and friends can ride together as one group for bonus fun.  If you have young riders with you we'll give you extra time to make it down the course so you don't have to worry about faster riders catching you.  

On Sunday, May 28th, the riding action is all in Copper Harbor. The first Lake Superior Gravity Series Enduro of 2023 kicks off in the morning with 2-3 stage Sport and 3-4 stage Expert classes.  Space is limited and filling up fast! Register today if you want to take part. Find a race guide with stages here (printed copies will be given out on race day).

Following our last day of riding, we'll gather up in the park for the unveiling of our latest batch of stellar ArtBike posters. 

A women's-only guided pre-ride is available for the CH Enduro! Learn what our course has in store with local expert Emily Ruonavaara on Saturday afternoon prior to the Sunday race. Register ahead of time to save you spot.

An schedule of mountain bike events can be found below.  We hope you can participate in this exciting weekend of outdoor celebration with us!  Stay tuned for more info and keep checking back.

In case you were wondering, this is the same event as Experience the Keweenaw. The name originally was Ride the Keweenaw and after a few years off we decided to change it back!

Schedule of Events

Stay up to date on everything that's happening over Memorial Day weekend with our Ride the Keweenaw guide!  The entire weekend schedule is contained here.  Be sure to check back closer to the event in case any other rides or activities are added.

Last updated: 2023-05-02

Volunteers make this event possible! Ride the Keweenaw is fairly small but we still need a core group of people to help with registration, check-in, and Enduro timing at both races.  We could also use a little help with our ArtBike fundraiser!  Volunteers will receive swag of their choice (up to $25) and big time gratitude for keeping things on track. Sign up today!

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