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  • in reply to: Isn't it Time the Midwest Made an MTB Destination? #176331

    I think Marquette is the perfect Midwest bike destination, winter and summer!  With a bike path ride to 4 different trail heads featuring every type of riding one could ask for.   Harlow Lake with its beautiful scenic views and gnarly rooty and rocky trails, North trails with nice fast flowy singletrack for all riding abilities, South trails with their machine built roller coaster rides and interspersed with Enduro styled gnar, and the RAMBA trails with 43 miles of trails built with love by twisted singletrack minds!  The Marji Gesick 100, unarguably, the toughest 100 mile Mtb. race in the Midwest just showcased all of what Marquette County has to offer!  Now throw in the fact that there is at least 30+ miles of groomed Snowbike trails and you have the perfect 4 season Mtb bike destination.  Check out the Polar Roll fatbike race scheduled for February, truly the best in the Midwest!

    Not convinced yet?  The food scene is as good as anywhere, 6 breweries, numerous hotels, campgrounds, VRBO’s, & 5 bike shops!  Marquette sits on Lake Superior, there’s a reason they call it Superior, bring your kayaks  and yes your surfboards!

    Duluth will definitely become a destination in the very near future.  Copper Harbor is great because of its uniqueness and location.  CAMBA has some great riding but until just recently they have been living off of their laurels in my opinion!

    Check out some of the riding in Marquette County on http://www.trailgenius.com

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