Annual All Member Meeting – All members and anyone interested is encouraged to attend this meeting on Saturday, November 20th at 4 p.m. Agenda: what’s new and confirmation of new board members. Special guests: Joanne Reed and Deedra Irwin, members of U.S. World Cup team. They will be calling in from Europe where they are training. Meeting will be held via Zoom, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation.
Board meetings – We have an upcoming board meeting at 7 p.m. on October 12th. It will be held via Zoom, send email to email@example.com for an invitation if interested. STC Monthly Board Meetings are for planning and are open to anyone interested. For any meeting, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there is a Zoom option for that month.
CLK Invitational Cross Country Running Meet – More than 20 high school and middle school teams competed on the Swedetown Trails on September 20th. Senior Senior Eric Weiss from Houghton covered the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes in the boys event. Ishpeming sophomore Lola Korpi earned top honors in the girls’ race at 21:18. She was followed by Houghton senior Ingrid Seagren (21:39).
Great Deer Chase 2021 Great Deer Chase on Saturday, August 21st, 2021 was a lot of fun for everyone who participated. After a brief rain shower, the weather cleared for a nice day. Louis Hindman of Marquette won the 15-mile race with a time of 1:01 hours. In the 30 mile men’s event, Samuel Kilpela was first and Mark Kransz finished second, both with times of 1 hour and 54 minutes. The top two finishers in the 30 mile women’s event were Emily Stilwell and Nicole Alexander. In the women’s 15 mile event there were five racer finishing under 1:20 – Kathy Abbott, Michelle Denbeste, Joan Rundman, Kelsae Fitzpatrick and Ashley Lehmann.
Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival 2021 in June was a Poker Run with three distances to choose from. Thank you to our sponsor UP Health System – Portage.
Experience the Keweenaw 2021 – Swedetown Trails group bike ride was on Saturday, May 29th, with other rides and events at other locations during the weekend. Thank you Copper Harbor Trails Club for coordinating the weekend.
Spring Work Session was Saturday, May 15th We were able to get a lot done with 22 great volunteers! Progress: built a base for a new bike wash station, moved 15 tons of gravel onto the single track trails to improve low spots, built 11 map holders for the side by side riding (double-track) trails and much more. More sessions were held on June, July and August and we have now installed over 30 tons of gravel.
Buckthorn Work Session – We held work sessions to identify and remove Glossy Buckthorn, on Tuesday, May 4th, June 15th and June 20th. Thank you volunteers! We will have more sessions in the fall.
Great Bear Chase 2021 started with the sun shining and good conditions but windy. Thank you everyone who participated on March 13th or did the virtual event. A big thank you to all our volunteers who invented and adapted to all new methods to make a safe race for 2021! Full Race Report
Swedetown Winter Trails Day was celebrated on January 17th. Thank you everyone who came to try the trails and thank you Cross Country Sports for bringing demo snow bikes and snowshoes. This year gear was outdoors in a tent to avoid indoor crowds. People who tried the snow bikes and Hok skis had fun. The weather was perfect for snowshoeing with temps in the twenties. Five lucky guests won gift cards! Trails Day Poster