Great Deer Chase 2017 Mountain Bike races are scheduled for Saturday, August 19th. There are 15 and 30 mile adult mountain bike events as well as shorter races for kids. Registration is open!
Great Bear Chase 2017 ski marathon on March 11th welcomed over 600 athletes. A very cold day with single digit temps for racers and volunteers but the trails were excellent and the top finishers turned in very good times.
Junior Bear Chase – Regrettably, the youth event was cancelled due to severe wind chill on Friday. Next year!
Annual Meeting for all members was Sunday, November 20th. We had an update on trail improvements and then everyone walked up the hill to the groomer garage to climb all over our new groomer.
Winter Trails Day was Sunday, January 15th. This is a national event with 100 locations around the country. At Swedetown we hosted over 100 visitors who came to try out gear courtesy of Cross Country Sports in Calumet or to explore some new trails. Our new trail groomer was on display so everyone could see it up close.
Ride the Keweenaw 2017 The family friendly weekend March 26-28 featured many events throughout the Keweenaw with everything from guided rides to enduro racing to social events. More than 80 cyclists enjoyed the scheduled guided ride at Swedetown this year.
Swedetown Trail Run featured a new 50K distance for 2016 and had forty runners. There is no 2017 trail run scheduled due to lack of a race director.