Updated: March 1, 2011
Sooner or later, it happens: the unexpected. You snap a seat post. The car won't start. You crash. Hard. If you're at home, no biggie – you head down to your local bike shop, call your trusty car mechanic or head off to your doctor. But if you're in a foreign land (and if you're not from the Keweenaw, it might as well be Timbuktu), you can take your chances with the yellow pages, some guy on the street or hit the Internet – and hope for the best. What you'll find below is, of course, basically a yellow-pages-like list that you found on the internet compiled by some guy. While this is true, it was put together from actual experience by bikers obsessed with the idea of getting as much information out there on riding in the Keweenaw as possible, with the hope that everyone who ventures here to ride does so with a smile.
Library / Museums
Portage Lake District Library - on the waterfront in Houghton
Computers and wireless (fee charged to non-residents); magazines, books, music, movies; great place to relax.
Seaman Mineral Museum - Michigan Tech Campus - Houghton
A world-class collection of minerals; the official mineral museum of the State of Michigan; currently closed, reopening at new location in summer of 2011 across from the main Michigan Tech trail head.
Copper Town Mining Museum - Calumet - 906.337.4354
History of copper mining in the Keweenaw
Keweenaw National Historical Park - Houghton - Hancock - Calumet
Check website for details.
The Bike Shop - Houghton
Full-service shop with a crack team of mechanics. If they don't have it, they can usually get it in two days. Carries Jamis, Scott, Kona, Marin, Niner and Transition bikes.
Cross Country Sports - Calumet
Full-service shop. Carries Trek, Gary Fisher, Haro, Redline, Masi and Premium bikes.
Downwind Sports - Houghton
Solid shop with with top-notch staff and everything you need to keep going. Carries Cannondale and Giant.
Hancock Bike Shop - Hancock
Bikes (Specialized), motorcycles, ATVs, boats, motors, skis.
Keweenaw Adventure Company - Copper Harbor
Sam and his team are dedicated to making sure everyone keeps rolling in Copper Harbor. A stable of Kona, Cannondale and Marin rentals are available if you find yourself in Copper Harbor without a bike. The Adventure Company also provides shuttle runs on the Copper Harbor trails and guided tours throughout the Keweenaw.
Aspirus-Keweenaw - Laurium
Full-service hospital with emergency care; Aspirus-Keweenaw also operates a number of clinics in the area, including FastCare at the Shopko in Houghton and clinics in Lake Linden, Laurium and Houghton. Check website for details.
Portage Health System - Hancock
Full-service hospital with emergency care. Portage also operates clinics throughout the area, including ExpressCare in Houghton and clinics in Lake Linden, Ontonagon and Houghton. Check website for details.
BlueSky Health - Houghton
24/7 online scheduling, transparent pricing, and direct access to your doctor with unhurried office visits, phone consultations, voicemail, or email.
Computer Mechanix - Houghton
Expert technicians who can fix just about anything that's fixable; home and business hardware and networking solutions.
47480 Paradise Road, Houghton; 906.482.5577
Up and Running - Houghton
Hardware, software, repairs; authorized Apple service provider
314 Sheldon Ave., Houghton, MI; 906.482.4800
Jerry's Transmission - Ripley - 906.482.0110
Full-service mechanical shop; foreign and domestic.
Keweenaw Automotive - Houghton - 906.482.7988
Full-service repair shop; foreign and domestic.
Dave's BP/Amoco - Hancock - 906.482.3410
Full-service repair shop; foreign and domestic; towing.
The Tire Shop - Hancock - 906.482.1850
Tires while you wait.