Keweenaw Races (and Other Two-Wheeled Events)
Updated: March 04, 2013
road | mountain | racing
With no fewer than 12 events, cyclists don't have to look far for velo-centric activities. Five mountain bike races, three triathlons, a weekend of cyclocross racing and a couple non-competitive options make for a busy cycling season. Considering the size of the local population (35k in two counties), that speaks bounds for the state of cycling in the Keweenaw, not to mention the dedication of race organizers and the countless volunteers that make the events happen.
Those willing to travel out of the Keweenaw can find a few more races, including the Marquette Bike Jam, which offers two days of road racing – criterium and road race – as well as cross-country and gravity events for fat-tire riders. Marquette's Ore to Shore Epic, held in mid-August, is Michigan's largest mass-start MTB race, and Hiawatha's Revenge in Munising wraps up the U.P. mountain bike race season in mid-September.
La Flèche du Nord: May 11, 2013
Location: Houghton - Brockway Mountain
Organized by: BikeTheKeweenaw
An informal, but high-paced road training ride in the tradition of the Belgian spring classics. Starting in Houghton, finishing on top of Brockway Mountain, the 75-mile route takes riders over the most grueling topography and tarmac the Keweenaw has to offer.