More than sixty seniors enjoyed a ride in the backcountry thanks to MI Trale and a large number of community members. Late last week MI-trale held the group’s 14 annual free senior color ride starting at the Ontonagon Fairgrounds. Seniors were dropped off for the day by a bus from the Ewen Trout Creek School District. Michigan Department of Natural Resource Forestry Division officers and the Twin Lakes State Park were able to provide information about Michigan’s annual color change, and a staging area for volunteers, and seniors. Even taking time to share a pasty lunch with the group, donated by Krupps Mini Mart in Toivola.
The day took seniors 22 miles along the Bill Nichols trail with stops along the way for picture-taking opportunities at the east and west branches of the Firesteel river. MI Trale would also like to thank Land O’Lakes Recreation in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin; Headwaters Polaris in Watersmeet, Hamilton’s North Coast Adventures in White Pine, the Adventure Motel in Mass City, Pat’s Motor Sports in Greenland, and numerous private owners for providing side by side ORVs to the group for the day.
Since 2001 MI Trale has worked to advance the safe and responsible use of multi-use trails for both motorized and non-motorized recreation.