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Run or Bike Around the Keweenaw This Memorial Day Weekend

Its Memorial Day weekend, and while the weather may not cooperate, it won’t stop runners from running around Keweenaw Mountain Lodge’s golf course. The Back 9 Endurance Race at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, challenges runners to push themselves for 12 or 24 hours. Endurance racing is a growing community for extreme runners that reach over 50 miles during an extended period of time.

There isn’t a specific distance. ANd even though it says 12 hour or 24 hour, there isn’t a specific time. And that really kind of takes some of the pressure off of that. And gives people the opportuninty to really push themselves into areas of their own abilities they never knew before. – Tom Oliver, Event and Education Specialist, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

The course travels around the lodge’s back half of their course, and is about three miles long. The race even offers for racers to team up and compete. There are spots still available for those that are up to the endurance challenge. Head to back9endurancerun.com to register and learn more about the race.

Ride the Keweenaw Bike Festival takes to the trails this weekend as well. The bike festival dots the entire peninsula with different places for riders to hit the trails and see more diverse biking opportunities in the Keweenaw. Such as a chance to bike through a copper mine tomorrow night.

We have the opportunity to ride through the Adventure Mine. So its on of the few times you’ll be able to ride your mountain bike underground. But so many of these people, if there coming from outside the area, or even just here in the Keweenaw, they often will pass by some really excellent trail systems through the area. And we want to help share those trail systems. – Nathan Miller, Executive Director, Copper Harbor Trails Club

No matter where adventurers end up this weekend, it is bound to be a great time, no matter the weather. Ride the Keweenaw’s Adventure Mine trek starts at 6:30 pm. If you plan on going to that event you are asked to being a headlamp, as it will be very dark riding through the mine, and organizers want to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time in Greenland. Check out times and locations for other Ride the Keweenaw events at copperharbortrails.org.

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