Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Munising, Michigan, USA
Bikes: Priority Bicycles Continuum, Priority Bicycles Eight
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I am from the U.P., from Munising. (I don't visit the Great Lakes subforum very often. Hence this tardy reply).
Henry, the U.P. is a hotbed of cycling activity, mostly mountain-biking. Copper Harbor in the Keweenaw Peninsula has a trail system drawing riders from as far away as Detroit, and often even further. Marquette has an excellent and growing trail system, and you will soon be spoiled by the number and variety of high-end bikes that you just find in stock and on the floor in Marquette shops.
Winter biking has exploded in Marquette and Negaunee/Ishpemming. Fat bikes are all over. All the major fatbike models and brands were in stock and sitting on the floor when I made the rounds of the shops last fall.
There is a well-regarded Wednesday-night right leaving from a brewery in Negaunee (or is it Ishpemming) each Wednesday evening during the season. I hear great things about their trails over there, which are mostly unmarked so take the group ride at first.
The action mostly centers around Marquette/Negaunee/Ishpemming and the Keweenaw.
Look me up if you ever get over towards Munising.