Monday, May 23, 2011

Copper Harbor Mountain Biking

Birds aren't the only things flying in Copper Harbor these days. The hard work of the Copper Harbor Trails club has been recognized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) by being designated an Epic Ride. There are only about 50 Epics in the country, so yeah, it's a big deal.

Sam Raymond of Keweenaw Adventure Company hooked me up with a couple local riders for a quick session on some of the sweet new bridges and banked corners the trails are known for, as well as cliff-hugging views along Brockway Mountain.

There is a lot of hard work that goes into building these types of trails in this harsh terrain, so get on up to the Harbor and give a nod to the trails club and their Epic ride.

PS--This coming weekend (May 27-29) would be a good time. It's the Ride the Keweenaw Weekend and the IMBA Great Lakes Mountain Bike Summit.

And now for the pictures. I was feeling a bit artsy.

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