Noquemanon World Championship
TWO Days of biking added to the docket.
First, the World Championship Snow Bike Race
12:00 pm: Saturday 50K World Championship Snow Bike at Al Quaal
Racers must be seasoned riders as we have a time cutoff for race due to lighting and aid. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED and please also consider wearing a bike light. Race drop points will be at the 510 Plum Creek Trail head at 2:45 pm. and at the NTN Forestville Trail head 4:00 pm. All riders must finish at the dome at 5 pm to have an official time.
Again this year we are rocking the Sunday events.
The Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon would like to introduce the “Wild Side of the Noque” on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Featuring a 24k Snow bike race from the 510 Plum Creek trail head (start of the 24K Noque on Saturday.) The 24k race will head down to Forestville and all the way to the Dome for the finish. The 12K Snowbike will start at the Forestville trail head. Parking will be available and a shuttle will be provided to bring you back to your vehicle after the race at both start locations. HELMETS REQUIRED.
10:30 am Sunday 24K Snowbike Mass Start at 510 Plum Creek Trail head
10:30 am Sunday 12K Snowbike Mass Start at Forestville NTN Trail head
12:45 pm (or whenever racers finish) Awards with custom cowbells will be held at the finish line. Age groups break down will be: 25 & under, 26-39, 40-59, 60+. Male and female divisions with two overall male and female winners.
Aid Stations for the 24k race will be at Forestville and at the finish. There will be a drop point at Forestville for riders as well.
Due to ski race prep no snow bike are allowed on the course except for scheduled races. The 12K race is a Mountain bike friendly race.
SUNDAY EVENTS: There is no busing to the start of the Sunday events at Forestville. However, beginning at Noon, there will be a van shuttle from the finish line to the Forestville start area for those participants that need to pick up a vehicle. This service will run continuously from noon until approximately 2PM. Estimate 30 minutes between trips.
Registration for all races closes on Friday night. No Saturday or Sunday Registrations. Bag pick up will be Friday night at the Expo or Saturday/Sunday morning from 6-9 am at the Dome. Snow Bike Registration will close on Friday night. No day of race registration. A bag drop will be provided.
Saturday Events 50K Snowbike,
- $68 by October 17
- $78 by November 30
- $85 by December 31
- $98 by January 26
- $108 by January 27
Fee schedule below for the following events: 24K, 12K Bike,
- $30 by December 31
- $35 by January 26
- $40 by January 27
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
The 50K race will be part of new Great Lakes Fat Bike Series, which currently includes five snow bike races in the Midwest. Fat bike only race. Tire specifications 3+ inch. For more information on the Fat Bike series check out their blog.
- 1/12/2013 Farmer's Fat Bike Race - Grand Rapids, MI
- 1/26/2013 Noquemanon World Championship Snow Bike - Marquette, MI
- 2/16/2013 Fatbike Frozen 40 - MN
- 3/1/2013 Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout - Cuyuna, MN
- 3/9/2013 Fat Bike Birkie - Cable, WI
- 3/23/2013 Barry-Roubaix - Middleville, MI
More about the series. Official website can be found at (www.greatlakesfatbikeseries.com)