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Local Events & Races

Ishpeming Ski Club 136th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament: Jan 20-21, 2023

This event is one stop on both the regional premier Five Hills Tournament, and the U.S. Cup. Ski jumpers from all over the U.S.A. will test their abilities to fly as far as possible with the best style. The tournament will be complete with tailgating, huge bonfires, fireworks and great views of the action on Suicide Hill. There will also be an exciting Nordic combined cross country ski race on the Ishpeming Ski Club Norman Juhola Trail System during Saturday's competition. 

Polar Roll: EX- Jan 13 to Mar 15, MS- Feb 18, 2023

Polar Roll is the largest fat bike event in Michigan! Choose from fat biking or snowshoeing, or both, as well as from the Mass Start race in February, or the EX do-it-yourself version anytime you'd like between January and March. 


Event Name



Jan 13 - Mar 15, 2023
Polar Roll EX
Marquette County
EX-version of your favorite winter adventure race. Choose to fat bike or snowshoe, or sign up for the duathlon if you can't decide.
Jan 14, 2023Black Toe Winter RideMarquette CountyScenic group road ride through the wilds of northern Marquette County. Free!
Jan 15, 2023
K-Point Klassic
UP Nordic Ski Complex
Race #1 of the UP Winter Fat Bike Series, presented by UPCross
Jan 20-21, 2023136th Annual Ishpeming Ski Club Ski Jumping CompetitionUP Nordic Ski ComplexSki jumpers from all over the country will test their abilities at this competition, which has been held annually since 1888. 
Jan 28, 2023Noquemanon Ski MarathonMarquette CountyMarquette's premier ski race! With events ranging from 50KM to Junior Noque 1K, there's something for everyone.
Feb 4, 2023Eh Winter ExperienceNTN South, MarquetteThis fundraiser event features fat bike, snow shoe, and backcountry ski races.
Feb 4, 2023Freeze Yer FannyNegaunee, MIRace #2 of the UP Winter Fat Bike series. A night race at the Heikki Lunta festival.
Feb 18, 2023Polar Roll Mass StartIshpeming, MIThe mass-start version. Enjoy 15 or 25 miles of biking or snowshoeing on the groomed RAMBA trails. Make sure to stop for hugs & bacon!
Feb 26, 2023Heartwood HustleNTN South, MarquetteRace #3 of the UP Winter Fat Bike Series, presented by UPCross
Mar 19, 2023Ride the RidgeMaple Ridge ResortRace #4 of the UP Winter Fat Bike Series, presented by UPCross
June 2023Iron Range RollIshpeming, MI
16-mile race from Ishpeming to Marquette on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Family friendly!
June 23-25, 2023NTN Trails FestNTN South, MarquetteA weekend-long celebration of Marquette's trails. Events includes trail runs, an XC race, enduro, downhill, dual slalom, and crits.
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2023Crusher EXMarquette CountyAn "enhanced" gravel race - rugged terrain, water crossings, no markings. Ride solo or with friends, whenever you like between July and the end of September.
Jul 15, 2023
Crusher Mass StartOtter Lake CampgroundIf you like the race day experience, this version of the Crusher is for you. Still lots of miles, still "enhanced" gravel, but a lot more people.
Aug 12, 2023Ore to ShoreMarquette CountyMichigan's largest mass-start, point-to-point mountain bike race. 
Sep 15-16,
Marji GesickMarquette CountyJeremiah Bishop has called this the hardest single day mountain bike event in the country, and we agree. Choose from 15, 50, or 100 miles of single track.
Early Oct,
Lone Wolf 50Iron Mountain, MIGravel bike race featuring 50 miles of gorgeous fall colors along the gravel roads, trucks trails, and two-track roads of Dickinson County.
Oct 7, 2023Marquette Fall EnduroNTN South, MarquetteFinal stop on the Lake Superior Gravity Series! This event has beginner and sport classes too, so anyone new to enduro racing can still give it a try.