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Our Thanks!!

I’d like to thank all you who braved the rain and supported the Swedetown trails this past weekend. Many of you have done this event numerous times. I think back to the 2005 race which was threatened by rain early in the morning but stopped just prior to the start. Although the rain didn’t stop […]

Mileages Set – Weather?? – Preriding

Just an FYI, with the longer parade route this year the distances are slightly longer. The advertised 15 mile event is actually 16 miles. The 30 Mile event is around 30.5 miles. The forecast is a bit damp but will not dampen our spirits. After all this is a mountain bike race, and it can’t […]

Parade Route Finalized – New Start for Deer Chase

The Calumet Township “Big 150” Parade route has been finalized and the Deer Chase will lead it off. The 11:00 am start for the 15 & 30 mile events will be on Tamarack Street near the Gipp Memorial on Lake Linden Avenue (M-26) in Laurium. The race will proceed down the route until arriving at […]

Calumet Township Celebrates Sesquicentennial

This year Deer Chase registration will kick off a week long celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Calumet Township. Plans are to have a street dance Friday, the 19th, with sidewalk vendors and music on Fifth street Saturday afternoon on race day. The Aspirus Great Deer Chase will again lead off the parade, only this time […]

UP Mountain Bike Week

Marquette/Negaunee/Ishpeming to the Keweenaw – August 12th to August 21st A great week of mountain biking and vacationing with discounts and activities is in store for UP Mountain Bike Week.    Register for both the UP Health System – Marquette Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic (O2S)  and the Aspirus Great Deer Chase on line by […]

Swedetown Trails and Calumet

The Setting On 2000 acres of publicly owned rolling forest in the heart of Keweenaw National Historic Park. 22 miles of twisty and flowy, but mostly smooth-tread singletrack. 10 miles of scenic and nonthreatening double-track access roads. The Upgrades In 2013, the Deer Chase Committee merged with the Swedetown Trails Club, and things really got […]

It’s New and Exciting: UP Mountain Bike Week

Marquette/Negaunee/Ishpeming to the Keweenaw – August 8th to August 17th We are in the construction phase of developing a great week-long list of opportunities for mountain bikers with discounts for lodging, activities and other amenities here in the UP. Imagine a week of mountain biking and exploring the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan flanked by […]

Volunteers Needed

The Deer Chase comittee meets year-round planning this event, but the real work is done by volunteers the week before and on the day of the race.  If you would be interested in helping with trail marking, traffic control, aid stations, set-up, tear-down, or any other important (and fun) jobs, WE NEED YOU!  Pleese put […]