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What did you think of Great Deer Chase 2017

If you raced, volunteered, supported, or spectated during the Great Deer Chase, please participate in our survey. It’s only 10 questions! By filling out this survey you will help us make the Great Deer Chase better next year. Give us feedback on the course, help us decide what to do for swag next year, and […]

2017 Great Deer Chase FAQs

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Aspirus Keweenaw Great Deer Chase. Whether you are racing, volunteering, or spectating it is looking like a great day for a mountain bike race with the forecast promising sunny skies and a temperature of 75. For race day, here are a couple of FAQs: When is […]

The Parade will go on

The Deer Chase committee was informed that Calumet Heritage Celebration will not be held this year. Although there will not be an official parade this year the Deer Chase will still travel down the brick streets of Calumet on the way out to the Swedetown Trails. The start will be next to the Calumet Colosseum […]

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 […]