June 26th - 28th, 2020


Mountain Bike – Cross Country Race

Sunday, June 23rd – Forestville Trailhead and Marquette Mountain

The annual MQT Trails Festival Cross Country Mountain bike races will take place on Sunday morning, June 23rd, 2019. The event,¬†carries on 20 years of tradition of racing on Marquette’s renowned South Trail system. The races¬†utilize challenging singletrack terrain over ~14 and ~26.5 miles courses.

Long Course 9:30am

The 26.5 mile (approximate(includes both races stages and transfer stage to make up the 26.5 miles)) point to point course will be new and exciting. The race will include multiple long climbs and technical sections and will be a true test of a mountain biker’s skill and stamina. The race will begin at the Noquemanon Trail Network, Forestville Polebarn and will end at the Marquette Mountain Ski Hill.

The Format will be as follows – Racers will begin in Forestville (Polebarn at Forestville Ski Trail Head) and race to the end of Stage 1. Upon crossing the end of Stage 1 the racers time will stop and the racer will have an un-timed 45 minute block to ride their bike to the start of Stage 2 (Lake side of Mt. Marquette – racers will start by climbing the Mt Marquette road). The transfer stage can be done as fast or slow as the racer wants as long as it is finished in under 45 minutes…. if you do not make it to the start of Stage 2 in under a the allotted time you will be Disqualified. Upon crossing the Start of Stage 2 the participants time will resume and the racer will finish the race at the Marquette Mountain Ski Hill. Afterwards both times will be added up and the shortest overall time wins.

Below are the two 2019 Stages. Study them, ride them, race them. We are excited to see you there.

 

ATTENTION: THESE MAPS ARE NEW AS OF 6/12/19. IF YOU’VE STUDIED THE OLD ONES MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE MAPS BELOW ON RACE DAY.

 

Short Course 9:00am

The 14 mile (approximate) course includes many of the highlights from the Marquette South Trails. The race begins and ends at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill. The race starts with a motorcycle lead out that takes you into a 1/2 mile two track section that will allow racers to spread out before entering the singletrack. The race course consists of one big loop that includes most of the Green and Red Loop.

 

 

Check back on the website and Facebook page (Marquette Trails Festival) for details.

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