Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic
401 E Fair Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
Contact: Nicole DeWald
Phone: (906) 235-6861
The O2S is a point-to-point race, with riders gearing up at the start line in Negaunee, where iron ore was first discovered in the Superior region in 1844. The long-distance course travels through Ishpeming, past towering head frames from the heyday of underground mining, and heads north into the beautiful wooded wilderness, crossing or running alongside the Dead River all the way into Marquette to the Lake Superior shoreline. The shorter race also starts in Negaunee, but immediately turns north and then east towards Marquette. The two courses merge six miles north of Negaunee and the soft rock riders get to experience the same Dead River and Superior overlooks as well as the same finish line.