Labor Day Weekend 2013 - Events
Downhill Race (New)
Friday, August 30th @ 5 pm Learn More»
Enduro Races & Dock Jumping
Saturday, August 31st @ 1 pm Learn More»
Jr. Fat Tire Races
Sunday, September 1st @ 10 am Learn More»
17 & 27 Mile XC Races
Sunday, September 1st @ 1 pm & 2 pm Learn More»
Last Years Dock Jump
Enduro run on The Flow
(formally the Super-D)
Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival Schedule of Events
New Course Maps
We have changed a few things for this year course, but thanks to the guys at Trail Genius, we have some fancy new course maps you can study up for Labor Day weekend.
Download the 27 Mile XC Course (pdf)
Download the 17 Mile XC Course (pdf)
Trails Fest Volunteers
If you are looking to help out at this years Trails Fest, head over to Keweenaw Volunteer and use our online signup form. If you are not planning on racing this is still a great way to experiance the event.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Downhill Registration 3pm-4pm
Race Shuttle 3pm – 7pm
Downhill Race 5pm- 7pm
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Enduro Registration 11am-12pm @ Community Center
Enduro Race 1pm-4pm
17 Mile/27 Mile/Kids Race Registration 3pm-5pm @ Community Center
Dan Wissman Memorial Dock Jump Competition 6pm-8pm @ Harbor Haus Dock
Music in the Park 8pm-11pm
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Kids Race Registration 8:30am-9:30am @ Community Center
Kids Race (40 yard, 1 Mile & 3 Mile) 10am
17 Mile/27 Mile Registration 10am-12pm @ Community Center
17 Mile XC Race – 1pm
27 Mile XC Race – 2pm
Post Race BBQ/Party in the Park 3pm-11pm
After Party 11pm - @ Zik’s Bar
XC and Kids Races
New this year, separate start times for 17 (1pm) and 27 mile (2pm) for XC races!
Course changes to be announced. The climbing is guaranteed to challenge you while the sustained descents will make you smile.
Live Music: ~ 7pm following awards presentation.
$60 XC Entry Fee Includes: The Race, T-Shirt*, Prizes, BBQ & Entertainment.
*Racers must register by July 31st to receive event T-shirt! (a commemorative pint glass will be otherwise included)
XC Race Registration/ Bib Pick-Up: Saturday 3-5pm (EST) & Race Day 10am-12pm at the Community Center
Kids Races (for kid's 13 & under)
New Start Time – 10am!
3 lengths depending on age/ability, 40 yd, 1 mile & 3 mile
Online and Onsite Registration Only (No printable forms this year)!
Register Online Now!
New – DOWNHILL RACE!!! Friday August 30th @ 5pm
The Trails Fest Downhill race will take place on Friday. Best of two runs will determine overall winners. Course will tentatively use the new trail being built off of Brockway Mountain Drive. The course will be open all day for pre-riding. A vehicle shuttle will be available to racers for pre-riding from 3 to 5pm, and for the race 5pm to 7pm.
Registration Onsite Only
Onsite registration: 3pm – 4pm, Friday, August 30th in the Copper Harbor Community Building.
Cost is $35 (includes: race, shuttle from 3pm-7pm, commemorative pint glass, and Sunday BBQ)
Top 3 men and top 3 women
ENDURO RACE !!! Saturday August 31st @ 1pm
Enduro is a relatively new format which takes some inspiration from both
car rally and motorbike enduro racing. It is a stage-race format where the
winner is the rider who accumulates the lowest combined time from the
various timed sections. The Copper Harbor Enduro will consist of two or
three timed "special" stages which take place on technically demanding,
generally descending terrain. These special stages are linked by
predominantly ascending "transit" stages. Although a rider's specific
performance on the physically demanding transit stages does not affect his
or her result, the transits are associated with an overall time cut-off.
Registration Onsite Only
Onsite registration: 11am - Noon, Saturday September 1 in the Copper Harbor Community Building. Cost is $35 (includes: race, commemorative pint glass, and Sunday BBQ)
Racers will receive a map and info sheet at registration.
Race start 1:00pm near the Copper Harbor community building.
Two race categories:
1. Short (intermediate) - Riders must complete two timed downhill sections
(in any order) - The Flow and The Red Trail
2. Long (expert) - Riders must complete three timed downhill sections (in
any order) - The Flow, The Red Trail, and Downtown
Racers may choose their own route to get up the hill (transit stages) to
the top of the timed downhill stages (can not ride up timed stage sections or up US Hwy 41)
Racers must use the same bike for the whole event.
Racers must ride their bikes for the whole event (no vehicle shuttles).
Racers will be released onto timed downhill stages at no less than 1 minute
Slower racers must get out of the way for faster racers to pass on timed
No aid will be provided on course. Riders must carry their own water and
Time cut-off: No one may start a timed downhill stage after 3:50pm
(Approximately 3 hours for the whole event).
Medals (top 3) - Men's short, Men's long, Women's short, Women's long
UP All Mountain Enduro Champion (of the world) - Fastest Man and Woman in the long race
Plan on Spending the Night!
Awards, Cookout & Social Time after the Race. Groovy Music, Beer Drinking & Good Times follow the awards presentation into the evening!
Folks should make lodging reservations sooner rather than later, as the town will be full as a result of this event over the weekend!
Area Lodging/ Accommodations, Activities and Attractions info: www.copperharbor.org and www.keweenaw.info
Trails Fest Group Campground: The Copper Harbor Trails Club (CHTC) has reserved the entire Organization Campground at nearby Fort Wilkins State Park for Trails Festival participants, families and friends. Space is available on a first come, first served basis for up to 80 people per night and is limited to tent sites only (Campers & RV's must register and pay at the State Park for standard, public campsites). $2.50 per person, per night includes access to restrooms and showers--a Recreational Passport or Motor Vehicle Permit is required for entry thru the State Park for an additional fee, although no limit on the number of people per vehicle. Reservations and payment can be made on behalf of the CHTC at the Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor--(906) 289-4303 or email@example.com
Additional Weekend Activities
Thursday August 29: 6:00pm Group Ride--no cost. Plan to ride one lap (17 miles) of the "short" race course at a group ride pace. Food and drink to follow at local establishment.
Friday August 30: Keweenaw Adventure Company Downhill Shuttle Runs in their 14 passenger van from 10:00am-3:00pm--preview the downhill sections + other sweet trails without having to exert too much energy. Pass required.
Saturday August 31: Keweenaw Adventure Company Downhill Shuttle Runs from 9:00am-Noon and from 4:00-6:00pm. The race course will be marked and open for folks to pre-ride the downhill sections, taking a mid-afternoon break as to not to interfere with the Enduro Race. Special $10 day pass!!!