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Copper HarborTrails Fest


A Family Reunion of Mountain Biking

Thanks for another amazing year!

The 29th Annual Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Copper Harbor Trails Fest takes place September 2 - September 4, 2022 in Copper Harbor, MI. The annual Labor Day Weekend event features races, music, beer, and good times on Saturday and Sunday! This all-ages event has something for everyone, whether you're a cross-country lover, blazing-fast downhiller, enduro expert, sure-footed trail runner, or aspiring young ripper.

Saturday brings our classic XC mountain bike race in the morning, split into long and short depending on your appetite for pedaling. Later in the afternoon we kick off our Downhill race on Overflow, back after a year off and fresh for 2022.  Shortly after that our young riders take to the Back 9 Trails to show us what they've got in their quest for pint-sized glory. We wrap it up in the park downtown with music and beer from local and regional breweries.

Sunday picks up where we left off with a rugged 10k Trail Run that will have you wondering if you should have worn hiking boots instead of running shoes.  Later in the morning we send it with our new-and-improved Enduro, split into three classes for you to choose from.  Stick around for the music into the evening.  It all culminates with the drawing of winners for our summer raffle and crowning of the King & Queen of the Mountain and Beast Mode Champions.  Think you'll win big this year?

The expert-class Enduro and Downhill race are part of the Lake Superior Gravity Series. Additional details can be found in the Participant Guide below.

Not interested in racing? Join us for a KML Learning Experience!  On both Saturday and Sunday there are interpretive hikes with KML Naturalist Tom Oliver. These are light paced hikes exploring our varied ecosystems, taking in the wide variety of plants and animals that live alongside us.  All hikes are free and range from 1 to 2.5 hours.  Please register ahead of time so we know how many people to expect.  On Saturday morning we are partnering with Revolve MTB Coaching to offer a two-hour mini skills clinic to improve your mountain biking.  Cost is only $25 and space is limited.  You must pre-register for the skills clinic.

Click here for a Spectator Guide for this year's Trails Fest races!


Do you have what it takes to dominate at every event?  The King and Queen of the Mountain is awarded to the fastest racers in the Expert Enduro, Long XC, & Downhill events.  You must race in all three events to qualify!  KOM/QOM ranks are determined by tallying up your place in each of the qualifying races.  The lowest combined score wins (this is not judged on time).  

Add in the 10k Trail Run to qualify for our special Beast Mode award!  Given out to the craziest man and woman on the mountain, this special award recognizes the insane spirit of those that truly appreciate trails and are able to tackle every disciple at a high level. Just finishing all four of our top events is a feat!

Volunteer For the event

Volunteers are our favorite kind of people.  These awesome folks give their time to make this event possible, keeping racers safe and ensuring everything goes smoothly. Want to lend a hand?  We've got tasks as short as an hour or as long as an afternoon.  Volunteers get rewards for helping out, including swag, food/beer tickets, and entry to evening music. Many volunteer slots are available right now, while more will be added later. Give back today!

Group Campsite Available!

Town fills up quickly for Labor Day Weekend but if you still need a place to pitch your tent, we have limited spots available in the group campsite at Fort Wilkins!  Sites are only $5/person and are the cheapest place to stay in town.

Trails Fest Refund Policy: We will allow transfer of entries. Sorry, no refunds.

Schedule of Events

Look for the who/what/when/why and how?  You've come to the right place.  Our Participant Guide provides all the nitty gritty to get you organized for the weekend including a complete schedule of events, registration details, course maps, and more.  Download the most up-to-date Participant Guide below and start planning your trip!

Last updated August 23, 2022.

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