The Copper Harbor Trails thrive because of the thousands of volunteer hours put in each year by community members, CHTC supporters, and trail lovers. In addition, generous donors help fund CHTC's efforts and keep the gears turning behind the scenes. Building trail is an expensive endeavor, particularly in a region as remote and rugged as ours! We also must pay for insurance, race expenses, signage, and plenty of other necessities to keep the organization moving forward. Our tiny town of 100 year-round residents can't do it all and we appreciate any support we can get.
Put your money where your heart is! CHTC members come from near and far, yet they all share one thing: a love for our trails. By joining the Copper Harbor Trails Club, you show your support for our organization and the awesome trails we have worked to create. Your membership not only helps us monetarily, it also shows other funders and community partners that we have a passionate support base within the region that wants to protect and develop non-motorized trails for everyone. Join today so that together we can create a better system tomorrow!
We sell all sorts of merch at events and with partner businesses. Show your support by purchasing a hat, socks, posters, stickers, shirt, or whatever else tickles your fancy! Now that we're out of the busy summer season, we've put our leftover gear up for sale on our online store. Grab something good today!
Over 80 local and regional businesses support The Copper Harbor Trails Club each year, providing much-needed income to build and maintain our trails each year. These busniesses recognize the impact our trails have on the Keweenaw's communities and are committed to giving back in a big way. Our top-notch trails attract not only tens of thousands of outside visitors each year, but also help retain high-quality employees who are drawn to the region's abundant natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. If you or your business are interested in supporting our efforts at a higher level, please contact us directly to discuss our Parter Program or funding needs.
An easy way to support the trails is to drop a few dollars in the Copper Harbor trailhead donation pipe, contribute via PayPal, or send donations to the Copper Harbor Trails Club, P.O. Box 37, Copper Harbor, MI 49918. You can also support project-specific fundraising campaigns, such as the Keweenaw Point Trail project. No matter how you contribute, all funds go right back into supporting the CHTC's mission and the trails you know and love. Thanks!
Give back to the trails by volunteering! CHTC organizes trail workday events where passionate volunteers come together to help the CHTC accomplish some of our ‘to do’ list so we can ensure the highest quality riding experience. Come spend a day digging in the dirt with us and maybe make some new friends along the way. We also need help at events, with our committees, on our bike patrol, and more.
Great trails don't happen by accident. Volunteers are critical! Thanks to all of those who have contributed sweat equity to make our trails awesome. We couldn't do our work without you and appreciate your support.
One of the most significant ways the CHTC raises funds to support the trails is through our events. We are always looking for passionate, positive volunteers to help events run smoothly. Contact us if you are interested in donating time to help with high-level event planning, day-of logistics, or just want to control traffic during a race.
Board and Committees
The CHTC is run by a group of invested Board and committee members. If you are looking to get involved on a more regular basis, consider being involved as a Board or committee member. Learn more about our Board & Staff here!