Ore to Shore Draws Thousands to Marquette

Michigan Bike Race - Photo credit - Jeni Jewell

Michigan Bike Race

Guest Blogger Jeni Jewell shares the experiences of riders at this year’s Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic race in Marquette.

Mud, mud, everywhere. As I stood at the finish line at the Lakeview Arena in Marquette, hoping to talk with a few riders about their 2011 Ore to Shore experience, I couldn’t help staring.

Some riders had two tiny white circles framing their eyes with thick layers of mud caked on the rest of the face. Not a body or bike part was spared, including those who wore glasses and had two small streaks to see through. Continue reading