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What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Mountain Bike Clinic, Ski Race, Travel Guide

There’s always plenty do in Northern Michigan, even as the winter rolls on. Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association brings us more information on the fun events going on in Northern Michigan.

The Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with some great outdoor events! The Copper Harbor Women’s Weekend Mountain Bike Clinic will be taking place the last weekend in July and always sells out. Registration opens online next week on March 4, so make sure to sign up early if you’re interested! The weekend clinic is open to all skill-levels, where you’ll get to ride the awesome trails in and around Copper Harbor with some high-powered, professional coaching talent.

The Friends and Family Race at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs has quickly become one of its most popular ski races of the season, and it is coming up on March 9. There will be a “friends” division and a “family” division, with teams comprised of up to four ski racers. There will be prizes in each division, and this race is open to ski racers and snowboarders of all ages, so get your team together and enjoy a fun day of racing at Boyne Highlands.

If you’re looking for inspiration for planning your 2019 adventures in west Michigan, now’s the time to pick up a brand new 2019 Carefree Travel Guide! With information, trips, and activities that span from Michigan’s southern border all the way into the Upper Peninsula, this is a great guide for planning both vacations, and activities to do on a weekend or day trip. The guide is available digitally, or free by mail, from the West Michigan Tourist Association website.