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Copper HarborTrails Fest

09.02.17
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Bikes, Buds, & Beers

The Copper Harbor Trails Fest is September 1-3, 2017 in Copper Harbor, MI. The annual Labor Day Weekend event features short and long Enduro races, short (~15 miles) and long (~30 miles) XC courses, Downhill Race, and a Junior Fat Tire event (for kids 14 & under), and a new 10K Trail Run. Enjoy music, beer, and good times on Saturday and Sunday! The long Enduro and Downhill are part of the Lake Superior Gravity Series.  All participants and volunteers recieve free entry to music, for all others a $10 donation gets you a wristband good for both nights of music. PLEASE CHECK THE PARTICIPANT GUIDE BELOW FOR ALL THE INFO AS THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED! We’ll see you there.

MUSIC!  The music lineup for the weekend has been finalized. Saturday is Copper Country native Erik Koskinen presented by the Keweenaw Adventure Company. "Candor and craft are front and center on Erik Koskinen’s new album, Erik Koskinen Live At the Real Phonic Radio Hour. Recorded at the monthly James J. Hill Library Radio Show featuring Erik’s regular band Paul Bergen, Frankie Lee, and JT Bates. All fifteen songs capture the power of music made in synchronous time, place, and company. Koskinen, whose last two albums Keep It To Yourself and America Theatre showcased his witty lyricism, sharp tongue, and poignant songs, does them one better with Live, releasing some old favorites along with eight never-before-recorded songs." Opening for Erik is David Huckfelt! David Huckfelt is a founding member, singer and songwriter in transcendental Midwestern folk band The Pines. The flat, endless expanses of the band's native Iowa inspires songcraft with a filmmaker's keen eye for detail and framing, blending celestial, ethereal atmospherics with rich, warm vocals and earthy acoustic instruments. 

Sunday of Trails Fest, The Last Revel will return! You asked for it, they asked for it, and with anonymous support to make it happen the Last Revel will take the stage to close out the weekend with a newly released album. "From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. "

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! Click here to reserve your spot for the weekend. 

Schedule of Events

If you are a super planner and want every.single.detail. then you are at the right place. Our participant guide below provides all the nitty gritty to get you organized for the weekend including a complete schedule of events, registration details, course maps, and more. You can always use our contact button on the website if you have additional questions!  Area information can be found on our website:  www.copperharbortrails.org/visit

Volunteers are the coolest people on earth. Seriously. If you aren’t one of the coolest people on earth yet, don’t fear—it is super easy to join the ranks. Life doesn’t get better than rubbing elbows with baddest bikers in the Midwest... plus, it would be a crime to miss out on the after-parties. Trust us. 

The updated map for the 2017 XC Races is below. Short Race will turn right onto Phase 1 Point Trail and Long Race will continue out and onto Phase 2 Point Trail before looping back to town and joining the short course. 

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