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4th Annual S.P.O.R.T. Ride

MI-TRALE invites you to participate in the fourth annual State Park Off-Road Trek (S.P.O.R.T.) Ride

Saturday, June 13, 2015 Twin Lakes State Park, Twin Lakes Michigan

The ride – offered by MI-TRALE and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will depart at 10 a.m. from the day-use parking area at Twin Lakes State Park. For more information about this park, including a detailed map, visit

The S.P.O.R.T. Ride will bring riders down the Bill Nicholls Trail, connecting to the proposed new multiuse route between Ontonagon and Rockland (known as the OR Route). The route will pass by old mining sites in Greenland and Rockland and provide spectacular views of Ontonagon County. As the ride reaches its destination, riders will have views of the Ontonagon River, passing through the village of Ontonagon and arriving at Ontonagon Township Park, which is the only ORV access point on the western shores of Lake Superior.

Before the ride, attendees can enjoy a social hour at 9 a.m. with coffee and snacks at Twin Lakes State Park’s enclosed picnic shelter. Post-ride activities also will be held at the township park. At the conclusion of the main S.P.O.R.T. Ride, event sponsors will provide information on additional ride options, both guided and self-guided. Twin Lakes State Park is located less than 35 miles from Baraga State Park, so riders can easily travel the connector route between the two parks before or after the S.P.O.R.T. Ride. Maps of the route between Baraga State Park and Twin Lakes will be available at various locations.

Event registration is recommended. Please call Rich Pirhonen at 906-288-3321 or Kelly Somero at 906-353-6558 to register.

The S.P.O.R.T. Ride is a partnership event between MI-TRALE and the DNR. Other sponsors this year include the village of Ontonagon, Ontonagon Township, Ontonagon Township Park, the Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Forest Service.

There is no charge to participate in the ride, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to Twin Lakes and Baraga state parks. It’s to be a GREAT DAY!! Please come join us!!

2015 SPORT Flyer Large 3

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