Subscribe to receive an e-mail when events and news are published here:

MI-TRALE will host it’s 10th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color ORV/ATV Tour. The RIDE is FREE and includes a Pasty Lunch. We have a morning ride and an afternoon ride. Once again this year, the morning ride will go from Adventure Mountain in Greenland to the Twin Lakes State Park. Those on the morning ride will then have lunch with the Afternoon Riders at the Twin Lakes State Park. The afternoon riders will then go from Twin Lakes State Park back to Adventure Mountain. The ride takes Senior Citizens past historic Copper Mines, over the scenic Firesteel and Flintsteel trestles, with stops along the way for picture-taking.

We are always looking for more side-by sides and drivers to help transport the seniors please contact Kim 906-482-0656 if you’d like to help

 

{ 0 comments }

August 14 – 16. the PF Route which makes the connection to White Pine will be closed for the removal of this temporary bridge and new culvert installation between Potato Farm and Norwich Roads over the Little Cranberry River starting August 14th with opening expected to be August 16th. There is no detour available. Sorry for the inconvenience

{ 0 comments }

Everyone is Welcome!

The ride will start south of Mass City following the OC trail over beautiful forest roads and trails through the Ottawa National Forest to Sidnaw. In Sidnaw, we will have lunch (on your own) at the Sidnaw Station. They have really great food and sandwiches, which are sure to have you returning in the near future. The ride will be approximately 30 miles each way and as noted, through some of the nicest and most scenic areas in the Ottawa. It is a very relaxing ride without a lot of water, mud and technical trails. Those new to ATVing may find the ride especially relaxing.

The ride will start at what is often referred to as Petty Coat Junction or Pori. Actually, it is an old railroad siding located south of Mass City approximately 13 miles. The site provides for more than adequate parking for vehicles and trailers. The GPS coordinates are: 46 deg. 40’ 48” North, 88 deg. 57’ 34” West. Please see the directions below for greater detail.

In Summary:
Date: August 16th (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Starting location: Pori aka Petty Coat Junction – see directions below
Ride: Traveling to Sidnaw on the OC trail and returning after lunch
Who: Open to club members or those who would like to join us, everyone is welcome
Riders are free to remain with us the entire ride or continue the ride on their own

Directions from Mass are as follows:
From highway-26 at the blinking light, turn south onto Depot Rd which changes to Depot Ridge Rd for 1.8 miles. Continue straight as it now becomes Rousseau Road. In approximately 4.7 miles you will note the Rousseau Bar to your right. Continue another ½ mile to Pori Road (you are now on the OC trail) and then an additional 2.9 miles to where Pori dead ends. Turn right for another 1/2 of a mile to the rail road tracks which is Petty Coat Junction or Pori which is the location of the above referenced GPS coordinates and our starting point.

Directions from highway -38 at FH-16:
FH-16 is 7 miles east of highway-26 at Lake Mine.
From highway-38 go south on FH-16 for 6.2 miles to Pori Road which will be on your right. Continue on Pori Road 3.3 miles to the rail road tracks which is Petty Coat Junction also known as Pori.

Directions from the south starting at Trout Creek:
From highway -28 and Davison Road/Gardner Road go north 16.1 miles which changes to Mud Creek Road. Turn right onto FR 1180 for approximately 2.8 miles to where it dead ends on the FR 1100. This is also the OC trail. Turn left or north on the FR 1100 for 2.3 miles to it dead ends on the Pori Road. Turn left or west .4 miles to Pori or Petty Coat Junction.

{ 0 comments }

On Sunday, July 16th MI-TRALE will hold their July monthly ride. It will be a joint ride with ORVs and equestrian riders welcomed. Well, we call it a “Ride-In”, as both groups will ride their separate ways starting at 10:00 ET, and then “Ride-In” a couple of hours later for a great lunch back at the park. Where you can eat and share stories

All riders will meet at the Stannard Township Park (behind the CO-OP) in Bruce Crossing at 10:00 a.m. local time. Each ride will go their separate ways and meet up later back at the Stannard Park for lunch to be served at noon. The motorized folks will take a great ride that will include stopping at Bond Falls. From there they will have a ride through the country and returning to Bruce Crossing and the Stannard Township Campground and Park. A very nice ride and on a few forest routes that maybe some have not taken in the past.

The equestrian ride remains a guarded secret but is hinted to be a great ride as well.

MI-TRALE’s Equestrian Committee is planning the get together and will organize the lunch, which alone should not be missed. And, the lunch is at no cost as it is being provided by MI-TRALE.

So, bring your ride, be prepared for a great time and a great lunch not to mention being with a great group of people. Okay, maybe I am just a little biased, but if you attended the June ride, I am sure you will agree. And, remember this is open to all riders, MI-TRALE members or not. MI-TRALE extends our “Thanks” to Stannard Township for the use of their great park facilities.
Hope to see you there remember:

July 16th
10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Stannard Township Park
Bruce Crossing, MI
Be prepared for a great time!
Share good times while you share the trails!

{ 0 comments }

May 26, 2017 – CAUTION: BN Route – there is a bad/rough section of BN Route between M38 & M26 crossings and north of the trestle bridges (4) as shown on the map where logging took place and there was damage to the Route please use caution and try not to damage the trail any more when traveling through this area. Thank you

{ 0 comments }

EXCITING NEWS!! MI-TRALE just got word we were awarded a $10,000 Polaris Trails Grant!! Thank you Polaris!!

MI-TRALE’s ORV safety education includes participating at Camp Nesbit which is a four-day outdoor educational experience for all 6th grade students within Ontonagon, Gogebic and Baraga Counties of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. MI-TRALE teaches each year over 100 students the Michigan ORV Safety Training Course so they can receive their permits to ride. We requested funds to purchase much needed safety equipment for these youth ORV safety training classes. The major items are: Helmets, eye protection, 2 youth ATV’s and various equipment for making the field training course.

The final area we requested funding for is trail counters. To properly maintain the trails we need to understand trail usage. The trail counts will provide the data required to properly schedule future maintenance projects. A secondary use for this data will be to promote our recreational sport by being able to publicize the numbers of riders that visit the area. This would help educate people on the important role that the ORV riders have in the tourist economy.

THANK YOU again Polaris!

{ 0 comments }

 

Copperfest

{ 0 comments }

Sinkhole On Trail #3 Filled

{ 0 comments }

*** CAUTION*** BN (Bill Nichols) Route is closed in between Painsdale and South Range. Due to a water main break that caused a large washout. Please stay clear of this area until further notice, Thank you!

{ 0 comments }

September 24th 2015 It’s that time of the year again! 8th Annual Senior Fall Color Tour Ride! We could use your help if you have a Side X Side and would like to volunteer your time to give a Senior a ride please give Kim at the number below  It will be a day you’ll never forget!

MI-TRALE invites Seniors to join us on the 8th Annual Fall Color Tour Ride

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 

MI-TRALE would like to take you on a ride in a Side by Side from Greenland to Twin Lakes so you can enjoy the Fall Colors

The RIDE is FREE and includes a Pasty Lunch

We will be providing Bus transportation to and from Cane Court, Ontonagon with 2 departure times.

Limited space Available You MUST make RESERVATIONS to go on the ride please CALL Kim before Monday, Sept. 21, 2015at   863-528-5256 or 906-482-0656 & leave a message

Kim can answer any questions you may have too

We hope you will Join Us on this amazing Fall ride!

TOUR #1 – Departing at 8:30am ET from Cane Court in Ontonagon the bus will take to the Fairgrounds in Greenland where you will get in a Side by Side and head to Twin Lakes State Park for lunch and after lunch around 1pm the bus will take you back to Cane Court in Ontonagon

TOUR #2 – Departing at 11:30am ET from Cane Court in Ontonagon. The bus will take you to Twin Lakes State Park for lunch. After lunch you will get in a Side by Side and head for the Fairgrounds in Greenland to arrive there around 3:30 pm ET where you will take the bus back to Cane Court in Ontonagon.

If you have your own ATV or Side by Side bring it and join us Or ask a friend or family member to join us and take you on this tour in their Side by Side. You will still need to make reservations even when bringing your own machine!

 

{ 0 comments }