There will be a 35-mile snow bike race in Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The 35-mile race will start on Washington Street between Third Street and Front Street at 8:00 a.m. and continue down Washington Street to Lakeshore Boulevard and proceed south towards Spring Street. At Spring Street, the race will enter the multi-use path and proceed south to the Carp River bridge and then head under US41 to the Cliffs Power Road to join the South Trails System.
Racers will cross Grove Street by the Golf Course and Wilson Street west of Econo Foods. From here the race will proceed along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and finish in Ishpeming.
Washington Street between Third and Lakeshore will remain closed from Fridays UP 200 Sled Dog Race until 9 a.m. on Saturday. Front Street will be closed to through traffic between Main and Bluff from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m.. Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed for a short period of time to allow the bike race participants to proceed on their designated route.
Grove Street and Wilson Street will not be closed for this event; however, vehicles could be delayed on Grove Street and Wilson Street at the Harlow Farms subdivision and drivers are encouraged to travel an alternative route. Motorists are advised to be cautious and courteous of bicyclists on Cliffs Power Road and any of the designated street crossings.