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First Annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk

Are you registered to take in all this beauty during the Stoneport 5K Quarry Run /5K Walk at the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry on August 16th? Hope so! It’s going to be a memorable race!

Experience a unique 5K course that encompasses a 60 year-old limestone quarry on the scenic shores of Lake Huron, all proceeds benefiting The Alpena Cancer Center.

We are excited to announce our first ever charity fundraising event. The “Quarry Run/Walk” is a 5K event with all proceeds benefiting the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center. The Cancer Center is a partnership with the University of Michigan and provides comprehensive cancer care to the residents of northeast Michigan. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to benefit new equipment upgrades for ARMC. This unique event will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry. Participants will compete on a course that encompasses the 60 year old mining operation and its serene landscape, which is located on the pristine shores of Lake Huron.


Registration starts at 8 a.m. on August 16th, 2014

9 a.m. 5K Quarry Run/Walk Starts

10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Breakfast for Participants

12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. 60th Anniversary Celebration (Open to the Public)

Download the Event Brochure Here.

Please also consider donating online to the Alpena Cancer Center


Norway Ridge Trail Run – Cancelled !

DorkNecklacea__75927.1278189712.430.430TBTALogoThis event has been Cancelled on 4/26 due to the Trial conditions. There’s still too much snow pack and ice on main portions of the trail and water. We “may” reschedule later but that is unknown as of now. Thank you !!

Road Cycling routes in Alpena

There will be a 2nd meeting for the purposed Road Cycling Route Maps in the Alpena area.

Meeting will take place at the Cabin Creek Coffee Shop 5Pm on July 10,2014

Anyone is welcome we urge TBTA board members to attend.

Norway Ridge

Blow downs have been cleared from trail between posts 10 and 11.




REGISTRATION: 9:00 to 10:00


Entry Form Requests:


2014 Dork Brothers Independence Day Race

When: Friday, July 4

Times:  8:30  1 Mile Run/Walk

9:00 5 K Run/Walk


Where:  APLEX  on Woodward Avenue

Entry Form Request:

2014 Ales For Trails

The annual 2014 Ales for Trails is almost here !  Thunder Bay Trails will be accepting donations, running a membership drive, viewing a U.P. Fatbiking documentary (20min), playing games, easter egg hunt. Along with prize giveaways, a dollar for each featured pint will be donated back to the club and there will be a special random prize draw if you ride your bicycle there.  Come out and join us !


Residents hear update on Alpena-to-Hillman trail

April 2, 2014
Jordan Travis – News Staff Writer The Alpena News

ALPENA – Thunder Bay Trails Association members and others heard about an idea to improve the Department of Natural Resources’ Alpena to Hillman trail Wednesday.

Emily Meyerson, a trails consultant with Top of Michigan Trails Council, talked about the plan and answered questions. The council, along with the DNR, originally had hoped to apply to the Natural Resources Trust Fund to pay for part of the project by Tuesday, but a few issues forced them to hold off for a year.

Thunder Bay Trails to Hear Guest Speaker

Thunder Bay Trails will host Emily Myerson at the April 2nd meeting.  She TBTALogowill speak about the proposal to upgrade the Alpena to Hillman Rails to Trails spur.

Myerson is the trial’s coordinator for the Michigan Trails Council.  She was instrumental in acquiring grant money to develop the Nest Trail which runs from Cheboygan to Alpena.

The April 2nd meeting will be held at 6pm in the Alpena Community College’s Center Building in Room 106.  The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Relay For Life Alpena

Wayne Wire Cloth Products Relay For Life Team is looking for those who American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_Lifewould like to participate in this years event at the Alpena Fair Grounds.

Further information can be found here:

Please join them in their fight against cancer by joining the team.

Hubbard Lake Triathlon

August 2, 2014hlt small logo
North End Park
Hubbard Lake, MI

This event is for the adventurous, Michigan-loving athletes. Located in Northeast, Michigan on Hubbard Lake, this event offers a view and race experience like no other. Hubbard Lake being the 4th largest shoreline distance lake in Michigan offers a beautiful, unforgettable view for the entire event. This event offers an Olympic and sprint distance triathlon, with relay options and of course the Hubbard Lake Cycling Road Race.

New Accurate Trail Map at Norway Ridge

This new sign has a queue for those tech savvy skiers and hikers. As well as !cid__I1393693307accurate mileage for each trail.