Copper Harbor Bike Tour Singletrack Adventure

Copper Harbor Bike Tour Singletrack Adventure – 2.5 Hour

TRAILS: Rider appropriate Crushed Gravel and/or Singletrack – plus, take advantage of an included mountain bike shuttle ride.
GUIDES: Our guides are very experienced and have cumulative years of experience riding the Copper Harbor Trails and local area.

This tour may be customized for the beginner, intermediate or expert rider.
If you’re seeking an INTRODUCTORY tour of the trails, this exactly what you’re looking for!

Explore Copper Harbor’s world-class mountain bike trails with the folks who know them best! Whether you’re a novice rider (or a family of novices!) who’d like to learn, practice or refine some basic skills or an experienced rider wanting a local’s knowledge of the 38 mile plus trail system, our mountain bike tour groups are small and can be geared towards any level and ambition. Tours for any level can explore historic locations, uninhabited Lake Superior shoreline, inland lakes, streams and waterfalls, old-growth forests and high-point panoramic views of the Lake Superior and surrounding Keweenaw Peninsula below.

BEGINNER TOURS:
Great for novices, families and those just wanting to get out to see what the best mountain biking in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is all about. Following some basic instruction from our guides, venture off to some easy-rated trails surrounding the village to practice your newly learned skills.

While the Copper Harbor Trails have a reputation as being extreme, the Copper Harbor Trails Club is in the process of building more easy-rated, crushed gravel trail that includes the development of the “Back 9 Trails” at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge (KML) in 2019. This tour includes a shuttle ride to the top of the trail system at the KML. Depending on riders’ comfort level, the option of being picked up or to progress to an easier intermediate-rated trail back to the village nearly 3 miles below can be selected.

We are excited of the addition of our new Kona kids bike rentals – Honzo 20 and Honzo 24 this season. Seven speed, equipped with a front fork (50mm & 65mm travel respectively) and hydraulic disc brakes, these “mini-mountain bikes” will provide the youngsters with a quality ride on par to the larger adult models that may evoke a new found passion for some.

TOURS FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS:
For the more experienced and adventurous riders, tours include a variety of Copper Harbor’s classic cross-country and purpose built flow and (downhill) gravity trails ranging from intermediate to advanced and expert rated. Read more about our internationally renown trails here.

THE FINE PRINT:
  • Safety is always our number one concern and we do everything possible to manage the risks for our clients! Our guides are very experienced and have cumulative years of experience riding the Copper Harbor Trails and local area. They will work with you to customize and develop a tour that best suits your level of comfort and capabilities. All of our guides are certified as either Wilderness First Responders (WFR) or in Wilderness First Aid (WFA). Our guides carry two-way radios, cell phones (though coverage is sporadic) and a GPS tracking device capable of sending messages and to call for advanced help in an emergency. It’s important to know that we conduct many mountain bike tours in remote and sparsely populated areas with limited or no access to roads and emergency assistance could be distant and time-consuming.
  • All tours are subject to rescheduling, alternate destinations or cancellations due to unfavorable weather conditions. While we will try to reschedule, full payments will be refunded in the event of tour cancellations due to unsafe riding conditions.
  • Rain, fog or cool weather does not necessarily cancel a trip, though certainly will not venture out in a heavy downpour or if thunderstorms are present.
  • Gratuities for your trip leaders are at your discretion.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Payments are refundable, less a 15% cancellation fee any time prior to 24 hours of the scheduled tour. No refund for cancellations less than 24 hours of the scheduled tour.