Superior Bike Festival to be held at the end of June

Gary Seaman

On June 25, 26, and 27, the city of Marquette will host the Superior Bike Festival.

The Festival includes the state of Michigan road racing championship on Saturday, and will have racers from all over Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois competing.

The festival is a fund raiser for the Marquette Mountain National Ski Patrol and the YMCA of Marquette County, there will be a total of $15,000 in cash and prize giveaways.

Races start Friday at 4 p.m. in downtown Marquette with the Twilight Criterium race which starts on Washington street and goes for a total loop of 0.7 miles .

Event organizer Don Wolf explained it will be a fun and exciting event for spectators to come and check out, there will be food, beer and thousands of spectators. It is like a grand-prix for bike racing, and a great time, Wolf said.

On Saturday the state championship road races will begin with races starting and finishing at Superior Hills School on McClellan Ave.

Also on Saturday the downhill races start at Marquette Mountain which Wolf described as another great spectator event, said Wolf.

Sunday is the circuit race out at Presque Isle and mountain chase at Marquette Mountain, There are events available for every caliber of rider, from the beginner to professional, said Wolf.

With many events to choose from race schedules can be viewed and registration can be done online at right up to race day.

Fees vary on how many events you would like to participate in. Registration can also be done at the Marquette commons.