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Deirdre Northrup-RiestererFebruary 26, 2024

Ski race offered for everyone who can ‘bear’ the cold

The annual Honey Bear Classic Ski Race will be held in Forestville on Saturday, Feb. 18 and people of any age are encouraged to participate.

Race events start at 10 a.m. from the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) Trailhead. There will be classic skiing or skating over a 12K or 24K course. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:45 a.m. in the pole barn.

The entry fee is $25 per person. All proceeds will go to maintaining the Big Bay Pathway, which is closed right now due to logging activity.

“Participants, volunteers and donation will be well received,” said Nicole Dewald, director of the NTN.

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An awards ceremony will be held after the race. Door prizes and refreshments will also be given away.

“Local sport shop and businesses have contributed the prizes,” Dewald said. “For awards we have honey.”

People are welcomed to attend the race and learn more about the Big Bay Pathway and programs offered by the NTN.

“We encourage all spectators to come,” Dewald said. “They may even have a chance to see Honey Bear.”

Entry forms are available at and at local sport shops. For details call NTN at (906) 235-6861.

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