Here’s Chapter One of the five-part, short film, Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route, an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that explores the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the rugged Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is no place for the faint of heart. When the snow dumps down in feet, rather than inches, the Yoopers just bust out bigger tires and get on with it.
The video is a bit of an eye opener. Imagine 15 miles of fast, flowy, bermed out single track, in the snow. That’s what Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has built here, arguably the first trail of its kind.
Chapter One (above) is just a taste of what’s to come and focuses more on the riding non-groomed sections of trail that follow the Dead River. Berms to come later in the series. For now, enjoy. If nothing else, it makes the “I can’t ride because it’s cold and wet outside” complaint sound fairly pathetic.