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Local Reources

Updated: March 1, 2011

Sooner or later, it happens: the unexpected. You snap a seat post. The car won't start. You crash. Hard. If you're at home, no biggie – you head down to your local bike shop, call your trusty car mechanic or head off to your doctor. But if you're in a foreign land (and if you're not from the Keweenaw, it might as well be Timbuktu), you can take your chances with the yellow pages, some guy on the street or hit the Internet – and hope for the best. What you'll find below is, of course, basically a yellow-pages-like list that you found on the internet compiled by some guy. While this is true, it was put together from actual experience by bikers obsessed with the idea of getting as much information out there on riding in the Keweenaw as possible, with the hope that everyone who ventures here to ride does so with a smile.

Online Keweenaw Resources
Information on local trails, including skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Information on all area races can be found here as well.
The official website of the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tons of info on all things Keweenaw.
Your guide to news, views, and life int eh Keweenaw Peninsula.
Enjoy it here so much you want to stay? We don't blame you. Check the Keweenaw professional jobs site for job postings for professional positions; includes any open postings from Michigan Tech, local hositals and local engineering companies.
Website of the Copper Harbor Trails Club - up-to-date information on Copper Harbor events
Descriptions Michigan's MTB trail systems, maintained by former Houghtonite Diane Ursu.
The latest news from the Keweenaw's largest competitive cycling team.
Resource for mountain biking in the U.P.
Organization that strives to raise awareness about local green projects/programs/events/resources around the Keweenaw.
A rainy day and looking for something fun to do with the kids (toddlers)? Check out the Tree House. Information and directions on the website.

Regional and Michigan Cycling Resources

Bike Marquette
There are great places to ride in the U.P. besides the Keweenaw. Check out to see what our friends in Marquette are up to!

Michigan Mountain Biking Association -
Non-profit organization that promotes mountain biking in Michigan

League of Michigan Bicyclists
LMB is a non-profit, tax-exempt statewide membership organization working to improve conditions for bicycling in Michigan.

Library / Museums

Portage Lake District Library - on the waterfront in Houghton
Computers and wireless (fee charged to non-residents); magazines, books, music, movies; great place to relax.

Seaman Mineral Museum - Michigan Tech Campus - Houghton
A world-class collection of minerals; the official mineral museum of the State of Michigan; currently closed, reopening at new location in summer of 2011 across from the main Michigan Tech trail head.

Copper Town Mining Museum - Calumet - 906.337.4354
History of copper mining in the Keweenaw

Keweenaw National Historical Park - Houghton - Hancock - Calumet
Check website for details.

Bike Shops

The Bike Shop - Houghton
Full-service shop with a crack team of mechanics. If they don't have it, they can usually get it in two days. Carries Jamis, Scott, Kona, Marin, Niner and Transition bikes

Cross Country Sports - Calumet
Full-service shop. Carries Trek, Gary Fisher, Haro, Redline, Masi and Premium bikes.

Downwind Sports - Houghton
Solid shop with with top-notch staff and everything you need to keep going. Carries Cannondale and Giant

Hancock Bike Shop - Hancock
Bikes (Specialized), motorcycles, ATVs, boats, motors, skis.

Keweenaw Adventure Company - Copper Harbor
Sam and his team are dedicated to making sure everyone keeps rolling in Copper Harbor. A stable of Kona, Cannondale and Marin rentals are available if you find yourself in Copper Harbor without a bike. The Adventure Company also provides shuttle runs on the Copper Harbor trails and guided tours throughout the Keweenaw.


Aspirus-Keweenaw - Laurium
Full-service hospital with emergency care; Aspirus-Keweenaw also operates a number of clinics in the area, including FastCare at the Shopko in Houghton and clinics in Lake Linden, Laurium and Houghton. Check website for details.

Portage Health System - Hancock
Full-service hospital with emergency care. Portage also operates clinics throughout the area, including ExpressCare in Houghton and clinics in Lake Linden, Ontonagon and Houghton. Check website for details.

BlueSky Health - Houghton
24/7 online scheduling, transparent pricing, and direct access to your doctor with unhurried office visits, phone consultations, voicemail, or email. 


Copper Country Veterinary Clinic - Houghton
904 West Sharon Ave., Houghton; 906.482.1771

Kewenaw Veterinary Clinic - Baraga
20 minutes from Houghton, but worth it; 12422 US-41, Pelkie, MI; 906.353.7575 

Northland Veterinary Clinic - Hancock
1111 Hecla St., Hancock; 906.482.3400

North Woods Pet Lodge - Chassell
42057 Archambeau Rd., Chassell; 906.523.4158

Copper Country Pet Services - Chassell
22265 Denton Rd., Chassell; 906.482.7387


Computer Mechanix - Houghton
Expert technicians who can fix just about anything that's fixable; home and business hardware and networking solutions.
47480 Paradise Road, Houghton; 906.482.5577

Up and Running - Houghton
Hardware, software, repairs; authorized Apple service provider
314 Sheldon Ave., Houghton, MI; 906.482.4800 


Jerry's Transmission - Ripley - 906.482.0110
Full-service mechanical shop; foreign and domestic.

Keweenaw Automotive - Houghton - 906.482.7988
Full-service repair shop; foreign and domestic.

Dave's BP/Amoco - Hancock - 906.482.3410
Full-service repair shop; foreign and domestic; towing.

The Tire Shop - Hancock - 906.482.1850
Tires while you wait.