Marquette gears up for 20th-annual Ore to Shore bike race

MARQUETTE — Marquette is gearing up for one of its biggest mountain bike races of the year.

The Ore to Shore is celebrating their 20th year, and according to the race director, none of it would be possible without the support from the community.

“We have great community support,” said Scott Tuma, race director. “Anywhere you go on the trail there’s houses with people outside watching and clapping and they’re doing their own feed stations for the racers, so it’s really something you can feel from the community support. The racers feel it, and that’s why they keep coming back.

Racers gathered at the Lakeview Arena in Marquette, with lines stretching out the door to register for the race.

The race consists of 3 lengths; the 10 mile, the 28 mile, and the 48 mile.

Since the race is celebrating 20 years, a one–of–a–kind quilt has been made with every shirt from this and the past 19 races that will be raffled off.

For more information about the race, visit their website here.