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Dave Forbush Memorial on June 1

5/19/2014 - By Mario Kennedy

It remains hard to believe and difficult to accept that the passing of our wonderful friend Dave occurred just a few weeks ago. As a follow up to the original notice, we have finalized the plans for Dave’s memorial and celebration of life on June 1st.

After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season
After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season

After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season

4/30/2014 - By Keweenaw Trails

Tech logged the first and last grooming of the season, kicking off on November 24 and ending on April 28. That’s a 155-day season, or a little over five months. Another way to look at it, we had groomed trails for skiing during 42 percent of the year.

Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail
Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail

Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail

4/29/2014 - By Mike Muha

Almost 200 skiers and bikers attended the meeting. Since the outcome has implications for skiers and bikers on other trails throughout the State of Michigan - and even other state - several people traveled long distances to attend the meeting.

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Dave Forbush passes away
Dave Forbush passes away

Dave Forbush passes away

4/25/2014 - By Mario Kennedy

It is with great sorrow that I am informing you of Dave’s passing early Friday morning, April 18. The world will be a different place without him among us.

1985 Michigan Cup Master Champ Helga Hoover passes away
1985 Michigan Cup Master Champ Helga Hoover passes away

1985 Michigan Cup Master Champ Helga Hoover passes away

4/25/2014 - By Christina Tabaczka-Hover

Former Michigan Cup Masters Champion Helga Hoover recently passed away in Ann Arbor.

Fatbikes on the Vasa Trail: Weather concerns
Fatbikes on the Vasa Trail: Weather concerns

Fatbikes on the Vasa Trail: Weather concerns

4/14/2014 - By Andrew J. White

Cyclists generally say that, at temperatures 30 degrees or below, there should be no problems on cross country ski trails. How may days actually are 30 degrees or below?

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Ode to Dave
Ode to Dave

Ode to Dave

4/4/2014 - By Mark Madorski

My life was changed and would never be the same again. I can’t help but think much of it was due to those absolutely magnificent tracks laid down by Dave Forbush over 35 years ago.

DNR seeks input on Grand Traverse County’s Vasa Pathway
DNR seeks input on Grand Traverse County’s Vasa Pathway

DNR seeks input on Grand Traverse County’s Vasa Pathway

4/3/2014 - By Michigan DNR

On April 28, the DNR and TART staff will provide background information on the Vasa Pathway and then receive public comments regarding the mixed-use recreation experience associated with cross-country skiing and fat-tire biking.

Sign petition to ban fatbikes from Vasa Trail during ski season
Sign petition to ban fatbikes from Vasa Trail during ski season

Sign petition to ban fatbikes from Vasa Trail during ski season

4/2/2014 - By Pete LaPlaca

We have formed a coalition of dedicated Vasa trail skiers who are requesting a Director’s Order from the DNR to ban fat bikes from the Vasa ski trails during ski season. We ask you sign our online petition

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Dave Forbush Birthday Party this Saturday
Dave Forbush Birthday Party this Saturday

Dave Forbush Birthday Party this Saturday

4/2/2014 - By Mario Kennedy

Dave is back home and under hospice care now...and we're having a birthday party for him! He would really like to visit with all of his friends. If you want to see Dave, I recommend that you do not delay your visit.

VASA Skiers lament fatbike invasion
VASA Skiers lament fatbike invasion

VASA Skiers lament fatbike invasion

4/2/2014 - By Jim Datsko

Building a local Nordic Camelot doesn’t happen in one, five, or even ten years; but tearing it down can be accomplished in just a couple years.

Michigan Cup Committee acquires Huron Meadows Metropark
Michigan Cup Committee acquires Huron Meadows Metropark

Michigan Cup Committee acquires Huron Meadows Metropark

4/1/2014 - By Mike Muha

In order to grow the sport, we need to attract skiers from major metropolitan markets. Having a trail system so close to Detroit is ideal, says Ernie Brumbaugh.

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