About Us

Community contribution

U.P. native and outdoor enthusiast Todd Poquette formed 906 Adventure Team in 2014 hoping to fill a void: While there were race teams and a handful of group rides, there weren’t any groups welcoming youth or adults new to the bike scene. At the same time, he learned through youth programs and event direction that people weren’t drawn to mountain biking just to compete. For many the allure was deeper, more personal – about adventure.

We’re not coaching for a win Tuesday night, we’re coaching skills for life

Big wins and difficult losses create lifetime memories and growth. What can kids truly take away from a championship season? We want them to prioritize effort, embrace the failures, develop positive habits, and focus on the journey. A win on Tuesday night is fun – and can provide some great stories to tell – but the habits they develop and the work they learn to enjoy will serve them down the road more than the win itself. There’s a certain level of maturity needed to view setbacks as opportunities, and through cycling we are helping kids develop a way to do that.

A 501(c)3 non-profit

Volunteerism: Without volunteers 906AT could not operate across three U.P. counties, reach 300+ youth, or operate three nationally recognized events. The immortal words of Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, ring true: “First Who – Get the right people on the bus. Great ideas become reality when you have great people.” We have great people helping us change lives.

Partnerships: We develop relationships on a “win-win” philosophy (Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). The community we serve wins, our partners win, kids win, our mission wins. We’re empowering people to become the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure.

Grants: 100% of the grant money 906AT receives will cover the cost of specific projects, equipment purchases, and programs.

Events: Proceeds from Polar Roll, The Crusher, and Marji Gesick support local trail development and 906AT operational expenses. We have donated over $100,000 to local trail organizations (NTN Singletrack, Range Area Mountain Bike Association) since 2015.

Recognition

  • 906 Adventure Team – Governor’s Fitness Awards 2018 Extraordinary Organization of the Year

  • Polar Roll – Governor’s Fitness Awards 2017 Extraordinary Event of the Year

  • Marji Gesick – finalist for National Association of Sports Commission’s locally Created Event of the Year

Volunteer Coaches

All of our rides are led by volunteer coaches who have passed a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) background check, completed Risk Management 101 training, and concussion protocol training. 906 Adventure Team provides Leader backpacks to Group Leaders, ensuring they have everything they need, when they need it. Motorola two-way radios are assigned to each group, providing a reliable form of communication, keeping leaders connected to basecamp.

Board Members

Todd Poquette
Todd Poquette
Director of Adventure
John E. Yonkers, III, Esq.
John E. Yonkers, III, Esq.
Exploration Officer
The Law Firm of Brogan & Yonkers, Partner
Gail Hanna
Gail Hanna
Financier of Fun
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Director of Grant Operations
Tony Lambert
Tony Lambert
Ready Position Extrordinaire
Van Aire Inc.
VP of Engineered Valve Automation Hardware
Matt Bloch
Matt Bloch
Director of Shred
Gauthier Insurance
Commercial Account Executive
Chuck Hampston
Chuck Hampston
Czar of Gnar
Extreme Tool & Engineering
Project Manager
Scott Brant
Scott Brant
Professor of Perseverance
Guidance Counselor
Nah Tah Wahsh PSA / Hannahville Indian School
Ryan Brang
Ryan Brang
Chief Rad-ministrator
Marquette Family Medicine Residency
Justin Carlson
Justin Carlson
The Biking Bard
Carlson Media
Managing Director

Expanding Beyond Marquette County

906 Adventure Team: Delta County

Our mission to help kids is not restricted to just Marquette County, we want to help the kids all across The U.P. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we’ve recently expanded into the Escanaba area and are starting a 906 Adventure Bike Club: Delta County.

SISU Dirt Crew

SISU DIRT CREW works to improve off road mountain biking trail opportunities across the Gogebic and Penokee Range.

The North Country Trail Association

The North Country Trail Association (NCTA) develops, maintains, protects and promotes the North Country National Scenic Trail as the premier hiking path across the northern tier of the United States through a trail-wide coalition of volunteers and partners.

Empowering people to become the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure.

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