MARCH 29, 2019, MARQUETTE, MI – The 906 Adventure Team is excited to continue its partnership with the local trails by donating a significant percentage of the proceeds from the Polar Roll winter adventure race to the Range Area Mountain Bike Association and the Noquemanon Trail Network.
Since 2015 the 906 Adventure Team has donated over $100,000 to our local community groups.
The 906 Adventure Team believes in the continued development of Marquette County as the premiere outdoor destination in the Midwest. Its events Marji Gesick, Polar Roll and The Crusher draw national attention and thousands of visitors annually. Sharing the proceeds of these events with partner non-profits ensures the maintenance and continued development of the unique resource we have in trails across the county.
906 Adventure Team events intentionally promote the region’s deep mining history, so they can show event participants and supporters the vast resource we have in this area and endless opportunities for adventure. This year’s Polar Roll race was no exception. Multiple winter storms the week of the race covered the groomed trails in up to 40” of snow and ice, but the 906 Adventure Team supporters worked day and night to clear over 30 miles of trail that were blocked with downed trees. Their endless days and nights in the woods earned them the nickname “The Bushwackers.” This crew of over 100 volunteers believes in the events that bring important tourism dollars to our region year after year and was dedicated to ensuring the continued success of the 906 Adventure Team.
The 906 Adventure Team will continue to support local trail organizations while ensuring the sustainability of our core mission to show kids that adventure is closer than you think. The experiences the Adventure Team gives kids on bikes helps turn them into confident, resilient, and healthy adults.