DNA of Adventure Series: Growth Mindset (This is the first blog post of the series.) By Todd Poquette, Director of Adventure Those of us involved with the Adventure Team often talk about an “adventure mindset.” After reading Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, I discovered this concept is what Dweck calls a [...]
I’m a runner. Running has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad and uncle used to run marathons in Detroit and the surrounding areas. I remember going to Belle Isle to watch him finish and I was always in awe of every part of the race. I [...]
Press Release: 906 Adventure Team Youth Programs, Marji Camp, The Crusher, Marji Gesick March 24, 2020 Following the Governor's shelter in place order, continued calls for social distancing, and mounting uncertainty, the 906 Adventure Team and Director of Adventure, Todd Poquette, addresses questions about Adventure Bike Club and community events: Marji Camp, The Crusher, [...]
4 Steps to Adventuring by bike #1: PURCHASE A GOOD BIKE THAT FITS We can’t stress this enough - the bike matters. Off-road riding is not enjoyable on a bike designed for driveways and bike paths. Visit your local bike shop for help selecting a bike designed for trails in a size that fits [...]
Fitting kids on Freedom Machines Parents have a lot of questions when it comes to selecting the right size bike for their children. We’ll share some simple tips to make the process easier and remove some of the mystery around proper bike fit! Bike fit for young riders should consider the following: 1) Inseam [...]
Mino-giizhigad; Maazhi-giizhigad: The Marji Gesick Alexandra Houchin is no stranger to our neck of the woods. Member of the Triple Crown Hall of Pain, 2019 Bikepacker of the Year, and all-around great person, she wrote up a very nice piece on us in The Radavist. Check it out here.
The Marquette newspaper The Mining Journal recently published an article on the 906 Adventure Team titled "Cycle of life - Activity has lessons for on the trail and for living" featuring our Director of Adventure, Todd Poquette, at presenting an overview of our work at the Local Badass speaker series. Read the article
Adventure Bike Club ended back in August, but a week hasn’t gone by yet that Todd didn’t run into one of the kids, coaches, parents, or volunteers, and they all say the same thing. They can’t wait for next summer! It’s hard to believe how much we’ve grown in two short years. We're now serving [...]
906AT supporters ERG Energy Bars from Traverse City, Michigan are going to donate 15% of every sale of their fantastic energy bars to the Adventure Team when you use the coupon code 906adventureteam. Hand made in downstate MI using minimally-processed, locally-sourced ingredients with a variety of flavors from Apple Ginger to Cranberry Walnut. You can [...]
The Mining Journal recently published an article on the 906 Adventure Team titled "When biking is an Adventure" featuring our summer Adventure Bike Club program in Marquette. Read how together we're making a difference in the lives of kids in The U.P.