Race Logistics and Other Details of Note
START TIMES & LOCATIONS
8am - 10 mile Shore Rock starts from Lakeview Arena in Marquette (map)
9am - 28 mile Soft Rock starts from Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee (map)
10am - 48 mile Hard Rock starts from downtown Negaunee (map)
4pm - 4 mile Junior Rock starts from Lakeview Arena in Marquette
5pm - 1/2 mile Littlest Rock starts from Lakeview Arena in Marquette
5:15pm - 1 mile Little Rock starts from Lakeview Arena in Marquette
Aid stations will be available on both the HARD ROCK and SOFT ROCK courses. Natural Spring Water direct from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, courtesy of Norway Springs, and fruit will be available as will Clif Bar Gel at most stations.
As a courtesy to the many volunteers, riders failing to make it to Forestville Road (approx. 38 miles into HARD ROCK; approx. 18 miles into SOFT ROCK) prior to 3:30 p.m. will be guided off of the course and taken to the finish area by support vehicle.
If you should decide to drop out of the race, go to the nearest aid station and inform a race official of your decision. Support vehicles will be available for a ride from the aid station to the finish area.
Use of an approved helmet is required in all events.
First aid will be available at all of the aid stations and at the finish line as well as roaming medical personnel along the course.
Cash and awards ceremony will be at 6:30 PM at Lakeview Arena. Thousands of dollars in merchandise will be given away by random drawings courtesy of our sponsors (must be present to win). Unique commemorative awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each class in the Hard, Soft, Shore, and Junior Rock races.
Registration/Finish Line (map): With the new finish line, there is VERY limited parking at Lakeview Arena. Please park right across the street in the east parking lot of NMU's Berry Event Center. (Parking map)
28 mile Start Area - Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee (map). Please park at the school or legally on nearby city streets.
48 mile Start Area - Downtown Negaunee (map). Please park in city lots or legally on nearby city streets.
Buses will be available for personal transport (no bikes allowed) from the finish to the start areas from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (on the 1/2 hour).
CLOTHING DROP BAGS
Riders will be given a numbered clothing drop bag. Riders may place personal articles needed at the finish area in these bags. Drop bags left at the start in the designated bag area will be transported to the finish at Lakeview Arena. The drop bags will be secured to the best of our ability, but we cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
Local bike shops will be on hand to help out with any necessary mechanical repairs at the start areas of both races. Please carry your own tools and supplies for emergency repairs on the course.
BIKE WASH & STORAGE
Hoses will be available outside Lakeview Arena for washing bikes. A bike storage area will be provided while riders are socializing at the arena and/or returning to the start to pick up vehicles. Bikes will be secured to the best of our ability, but we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen bicycles. The bike corral will close at 4 p.m. Please pick up your bike prior to that time.
Showers are available at Lakeview Arena free of charge. Please provide your own soap and towels.
This year we are offering your choice of a T-shirt or a pair of quality bike socks embroidered with the race logo as part of your entry fee. Please indicate your choice of socks or shirt, and your desired size on entry form.
*Please note that shirts and socks are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Marking your size on the entry form helps the Ore to Shore Committee determine what sizes to order. The Ore to Shore cannot guarantee that you will receive the exact size that was marked on your entry form.
Official race photos from 2004 through 2015 can be viewed/shared/purchased at www.MarquettePhoto.com