Connect Marquette Completes Record Breaking Iron Range Roll Bike Race

Cyclist biked in the 9th Annual Iron Range Roll today, helping make history as nearly 300 participates hit the Iron Ore Heritage Trail for the race. Each year the proceeds from the Iron Range Roll are donated back to the YMCA of Marquette County’s Youth Programs.  With more riders than ever and help from our sponsors, Connect Marquette expects to donate over $10,000 to our YMCA!

Following the race, the Iron Range Roll Committee hosted an after party and awards ceremony at Ore Dock Brewing Company in Downtown Marquette. Utilizing the upper floor of the venue, attendees listened to live music from The Wallens and snacked on food from Tadych’s Marketplace Foods and Lawry’s Pasty Shop.

Big thank you to everyone who participated, our volunteers, and our Iron Range Roll sponsors:

Nicolet National Bank, mediaBrew Communications, Integrated Designs Inc., Yellow Dog Creative, Eagle Mine, TV6 Upper Michigan Source and FoxUP, Lawry’s Pasty Shop, North Country Disposal, Embers Credit Union, Team Wireless, Integris, Enright Excavating, Jamieson & Fulks Orthodontics, UPHP, Eco Smart Home Pros, Fox Motors Marquette & Negaunee, Ore Dock Brewing Company, Lake Superior Community Partnership, The Fire State of Marquette, Innovate Marquette, Smelted, Travel Marquette, Velodrome, Iron Range Agency Insurance, Midway Rentals & Sales, Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior, Vast, Fairfield By Marquette, Superior Designs, 906 Technologies, The Company Ski & Board Shop, Great Northern Title & Abstracts, Inc., UP Rehab Services, Marquette Fit Body Boot Camp, Hinterland Advisors, Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Superior Watershed Partnership & Land Conservancy, Cliffs Shaft Mine, and Michael Springer & Michele Moran. Photos by Matt Honold, Sabrina LaForais, and Lauren Bareiss.