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There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.

Wednesday Night Superior Bike Rides @ Locations Vary
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Street bike rides every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm leaving from different locations check schedule as to where ride will start also check website as there will be updates. Rides last around 90 minutes and cover 8 to 15 miles depending on the ride. Road bikes, Mt. bikes, cruiser bikes everybody is welcome. Rides are casual you go at your own pace, we wait for everyone . We also have weekend group rides to different locations this are longer events from 18 to 30 + miles rides still casual still fun.

  • May 22nd Bessemer VFW 6:30 pm.
  • May 29th Rigonis Bar Ayer St. Ironwood 6:30 pm
  • June 5th Brewsters Ironwood 6:30 pm.
  • June 12th Don & GG’s Hwy US-2 Ironwood 6:30 pm.
  • June 19th Golden Dragon Ironwood 6:30 pm.
  • June 26th Joanie’s Side Kicks Iron Belt Wisconsin 6:30 pm.
  • July 10th Bank Club Hurley start time 6:30 pm.
  • July 17th Festival Ironwood 6:30 pm.
  • July 24th Cold Iron Brewing in Ironwood start time 6:30 pm.
  • July 28th ride from M & N intersection to St Germain and back.
  • July 31st Spyders Hurley 6:30 pm.
  • August 7th Don & GG’s in Ironwood start time 6:30 pm.
  • August 11th ride from Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction and back 30-mile ride all on paved trail.
  • Time Change to 6:00 pm start time starting August 15th.
  • August 14th Bessemer VFW start time 6:00 pm.
  • August 21st Rigonis Bar Ironwood start time 6:00 pm.
  • August 25th ride from Mercer to Manitowish Waters and back 20-mile ride.
  • September 4th Bessemer VFW start time 6:00 pm.
  • September 8th ride from Bayfield to Madeline island and back using ferry to get to Island for 20-mile ride on Island
  • Fall Cider Ride Everson’s House date not set yet.
Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally @ Downtown Hurley
May 23 – May 26 all-day

Come to Hurley for the LARGEST parade of ATV/UTVs you have seen.  Ride the trails.  Participate in the Poker Run and other events.  Attempt the INFAMOUS Mud Pit.  Registration and details at:

Tap Talks – North Country Trail @ Cold Iron Brewing
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 PM for an informative presentation from our local North Country Trail chapter. Learn about different trail sections in the area, what events are coming up this summer, and how you can get involved!

If you’d like to follow the local NCT chapter on Facebook: Ni-Miikanaake (Western U.P. North Country Trail Chapter)

National Trails Day Hike @ North Country Trail
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ICORE and the North Country Trail Association Heritage Chapter are hosting a public 3.5 mile hike along the North Country Trail in Iron County, Wisconsin. We’ll visit the old Gold Mine and an overlook of the Penokees. Meet where the trail crosses Casey Sag Road.

Directions: From Hurley WI, take Highway 77 west beyond Upson 3 miles to Casey Sag Road, turn right (north) and go 2.75 miles to trailhead.

GRRRR! – Go Ride R Range Ride 2019 @ Ironwood Historic Depot Park
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A 14-Mile Casual Group Ride on the Beautiful Iron Belle Trail from Ironwood to Bessemer and Back to the Ironwood Depot Park for a Pot Luck Dinner

Difficulty: The GRRR is a 14-mile, relatively flat, scenic route with low traffic volume.

Pot Luck: Following the ride at the Depot Park Pavilion. Ice water, paper plates, and napkins will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass.

Helmets are Mandatory

Ride Starts at 2:00PM Sharp
Historic Ironwood Depot Park
Downtown Ironwood, MI

ENTRY FEE: $20 Donation

Download and Print Registration Forms at:

Drop off Registrations or Mail To:
1435 E Cloverland Dr.
Ironwood, MI 49938

Registrations include a high quality water bottle, pot luck dinner at the Depot Park Pavilion (Cold Iron Brewing in case of bad weather), and a fully supported ride with group start, directional signs, and SAG wagon.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Iron Belle Trail for trail maintenance the the Duet Bike Program. For 2019, the proceeds will benefit the purchase of a second duet assisted bike for use on the trail.

For further information call: 906-932-3332

A Single Pear – Acoustic Duo @ Art Park
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Downtown Ironwood First Friday presents A Single Pear – Acoustic Duo for a FREE concert in the Downtown Art Park from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Paddle Then Pints @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet at the parking lot behind Cold Iron at 5 PM and head out for a group paddle from there, making it back to the brewery by 7:30 PM for a Happy Hour Pint. Canoes, kayaks, and SUPs all welcome, however you must provide your own boat and equipment. This round of paddling will be flat water and suitable for all skill levels.

Cold Iron Cookout @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jun 15 @ 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are fencing off our parking lot for a cookout! Join us Saturday June 15th for an afternoon of outdoor fun. We will have the lot fenced off and be pouring 4 beers outside, with Wow Weeniez On Wheelz Catering & Hot Dogz serving up fresh dogs and baked beans. There will be lawn games including cornhole and ring toss and A Single Pear will be playing a taproom show at 7 PM.

Yukon 51 Parking Lot Party @ Yukon 51
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

-DJ Mike 1-4pm (Debuting from Ashland)
-The Teds 4-8pm (Hurley’s Favorite)
-David Walters & The Old Pine Road 8-11pm (Rhinelanders Hottest)
-Vendors 1-5pm (Chalk Coutoro, Paparazzi, Monat, Country Charm Crafts, Lake Superior Stone Items, Mason Jar Creations, Homemade lotions, soaps, candles, bath bombs, Spirituality Gifts & Resources, Decorated Glass, Jewelry, Photos, Jams and more)
-Tiki Bar! Blue Chair Bay Shot Specials w/conch shells (while supplies last)
-Adult and Kid Duck Pick
-New Product Taste Testing
-Meat Extravaganza
-Angel Card Readings
-Bonfire & S’mores at Dusk

Christmas In June @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our annual fundraiser as we raise money to support our community grant-making program. Gogebic Range Health Foundation will be holding a fundraiser on Sunday, June 23rd. Funds will be raised to support our community grantmaking program. Our goal is to give out more grants that support healthy programs in the Gogebic Range. Tickets will be sold for $25 and will include food, one drink ticket, entertainment, door prize and opportunity to play raffle games. Everyone will have a chance to win great prizes Children are free and able to play kid friendly raffle games. Bring a friend, check off some items on your Christmas shopping list and We hope to see you there! Check out our website for more information.