Category Archives: races

The Cherry Blossoms Appear — and so does the National Cherry Festival

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’VE MOVED! Dear friends and readers, “Loving Traverse City” now has a new address. (It’s a lot easier to remember, too)  You can reach it easily by going to http://blog.traversecity.com/. Or just follow this link. Thanks! Mike By … Continue reading

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I’m Just a Walker in a Runner’s Town

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’VE MOVED! Dear friends and readers, “Loving Traverse City” now has a new address. (It’s a lot easier to remember, too)  You can reach it easily by going to http://blog.traversecity.com/. Or just follow this link. Thanks! Mike By … Continue reading

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Snocross: The Craziest Way to Ride a Snowmobile. Ever.

By MIKE NORTON I was thinking of titling this post, “Kids, Don’t Try This at Home. Not Ever.” Thanks to its climate, Northern Michigan gets more than its share of snowmobile races — and if you’ve never been to one, … Continue reading

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Lake-Effect Weather: Good News for Two Great Local Ski Races!

By MIKE NORTON It looks as though an extended period of cold weather has finally arrived here in Traverse City. We woke up this morning to a fine mistlike snow, the kind that comes when temperatures get down to the … Continue reading

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Traverse City’s Winter Microbrew & Music Festival — and Craft Brew Week!

By MIKE NORTON All right – that was without a doubt the strangest January weekend I’ve ever experienced! On Friday morning we had snow on the ground and temperatures in the 20s, but by Saturday morning the snow had vanished … Continue reading

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The Cherry-Roubaix: TC Does Cycle Racing with European Style

By MIKE NORTON I love riding my bike. I won’t call what I do “cycling,” because that would make it sound much more serious and obsessive than it is. I don’t race, and I’ll never wear Spandex — for which … Continue reading

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Hot Weather in TC — but Not Too Hot for Jumping Horses!

By MIKE NORTON You know it’s going to be a hot day when it’s 11 a.m. and the sand at the beach is already too hot for bare feet. That’s how it’s been around here lately, but the Bay has … Continue reading

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