Welcome to Marquette County.
“The hardest single-day mountain bike event in the country.” – Jeremiah Bishop, 2017 & 2028 Marji Gesick 100 Winner, Canyon Topeak Factory Racing, former US National Champion of Short Track and Marathon mountain biking divisions, 16-time member of the USA Cycling National Team.
Da Marji, as referred to by locals, will fool you. Do your homework. Believe the stories. Prepare. Marquette County trails are littered with rocks, roots, and punchy climb after punchy climb hammering you into submission. In 2017 our DNF rate ran near 70% as unseasonably hot September weather melted the field. Weather in the U.P. can be defined as unpredictable. We encourage you to prepare for everything from a repeat of last year to the possibility of all-day rain or even flurries. Not kidding.
New web site coming spring/summer 2019
We’re currently rebuilding out website and will be launching the new one in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.