Announcement: 2014 Race Schedule!

Friday, July 11, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Registration and racer check-in
6:00 pm: Open backcountry camping free to racers– NO individual bonfires
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Mine and race course open for pre-race ride

Saturday, July 12, 2014

9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Regular mine tours being offered. Race course (except mine) open for pre-ride.
11:00 am: Racer registration opens
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Mine open for pre-race ride
12:00 pm: Downhill Race
4:45 pm: Racers meeting and start lineup
5:00 pm: Long Course/Team Racers Start
5:10 pm: Short Course Racers Start
8:15 pm (tentative): XC awards and schwag toss
9:00 pm: After-race social gathering with food available, bonfire, camping, music.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

All Day: Trails open for riding if you still haven't had enough.
11:00 am: Mine open for tours! A discount will be given to any racer plus one friend upon presentation of race number.

General Information
You MUST have a light on your helmet or bike to ride underground!
No bonfires outside designated fire ring.
No Spectators in Mine!
Stay on trail in mine.
Leaving designated underground trail may result in disqualification.
No fireworks.
Please keep all pets on a leash.

Welcome!

An incredible 7000 years ago the first humans arrived in the Keweenaw to extract pure copper from the earth, hammering and chiseling at the rock to break the metal free from its grasp. As time evolved the methods for removing the copper became more advanced, eventually leading to drilling holes and blasting the copper out with TNT. Men worked 10 hour shifts 6 days a week carving the metal from the mountain and in 1920 after 70 years of underground mining they abandoned the remaining copper and left the tunnels vacant of their toils.

The Miners Revenge takes you deep into the mountain and through the pits of ancient miners who spent their lives chasing the red metal. Some say the men who died still live in the mine protecting their claim, we can’t say that’s true but we can say that anything can happen when you are 300 feet below the surface and there’s nobody to hear you scream.

Miners Revenge, they were chasing a dream of riches in the form of silver and copper, you are being chased, and we have just one question, who's afraid of the dark?