A Statement from the Anna River Pedalers:
The Anna River Pedalers Board members met Octiber 22, 2012 for the annual Tour da Woods post race meeting. Topics on the night’s agenda included board member resignations and the future of the Tour da woods race.
After much discussion, it was decided by unanimous vote that the Tour da Woods race event has come to an end. The 2012 race held this past September will be our last. Furthermore, it was decided by unanimous vote that the Anna River Pedalers Bicycling Club will be disbanded.
This is by no means the end of mountain biking in the Alger County area. New doors have already begun to open that will help expand the sport in our area. We expect that work will begin in 2013 on the single track trail system slotted for Valley Spur. The newly formed Munising Bay Trail Network group will continue working on establishing a single track trail system on the west end of Munising that will connect to various other trails throughout the hills surrounding town and beyond.
With the addition of these two trail systems, our area will be able to host mountain biking throughout the entire riding season rather than just one day for an event.
While the Anna River Pedalers have chosen to not continue on as a club, you still will see many of its former members active with the Valley Spur and Munising Bay Trail Networks.
We would like to thank all the racers and sponsors that have supported this race through its 9 year history. It’s been a blast, but it’s time for us to move on.