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Ride Bikes, Drink Beer, Eat Food.  

Here's some great Marquette County spots to visit. 

Black Rocks Brewery

This is the place to go if you want to have a pre or post ride beverage.   Best beer in town and a huge supporter of our local trails.  Great beer, great folks and live music on hand.  The front porch/beer garden is the place to be on a sunny day so get there quick.   Don't worry - You will be among friends if your chamois is still on.  Chamois time is training time!

Ore Dock Brewery

An old service garage transformed into Marquette's evening dance-your-butt-off venue/brewery.   During the day this is a great kid friendly brewery with plenty of space and games for the kids to hang out and play.  At night, bring on the music and dancing.  If you need to loosen up those hips, come here and get your dance on.  Out front there is a nice little beer garden that is great for working on those tan lines.

Cognition Brewing Company -- Ishpeming

Excellent spot to grab a beer or three after ripping on the RAMBA trail system. Located smack dab in the center of Ishpeming.  New additional space opening soon right next door to the shop!  Smells like trouble!

Rippling River Resort

Yes, its a campground. Yes you should stay there.  And Yes its also an amazing place for a mid or post ride beverage when you are not staying there.  With a patio that looks over the Carp River, great local beers and pizza available, this is the spot to stop for some food and beer.   In the evening there is usually music and a fire down by the river.   They love bikers and they support the trails as much as they can.  If you haven't stayed there, you should.  Bring your camper or rent a cabin.  Bring your swimsuit for the pool and hot tub!  


A classic staple of Marquette.  This is home to the infamous Blueberry Wheat beer that is oh so good. White fish, pizza, pasta, beer... they seem to cover all the bases and have one of the best views of the lower harbor.


Awesome spot with a cozy atmosphere. Booth seating and a full bar rail plus a patio zone for outdoor dining in the summer. Comfort food done right plus some outstanding fish and mexican dishes. A stop here is hardly complete without an order of the Famous Portside Breadsticks and Garlic Cheese Spread to start.

Jackson's Pit -- Negaunee

An awesome bar and grill with a clean, modern feel and some killer post ride refreshments. Plenty of craft beers on tap plus the classics.  For food, think Burgers, wings, wraps, surf and turf. Follow Iron Street two blocks to the west and you can ride right into the trail system via Jackson Park.

Congress Pizza -- Ishpeming

This is pizza is awesome. Period. The menu is simple, the walls covered in photos of local sports teams past and present. The crust is thin and brick oven baked. Popping in here for a Za is not the question... too anchovy or not anchovy is.

Coffee Shops


Look for the black bicycle mounted above the entry. Velodrome is a fan of cyclists, in fact, ride your bike there and get $1 off your order. Cozy atmosphere and coffee beans roasted in house. Seating is ideal for groups of 1-3.

Contrast Coffee 

Great spot to pop in with a group, plenty of seating with big windows looking out on Third St. Beyond the coffee and tea menu, they run a crepe bar with savory and sweet options.

 The Crib

Make yourself at home.  Beaut of an old house turned to coffee shop.  Locally owned and coffee roasters in the building!  Cozy couches, lots of working space and great staff.  They have some beers on tap for when you need to level out after your 4th Cortado. 


To supply with food, drink, or equipment, especially for a journey.   Amazing lake side location with a cool selection of coffee and Gelato!  Right on the bike path, so its a great spot to end a ride!

Points of Interest

Marquette Maritime Museum

The Maritime museum sits just off the shoreline of Superior in one of the best spots to check out the big lake. The city-use bike path runs along the building and McCarty's cove beach zone is a walk from the door. Michigan is the Great Lakes state and this museum dives into the history of the men and women who worked it.

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Check out 125 years worth of history from the area's biggest industry. Free admission, gorgeous facility with an awesome overlook of the Carp River.

U.S Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

This is a cool stop. The only national hall of fame dedicated exclusively to skiing and snowboarding in America. You can't miss the building and its huge swooping roof lines. Right on the roundabout that takes you into downtown Ishpeming off US-41.