2022 Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival

Sat June 18, 2022 Hancock, MI 49930 US Directions
Houghton County Fairgrounds
Driving Park Road
Hancock, MI US 49930

With all the positive feedback, the Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival will be a Poker Run again for 2022!  Like last year, riders will have the choice of a short, long, and adventure route.  Each route will have multiple poker chip stations at random locations.  Riders will collect a chip from each location and submit them to find out their poker hand.  The best poker hand will win various prize packages!  The ride is free to enter.  If you would like to make a donation to the trails, you can do so during the registration process or at any time by clicking the Donation button at the top of this page.  All proceeds from the donations will go to supporting the Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids and Swedetown trails.

Please note that this year's event is self supported.  There will not be any aid stations, and riders will need to navigate the course on their own.  Also, please note that the time slots are meant to spread out the start and minimize congestion at the Poker Chip stations.  They do not designate which distance you're riding.  You can ride any of the three distances in either of the time slots.

More details on the event and how the Poker Run will be handled can be found here.  

Early Bird Drawing

Register by 11:59 PM on May 15th to take part in the Early Bird drawing.  One winner will be chosen from each of the three course distances and will receive a $25 gift certificate from a local bike shop!

Course Maps

Because the event is self paced, each rider is expected to navigate the course on their own, and each course will use well established trails.  Course markers will be placed at key intersections, and ribbon will be used periodically as confidence markers.  Course maps below are subject to change as we get closer to the event and see what trail conditions are like.

10 Mile Course


22 Mile Course


63 Mile Course



Registration and Race Time Slots

Like last year, we will not have a mass start.  Riders select their preferred time slot and can start anytime within that window.  There are two time slots to choose from and each one has 75 spots available.  The timeslots give everyone a chance to go out n their own time and at their own pace.  It also helps to avoid bottlenecks on some of the early climbs and helps long lines at the Poker Chip stations.  Choose the time slot that works best for you and enjoy a day of riding in the Keweenaw!

Race Contact Info

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