Wednesday Shop Ride: Swedetown Potluck

TL;DR Ride at Swedetown, Food after!   Join us for our last Wednesday ride of the summer!   We will have a mountain bike ride at Swedetown and a potluck to follow. We’ll provide burgers & brats. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to pass – but even if you can’t, you should still […]

Wednesday Shop Ride: Churning Rapids

This week, join us as we ride Churning Rapids in Hancock. We will start from the Christsen Road Trailhead (directions here https://goo.gl/maps/aB72nhwN9At). This is a mountain bike ride as we will travel predominately on singletrack trails. Meet us at the Christsen Road Trailhead at 6:30p. We will ride for about an hour and a half. All […]

Wednesday Shop Ride: Swedetown

This week’s shop ride will be at Swedetown! Meet us at the 203 Trailhead at 6:30p. We will ride for about an hour and a half. We will be riding on mild singletrack trails. If you need directions to the 203 Trailhead, give us a call at (906) 337-4520. All abilities are welcome. All our […]

Wednesday Shop Ride: Lakes Dairyland to Rice Lake

This week’s shop ride will be a road ride! We will start at the Lakes Dairyland in Lake Linden and ride the newly paved Rice Lake Road for ~22 mile loop. (Now that both sides are paved). We’ll ride it in the opposite direction to shake it up. Meet us at Lakes Dairyland at 6:30p […]

Last Race of the Summer

The CCS Crew had a great time at the Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival this Labor Day weekend. Despite the rain and mud, we had a great weekend riding bikes. Ryan, Brandon, Erin & Pat competed in the Enduro on Sunday. Here are a few photos that were taken by Robert Peters of some of our […]

Wednesday Shop Ride: Queen Anne’s Falls

This week will be an adventure ride to Queen Anne’s Falls!   Join us this Wednesday at 6:30p. We will start from the Ahmeek Street Car Station and make our way to Queen Anne’s Falls. Our shop rides last about an hour and a half. Mountain bikes are strongly encouraged for this ride as we […]

Wednesday Shop Ride: Calumet Adventure

This Wednesday will be an adventure ride! We will ride the two-track north of Calumet. This ride may be a little muddy. Mountain bikes are strongly encouraged. Meet at Cross Country Sports at 6:30p. We will ride for about an hour and a half and then meet back at the shop for some refreshments. All […]

When Your Bike Won’t Shift

After putting a few miles on your bike the cables will stretch as they wear. The result is less precise shifting. You’ll often hear a  clicking noise from your chain wanting to jump up or down a gear on the rear cassette. This can typically be fixed by adjusting the tension of the cable that […]

Going Up: How to best the hills

Climbing hills is more than just the strength in your legs. With the right strategy, climbing hills can be a welcomed challenge. Prepare yourself: You can see the road rising ahead of you before you reach the increasing incline, take a second to ready yourself. Take a drink, relax your body, and even check your […]

Wednesday Shop Ride: Swedetown

Join us this Wednesday for a ride at the Swedetown Trails!   Meet us at Cross Country Sports at 6:30p. We will ride for about an hour and a half over moderate single-track trails. All our rides are no-drop rides. All abilities and ages are welcome. Depending on how many attend we may break up […]