MARJI CAMP

June 9 -12, 2022

Details

  • 80 biker spots
  • Marji Camp 4 Kids (10 spots for kids 11-13, 10 spots for kids 14-17) Includes entry to the event. Groups to be led by 906 Adventure Team Leaders and youth (look below for youth specific schedule and notes)
  • 10 runner spots
  • Camp entry comes with an entry into the event

Basecamp/Check-In & Notes

  • Check-in between 3-8pm on Thursday, June 9. (Look for Marji tents toward the center of Pioneer Circle).
  • We are camping at Rippling River Resort in South Marquette. Basecamp is defined as: the location within Pioneer Circle where you will check-in, pickup breakfast, and other amenities.
  • When you roll into camp, find us at Basecamp. We’ll get ya checked-in, hand out name plates, stickers, answer questions, and more.
  • Bottled and bulk water will be available at Basecamp for your hydrating needs.
  • Cold beers provided by us Friday and Saturday night.

Rippling River – Pioneer Circle Amenities

  • Remember: We ALL have to fit into Pioneer Circle. We’re gonna have to share sites. Cool? Good.
  • Bathhouse and shared water-source, each site has 30amp electrical.
  • Main Office has a pool and hot tub, a bar, and a small general store.
  • Complimentary wi-fi.

Adult Participant Schedule

  • Thursday | 3-8 Check-In, 8-10 Night Ride
  • Friday | 7:30 Breakfast & Coffee, 7:30-10:30 Run or 9-12 Ride, 12-1 Lunch, 1-4 Ride/Run, 8-10 Night Ride/Run
  • Saturday | 7:30 Breakfast & Coffee, 7:30-10:30 Run or 9-12 Ride, 12-1 Lunch, 1-4 Ride/Run
  • Sunday | Explore, head home

Youth Participant Schedule and Notes

  • Youth participants will be transported by their parent/guardian.
  • Friday | 7:30-9 If your youth wants breakfast, bring them to Basecamp between 7:30 and 8:30. Then, to their assigned trailhead by 9. Or skip breakfast and head right to the assigned trailhead by 9. We’ll take over from there. Lunch will be provided at 12.
  • Friday | 4pm Pick up at the same location you dropped off. If you wish to stick around to listen to the talks, you can. Youth are the responsibility of their parent/guardian after 4pm.
  • Saturday | 7:30-9 If your youth wants breakfast, bring them to Basecamp between 7:30 and 8:30. Then, to their assigned trailhead by 9. Or skip breakfast and head right to the assigned trailhead by 9. We’ll take over from there. Lunch will be provided at 12.
  • Saturday | 4pm Pick up at the same location you dropped off. Youth are the responsibility of their parent/guardian after 4pm.

Ride/Run locations

You’ll be assigned to ride/run with your group at trailheads around the NTN and RAMBA trails. Riders and runners are responsible for getting themselves to and from ride and run locations. The distance between Basecamp and trailheads is anywhere between 0 and 20 miles. Before you head out Sunday you’ll have an opportunity to ride/run darn near everything.

The MENU

If you have special dietary requirements, we recommend that you self-support.

Breakfast

Breakfast provided by 231 West and Coffee provided by Velodrome Coffee Co. Will be available for pickup at Basecamp at 7:30AM. Menu TBD

Lunch

Provided by 231 West, will be delivered to your ride/run locations. Menu TBD

Gear reminders

  • Your bike or running shoes.
  • Your helmet.
  • Face covering
  • Your shoes.
  • Lights (for night ride/run)
  • First Aid kit.
  • Camping gear.
  • Rain gear.
  • Layers.
  • Knee pads, elbow pads (optional).
  • GPS (with the 2019 file loaded)
  • Bug spray.
  • Supplemental food, hydration, and basic nutrition you need.

Volunteer Coaches

All of our coaches are volunteers, many of them traveling from a distance to be here this weekend. Some have finished Marji, and others have not. They’re here to share their experiences and help you get ready for Marji Gesick. Big thanks to the crew. Marji Camp couldn’t happen without you.

Marquette Mountain

Please do not pre-ride anywhere on Marquette Mountain property. Their trails are not open to the public. You must have a season pass to ride trails on their property.

2019 Marji Camp Testimonial

“Everything was first class in typical Marji fashion. The organization was on point. The campground was awesome. The food was great (those sandwiches!!!). The speakers did a great job and were super helpful. I was spoiled and was in Danny’s group. I can’t imagine there is a better tour guide for those trails. I can’t think of one negative or anything I would have done differently. Kudos to you and your team. Great stuff, man. See you in September.”

It’s all about community.

906 Adventure Team is a 501c3 Non-Profit based in Marquette, Michigan. Since 2014 we have been creating outdoor adventure experiences for youth through Adventure Bike Club and events like Polar Roll, The Crusher, and Marji Gesick. Our take on life is pretty simple – it’s an adventure. In life (and adventure) stuff doesn’t always go to plan. Things go wrong. Bad things happen to good people and you don’t overcome it by complaining or pointing fingers. The truth is adversity brings out the best of us – by taking us down unknown paths to find it. 

 

906 Adventure Team uses revenue from the events to support trail organizations and create more youth Adventure Teams. 

 

The Marji Gesick will donate $27,000 to local trails this year, bringing total trail donations since 2015 to $216,000. 

 

In 2022, with the help of corporate partners, we invested $40,000 in youth programs for three new Adventure Team communities. Resilience, confidence, community, and a sense of belonging have never been more important than it is for kids today. Adventure Teams help them “find their people”, the way you feel like you’ve found yours at Marji. 

 

We want you to know when you support 906 Adventure Team and the events you’re making life better here in Marquette County and in communities across the Midwest. 

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