MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Local businesses are getting ready for the Ore to Shore. The influx of around 2,500 cyclists for the event is a boost to the local economy.
Bike stores like Quick Stop Bike Shop on Third Street were busy all day on Friday helping cyclists with last minute adjustments.
The owner said in addition to the annual bump, Ore to Shore helps promote Marquette as a mountain biking destination all year long.
“It’s kind of neat because we build good relationship with people that maybe are just coming into the area and haven't experienced trails like we have, and it's cool," Quick Stop Bike Shop Owner Erik Carlson said. "Then we'll see those people again next year, or maybe they're coming up twice, three times a year instead of just for the Ore to Shore.”
Quick Stop Bike Shop is open until 9 p.m. on Friday to help cyclists with any last-minute needs.
Ore to Shore is expected to bring in tens of thousands of dollars for local businesses.