Ore to Shore numbers looking up, volunteers still needed

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NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Annual Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic is coming up August 10. This is the 20th year for the race and registration numbers are way up.

So far they're up about 200 racers from average. The bike race brings roughly 2,500 cyclists to the area. They race from Negaunee, the birthplace of the Michigan Iron Industry, to Marquette on the shore of Lake Superior.

To help facilitate the races, more volunteers are needed for registration.

"People are very interested in the race, I think they're very interested in Marquette, and the number one thing that we love to talk about is that this is a family race. We have races for everybody in the family and it's a wonderful weekend to spend in Marquette," said Race Coordinator, Nicole Dewald Swenson.

This year to celebrate the 20th anniversary there will be a raffle with prizes including a quilt featuring all 20 of the shirts for each year of Ore to Shore.

Again, the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic is set for August 10. Volunteers are still needed for the event as well.

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