MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 22 – COPPER HARBOR SERIES PART 3 WITH SAM RAYMOND” Copper Harbor Series Part 3 with Sam Raymond

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • The Sam Raymond Backstory
  • Why Sam moved to Copper Harbor
  • How Sam acquired the Keweenaw Adventure Company
  • The Early Years of Mountain Biking in Copper Harbor
  • The formation of the Copper Harbor Trails Club
  • Bringing paid trail building staff on board
  • Bringing the Copper Harbor Trails Club forward by hiring an Executive Director
  • Bell Built Grant to Build the Overflow Trail
  • Keweenaw Point Trail Project
  • Expansion of Green (easy rating) Trails in Copper Harbor
  • The Potential of the entire Keweenaw Peninsula
  • KORC – Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition
  • Other forms of Outdoor Recreation in Copper Harbor
  • Keweenaw Adventure Company is For Sale!

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Copper Harbor Trails Club: https://copperharbortrails.org/
Keweenaw Adventure Company: https://www.keweenawadventure.com/
Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition: https://www.keweenawoutdoorrecreation.org/
Sign Up to Expand Public Access in the Keweenaw Peninsula: https://www.keweenawoutdoorrecreation.org/keweenaw-tip-recreation-area
If You would like to enquire about purchasing the Keweenaw Adventure Company please contact Sam at: keweenawadventurecompany@gmail.com

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com 

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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