Up North bike nights successful

The Up North Lodge in Gwinn’s 2017 Tuesday Bike Night program had a great season, raising $23,300 for area charities. Since its inception, the Up North Lodge bike nights have raised nearly $135,000 for the community. The 2017 Bike Night sponsors were Mark Aho Financial Group, Pepp Motors of Marquette, Marquette Powersports, BJ Wills and The National Guard, Bald Eagle Harley Davidson, Gwinn Furniture, Kountry Korner Shell, Crossroads Shell, Trophy Central, Larry’s Family Foods, UP Catholic Credit Union, 44North, Riverside Auto of Marquette, The Window Store, The Barrier Free Store, ABC Seamless, Garceau Insurance, Richardson Jeweler, American Senior Benefits, Skanska-Closner Builders, UP Cruisin’, Whitney’s Bloody Mary Mix, Avis Ketola of Century 21 and Honor Credit Union. “These local companies show their unyielding support year after year to our local community,” according to a release from Up North Lodge. Pictured above is a recent bike night for Just Believe!, which educates and informs about skin cancer and supports the community in other ways. The release added: “As always The Up North Lodge is proud and honored to provide the venue for these great events. We are eternally grateful for our generous sponsors, our fantastic guests and our incredibly talented staff — without these we could never do what we do!” Up North can be contacted at 906-346-9815 or at www.theupnorthlodge.com or via its Facebook page.