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      A chance to try a new winter sport

      Many traveled to the Noquemanon Trail Head in Forestville in Marquette Township Saturday for a taste of some new winter sports. Downwind Sports held their second annual on-snow demo to try and introduce people to new winter sports.

      For a five dollar donation to the Noquemanon Trail Network, visitors could try out all of the equipment on display. First-timers took to the trails on skis or snowshoes.

      Others brought their dogs for some skijoring, and some, like 25-year-old Lisa LaBar of Marquette, took their first snowbike ride.

      "I just thought, wow, this is really fun! I would like to do this more often and enjoy my bike in the winter," said LaBar.

      Downwind Sports will hold another demo on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton.