Keweenaw Mini Rendezvous August 14-17

Yes, Minis in Michigan’s upper peninsula are gathering this summer! Plan your road trip now!

Keith Riley of Houghton in Michigan’s upper peninsula, one of the organizers of the Keweenaw Mini Rendezvous August 14-17, gives us the following scoop:

We are expecting clubs from around the country to attend.

Attached is a flyer with some information and contacts to their facebook page and website.


Help get the word out, mark your calendars, and if you have any questions please email or call 906-281-0581.

Stuff you need .. details!

Registration is $40 per MINI, includes lunch on Saturday for everyone in the car, and you can pay via PayPal!


Remember to visit our facebook page for periodic updates on the Keweenaw MINI Rendezvous 2014.


August 14, Thursday: Registration 6-9 pm KBC Brewpub, downtown Houghton MI 49931. Meet other MINI owners, enjoy a brew from the Keweenaw Brewing Company.

August 15, Friday: Assemble 8-10 am in MTU Ice Arena Parking Lot.

10 am, depart for parade thru Houghton and Hancock and then enjoy a wonderful morning cruising to Beautiful Copper Harbor at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. All routes include many scenic views as well as curving, meandering roads 

12-2 pm, assemble in Copper Harbor, enjoy a lunch (included in registration), shop and generally be welcomed by this quaint lake side community located at the end of US-41.

2-5 pm, take an alternate route back to Houghton/Hancock. More curves, vistas and pullouts to look for agates, or just breathe the fresh, clean air and admire beautiful Lake Superior.

5-7 pm, Meet and Greet in Downtown Houghton

August 16, Saturday: Morning, do some shopping, explore the area, visit Quincy Mine, tour Lake Linden and get an Ice Cream cone at Famous Lindell’s Soda Shop

Afternoon: 1-5 pm. 5th Annual Keweenaw Brewfest: over 50 Breweries Represented and More than 120 different Beers, Bands, Food for Purchase. Over 1500 attendees expected this year. A great afternoon to sample new and exciting craft beers you have always wanted to try.

Evening: Dinner with old and new found friends.

August 17, Sunday: Depart the UP with a new appreciation for its beauty and great folks.

5th Annual Keweenaw Brewfest

Visit Keweenaw Brewfest on Facebook!

The Keweenaw Brewfest is a fund-raiser for the Keweenaw Community Foundation. In four years it has raised $70,000 for the foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life within the Greater Keweenaw Community. Cost is $30 per person pre sale and $40 at the door. Each entrant receives a commemorative 6 ounce pilsner tasting glass and 12 tokens for sampling different beers.

For Questions Contact:

Mike Rose, Organizer 906-281-0899

Keith Riley, Organizer 906-281-0581

WHERE is 49931?

Well it is only a short ride west of St. Ignace, north of Wausau, and east of Minneapolis, at the other end of the U.P.

A trip there is a wonderful opportunity to see the UP, enjoy driving on 2 lane roads and letting your MINI enjoy a great workout. Get off the X-ways and CRUISE.

Houghton is located in the Keweenaw Peninsula a land of two lane roads with twists and turns the likes of nor found in lower Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, or Minnesota.

Keith took a ride in his Black/Liquid Yellow MINI just last this week. Toured up to the tip of the Keweenaw and back. One stretch had 50 curves in 9 miles! And the entire drive was a covered road! Another stretch was 30 curves in 5 miles of uphill climbing (of course you could do this backwards and go downhill). Overall the twisty roads I covered included 220 curves in just 60 miles, and there are more.



Ps: If you cannot find 49931, or Houghton, MI or the Keweenaw Peninsula, just follow the US41 to the north end–then come back south 47 miles and you will have arrived.

Any Miniologists attending please drop the Miniology crew a note or post/share pics and videos to our Facebook or G+ page, we would love to see them!