The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association (GGTA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization formed to work with the Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources in the planning, development, construction, maintenance, and promotion of the trail, and to organize trail activities, including the Annual Ride.
The membership activities of the GGTA are ongoing. If you are already a member, we thank you! Please tell others about our efforts to build this premier non-motorized trail and urge them to join our organization. If you are not a member, please join us! You can join by mail or online. (To join by mail, click on the "Mail-in Membership" button and print the mail-in form. Online membership with a credit card is processed by GiveMn.org; click on the "Online Membership" button and fill out the form in the "Make a Donation" box.)
Membership dues are used to pay for the GGTA's operations budget. These funds support the publication of our newsletter and our membership and annual ride brochures. In addition, membership dues and donations and Annual Ride proceeds have been used to purchase trail maintenance equipment and to build kiosks along the trail with information for trail users.
The GGTA membership is statewide. A large percentage of GGTA members live outside the Lake Superior watershed. This widespread membership is key to developing broad state and federal legislative support for the completion of the trail. Please consider joining the GGTA, and help us reach our goal of completing a premier non-motorized trail from Two Harbors to Grand Marais, MN.