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Annual Gitchi-Gami North Shore Bike Ride
UPDATE (5/14/2020): As we respond to the evolving health concerns related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus global pandemic, our priority is the health and well-being of Gitchi-Gami State Trail users, park staff, and the broader North Shore communities.  

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association Board has opted to postpone our in-person Annual North Shore Bike Ride until next summer. 

Please mark YOUR calendars for August 21, 2021, and we will celebrating Biking a Great Trail on our GREATEST lake next summer! And, read on to see how you can participate in our 2020 Alterna-Ride!


Like many events, our annual supported fundraising ride on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail is being canceled for this summer. Usually held the third Saturday in August, we invite you to mark your calendars for next year to join us for a great ride on a great trail on our greatest lake coming up on August 21, 2021.

And although this makes us sad, we still want to celebrate biking WHEREVER you find yourself this summer!

To try to make something sour a little bit more sweet, we are offering a Gitchi-Gami State Trail sticker (a mini version of the trail's wayfinding signs!) to the first 100 people who send us a photo of their replacement ride and your address. And we'll put all people who participate into a drawing for a trail related prize package to be drawn on what was going to be our ride date.

Here's what you need to know:

1) We usually offer ride lengths of 8, 28, 34 or 55 miles -- we invite you to ride one of these lengths, or anything in between!

2) You can bike ANYWHERE and qualify for this giveaway and prize drawing. Use a trail system near you, or if you find yourself on the Gitchi-Gami we know you'll love exploring the shore!

3) Take a photo showcasing your ride!

4) Send us a private message with your photo(s), tell us a little something about your Alterna-ride, and provide us with your mailing address on our Facebook page here, or you mayemail us at:

5) The first 100 folks to submit a photo and mailing address between now and 8/15/2020 will receive a letter with our congrats and a trail sticker!

6) All participants will be entered into a prize package drawing that will include a trail sign(formerly found on the trail, has faded and been replaced!), a tee-shirt, and a sticker. Drawing will be conducted on 8/16/2020 at noon and we'll annouce a winner on our Facebook page and contact the winner.

Even though the ride is cancelled, the FUN is not! Wishing you and yours happy trails this summer!

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