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Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

Gitchi Gami State Trail pinpointed on MinnesotaMission

Work with MnDOT and DNR in the planning, development, construction, maintenance, and promotion of the trail, and to organize trail activities, including the Annual Ride.

Friends Since

Groundwork for the group laid in late 1980s, group officially formed in 1996.

Two men standing on the trail
Gitchi Gami Trail Association Past Presidents Bill Blank (left) and Scott Harrison
bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back
Biking along the North Shore's Gitchi Gami State Trail
Woman with microphone
Gitchi Gami Trail Assoc. speaking at P&TC's Day on the Hill
Gitchi Gami Trail Association members gathered around table
Gathering to discuss plans for the trail

More about these Friends

March 9, 2018

Friends from around the state gather for Day on the Hill

On March 8, some 60 parks and trails supporters from across the state gathered for Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota's ...
Group shot of the 2018 Day on the Hill attendees
May 24, 2017

17th Annual Bike Ride Planned

Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017, on the spectacular ...
Sketched map showing the trail
October 24, 2015

Bit by bit these friends are helping build a trail

Today the Gitchi Gami State Trail, while still in progress, is one of the most iconic trails in Minnesota, as it winds along ...
Two men standing on the trail