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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

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

Events

Two people biking on a paved path

#PintsForACause for Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

Wednesday, October 30 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 30, 2019
3pm-9pm

Kids biking on and off the trail

#PintsForACause for Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

Wednesday, October 23 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 23, 2019
3pm-9pm

Kids take off by bike on the newly opened paved trail

19th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

Saturday, August 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

August 17, 2019
9am-2pm

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

News

Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.

2019

bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back

Gitchi-Gami: trail development into Lutsen

AMT FUNDED
Gitchi-Gami: trail development into Lutsen

Build a 1.5 mile trail extension into Lutsen, plus planning and design costs for other segments.

2018

Biker with pine trees and exposed rock in background

Gitchi Gami: trail development into Lutsen

AMT FUNDED
Gitchi Gami: trail development into Lutsen

Build a 1.5 mile trail extension into Lutsen, plus planning and design costs for other segments.

Biker with pine trees and exposed rock in background

Gitchi-Gami: trail development into Tofte

AMT FUNDED
Gitchi-Gami: trail development into Tofte

Build a 1.2-mile trail extension into Tofte.

2017

Great River Ridge State Trail

Bonding Bill

AMT FUNDED
Bonding Bill
The final piece of the 2017 budget agreement was a $988 million bonding bill (HF 5), which passed in the wee hours on the last day of session. The bonding bill funds building and infrastructure projects, including park and trail projects. Specifically, the bill includes: ...

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