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Annual Gitchi-Gami North Shore Bike Ride

The 18th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The recreational ride will again offer 55-mile, 37-mile, and 28-mile route options, as well as an 8-mile family ride on the trail and connecting roads.

Click HERE for a mail-in registration form!

Starting Point: Gooseberry Falls State Park
Start Time:      9:00 am to 10:00 am

Parking for the ride is located in a lot inside Gooseberry Falls State Park. Vehicles will need an annual state park vehicle sticker or a daily vehicle pass. A daily pass will be provided by the GGTA as part of the registration fee and is good for entry to all state parks on that day.

Refreshments will be provided at rest stops and post-ride. Mechanical, emergency and sag support will be provided. All adult riders will receive t-shirts, and younger riders will receive water bottles. All riders must sign waivers and wear helmets.

8-mile family ride option: Follows the GGST for 4 miles from Gooseberry to a rest stop at Twin Points wayside, where there will be treats and special events for families. The ride returns on the GGST to Gooseberry.

28-mile ride option: Entirely on the GGST, from Gooseberry through historic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, continuing to the rest stop at the Beaver Bay Wayside, and returning on the trail. Because it is an   “out-and-back” ride, bikers can turn around at any time  to return to the starting point.

37-mile ride option: Follows the GGST to the rest stop at Beaver Bay Wayside, then heads north on Co Rd 4, follows Forest Rd 11/Penn Blvd into Silver Bay, then returns to Beaver Bay on the trail between Silver Bay and the newly paved West Road, down to the highway and across the Beaver River back to the rest stop. The route returns to Gooseberry on the trail.

55-mile ride option: Follows the GGST to Beaver Bay Wayside and adds a loop north on Lake Co Rd 4 and the Lax Lake Road to Hwy 1 and the Eckbeck rest stop, to Hwy 61, to Penn Blvd and Silver Bay, and back to Beaver Bay on Penn Blvd and Co Rd 4 (or, for a slightly shorter option, on the GGST and West Road), then back to Gooseberry on the trail.

Registration can be completed online soon--check back here if you want to register online (through secure PayPal payment) or by mail, using the form on this page. Cost of the ride is $40 by August 1, $45 after that date. We offer a $10 discount to members, so if you are a member, that cost is just $30 before August 1st, or $35 after August 1st, 2018.

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