EVENTS

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association’s 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

Date & Time
August 17, 2024
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location
Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors MN

The 24th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride will occur on Saturday, August 17, 2024. The recreational ride will again offer 55-mile, 34-mile, and 28-mile route options, as well as an 8-mile family ride on the trail;  while the 55-mile distance also uses connecting roads. 
 
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. The GGTA will provide a daily pass as part of the registration fee, which 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 also 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:Follow 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: This ride is 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. 
 
34-mile ride option: All on the trail! Follow the GGST to the rest stop at Beaver Bay Wayside and continue over the Beaver River Bridge on a separate trail. Turn left up the hill on the NEWEST segment of GGT along the West Road and continue on the trail to Silver Bay. From there, turn around and retrace your path back to the rest stop at Beaver Bay. Refuel, and then the route returns to Gooseberry on the trail. 

55-mile ride option: Follow the GGST to Beaver Bay Wayside, continue over the Beaver River Bridge, and turn left onto the trail segment alongside West Road. Continues to Silver Bay, where you will make a loop north, beginning by turning left on Penn Avenue. Turning right onto Lax Lake Road, you’ll bike to the intersection with Hwy 1 and notice our newer rest stop at the Lax Lake Road Boat Access. On your way back down the hill, you will stay right to travel down Cty Rd 4 to return to the Beaver Bay Rest Stop, and from there, you’ll head back to Gooseberry on the trail. We featured this new route for the first time in 2023, and our riders enjoyed staying off of Hwy 1 and Hwy 61 road shoulders. 
 
Registration can be completed online (through secure PayPal payment) at the link above or by mail using the form on this page. The ride costs $45 if you register by August 1 and will cost $50 per person after that date. We offer a $10 discount to members, so if you are a member, that cost is just $35 before August 1st or $40 after August 1st, 2024. Kids ride free with a paid adult, and those under 18 will receive a free water bottle!

Questions? Contact us at info@ggta.org.