2023 Calendar of Events & Activities

APRIL 2023

SUNDAY – SATURDAY, Apr. 16-22. EARTH DAY CLEAN UP. Help Friends of Gandy collect trash along the trail in Burnett & Polk Counties. Learn more.

MAY 2023

SATURDAY, May 6. FAT FISH 40 BIKE RACE. Webster. Fat Bike & MTB categories. fatfishrace.com.

JUNE 2023

SAT/SUN, June 3 & 4. NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. Go enjoy the Gandy Dancer State Trail and post about your experience. #gandydancertrail

SAT, June 3-10. WISCONSIN BIKE WEEK. Celebrate all things bikes as we ride into summer! You’re encouraged to organize a social ride, an education class, etc. If you want Friends of Gandy to sponsor your event, please contact us.

SATURDAYS, June 3, 10, 17, & 24. 12 RIDES OF SUMMER. Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, June 3. CITY OF TRAILS RACES. 5K, 10K, Half-marathon, Full marathon. St. Croix Falls. cityoftrailsrace.com.

SUNDAY, June 4. INVASIVE SPECIES BIKE TOUR. Wild Rivers Conservancy will help us identify invasives along the trail. Slow, educational bike ride. Luck, WI. 10:30am. Register: wildriversconservancy.org

SATURDAY, June 17. FREDERIC FAMILY DAYS. Friends of Gandy will be along side the trail at the SOO Line Depot. Stop by on bike or foot and say “hello”. The Friends are giving away Gandy BINGO cards & lemonade from 10am-1pm.

SATURDAY, June 17. SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE. Frederic – Luck. 9am.

JULY 2023

SUNDAY, July 16. WOOLLY RACE. St. Croix Falls. Mountain bike event. 8am. mnmtbseries.com.

SATURDAYS, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. 12 RIDES OF SUMMER. Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SUNDAY, July 23. CHASING BIGFOOT 25K. Centuria. 5K – 25K run. 9am. Info & registration: urultra.com.

Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon
Gandy Dancer Marathon – largest trail event of the year!


SATURDAYS, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26. 12 RIDES OF SUMMER. Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SUNDAY, Aug. 27. CHASING BIGFOOT 75k. St. Croix Falls to Danbury. 75k run. 7am.


SATURDAY, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. 8 RIDES OF AUTUMN (continues into October). Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16. FULL GANDY BIKE RIDE. 47 mile bike ride from Danbury to St. Croix Falls. Same day as the Full Gandy Relay. This leisurely bike ride is hosted by the Lake Country Pedalers, a Burnett area bike club. Registration required. Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16. FULL GANDY RELAY. Friends of Gandy team event. Bike. Hike. Run. 47 miles. Danbury to Trap Rock Brewery in St. Croix Falls. 10am. Registration required. gandydancertrail.org/full-gandy-relay-2023/

SATURDAY, Sept. 25. RUN DOWN HUNGER 5K & 10K. Veterans Park, Siren. 8am.


SATURDAY, Oct. 7, 14 & 21. 8 RIDES OF AUTUMN (continued from Sept.). Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, Oct. 7. GANDY DANCER MARATHON. Full, half marathon, relay and 5K. Luck. gandymarathon.net

SATURDAY, Oct. 14. TAILS ON THE TRAIL. Dog walkers unite at the Two Eagles Trailhead. Donations will be collected and gifted to the Burnett Animal Shelter. Luck. 10am.

Luck & Frederic Public library’s invite you to meet at the Luck library at 10am and take a story walk on the Gandy Dancer. Innovative story walks combine physical activity with literacy. Warm apple cider and pumpkin cookies will be served at 11am. Luck.

SUNDAY, Nov. 5. BEAT THE DARK 100. Set your clocks an hour back and attempt to bike 100 miles before sunset. Meet at the Polk County Tourism Center. 7AM. Ride the Gandy to the WI/MN border bridge north of Danbury and turn around and return to St. Croix Falls by 5pm. Gravel, Mtn or Fat bikes recommended. The event is not a race and riders can turn around anytime.

Full Gandy Relay – run, bike, hike 47 miles in one day!