2019 Events Calendar - compiled by Friends of Gandy Dancer
WEDNESDAY, Apr. 17 and THURSDAY, Apr. 18. Woodcock Walk with birding expert Brian Collins. Male woodcock's perform a unique "skydance" during mating season at sunset. Meet 7:15pm at Cafe Wren's trailhead parking area on 260th Ave. next to the Gandy Dancer Trail. We will go on a short hike to the north and settle in for the show. Check back for alternate dates in case of rain.
SATURDAY, Apr. 27. 9am. Earth Day Clean Up along the Gandy Dancer Trail. Show up with gloves and tools for picking up trash at any one of these locations: Danbury (Gandy Trailhead), Webster (Cog and Sprocket Bike Shop), Siren (Gandy Trailhead), Frederic (Soo Line Depot), Luck (2 Eagles Trailhead), Milltown (Julia's Java). Friends of Gandy will supply trash bags - finish by 10:30am with a refreshment!
SATURDAY, May 4. 10th Annual River's Rally Fun Day. 9am-3pm. Milltown. riversrally.org
SUNDAY, May 5. Woolly Mammoth Mountain Bike Race. St. Croix Falls. mnmtbseries.com/race-2-st-croix-wooly
SATURDAY, May 11. Fat Fish 40 Bike Race. Webster. fatfishrace.com
TBA: CyclovaXC group gravel rides on the Gandy Dancer. cyclovaxc.com
SATURDAY, June 1. National Trails Day. All State trails are free to use.
SUNDAY, June 2. Bird Hike with Robin Maercklein. 7am-9am. Bring binoculars. Meet at Cafe Wren's Trailhead parking lot- 260th Ave. Luck.
TUESDAY, June 11. Wren Ride. Luck. Group bike ride from Cafe Wren, all levels welcome. 5-6pm. cafewren.com
SATURDAYS, JUNE 1, 8, 15, & 22. 12 Rides of Summer. Group ride. Lakecountrypedalers.com
SATURDAY, June 8. City of Trails Marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K. St. Croix Falls. cityoftrailsrace.com
SATURDAYS, July 6, 13, 17, 20 & 27. 12 Rides of Summer. Group ride. Lakecountrypedalers.com
TUESDAY, July 9. Wren Ride. Luck. Group bike ride from Cafe Wren, all levels welcome. 5-6pm. cafewren.com
SATURDAY, July 20. 5K Gandy Dancer Trail Run/Walk. Siren. gandydancerflyindrivein.com
SATURDAY, July 28. Chasing Bigfoot 25k. Balsam Lake. 5K - 25K distance run on Gandy Dancer
SATURDAYS, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. 12 Rides of Summer. Group ride. Lakecountrypedalers.com
TUESDAY, Aug. 13. Wren Ride. Luck. Group bike ride from Cafe Wren, all levels welcome. 5-6pm. cafewren.com
SATURDAY, Aug. 17. Frederic Arts Festival on the Gandy. Art, music, food and pie. 9am-5pm.
SATURDAY, Aug. 24. Friends of Gandy Relay Race. St. Croix Falls to Danbury. ** CANCELED DUE TO ANOTHER EVENT ON THE TRAIL **
SATURDAY, Sept. 8. Chasing Bigfoot 75. St. Croix Falls. 75k distance run on Gandy Dancer. 7am.
TUESDAY, Sept. 10. Wren Ride. Luck. Group bike ride from Cafe Wren, all levels welcome. 5-6pm. cafewren.com
SATURDAY, Sept. 21. Community Bike Ride. Frederic Community Education and Lake Country Pedelars ride on the Gandy from Frederic to Lewis and back to Frederic. 10am. Let Community Ed know you're coming: 715-327-4868. fredericsd.org
SATURDAY, September 28. Run Down Hunger 5K and 10K. 8:30am. Siren
FRI/SAT/SUN, Sept. 27-29. 3 Lakes Tour for Cyclists. This 3 day supported ride is sponsored by Lake Country Peddlers and the Northwest Alliance Community Foundation. northwestalliancecf.org
SATURDAY, Oct. 5. Friends of Gandy Fall Color Bike Ride. Starts and finishes at Frederic's Soo Line Depot. Family friendly leisure ride. Enjoy seasonal inspired treats and local cider after the ride. 10am.
SATURDAY, Oct. 12. Gandy Dancer Marathon. Marathon, relay, half marathon, and 5K. Luck. ** Friends of Gandy Dancer has a volunteer aid station located at 260th Avenue, on the trail just north of Luck. If you can assist runners on behalf of the Friends Group please email: FriendsofGandy@gmail.com