The 2020 Events Calendar is being compiled by the Friends of Gandy Dancer!

Do you have a trail event you want to see listed here? Please email event information to: FriendsofGandy@gmail.com

2019 Events Calendar

APRIL

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!

MAY

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

JUNE

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

JULY

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

AUGUST

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 **

SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

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