2024 Calendar of Events & Activities

APRIL 2024

SUNDAY – SATURDAY, Apr. 21-27. EARTH DAY CLEAN UP. Help Friends of Gandy collect trash along the trail in Burnett & Polk Counties. Learn more.

MAY 2024

SATURDAY, May 11. STEPPING UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH ON THE GANDY. Self guided scenic hike with opportunities to learn about and participate in activities to boost your mental well being along the way. Centuria. 9am – noon.

JUNE 2024

SAT/SUN, June 1 & 2. NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. Enjoy the Gandy Dancer State Trail and post about your experience. #gandydancertrail

SAT, June 1-8. 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 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. 12 RIDES OF SUMMER. Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, June 1. CITY OF TRAILS RACES. 5K, 10K, Half-marathon, Full marathon. St. Croix Falls. cityoftrailsrace.com.

SUNDAY, June 4. INVASIVE SPECIES BIKE TOUR. Learn how to identify invasives along the trail. Slow, educational bike ride. Luck, WI. 10:30am. *not confirmed*

SATURDAY, June 15. FREDERIC FAMILY DAYS. Friends of Gandy will be on the trail at the SOO Line Depot. Stop by on bike or foot and say “hello”. Make sure to pick up free Gandy BINGO cards and check out our new Trishaw bike! 10am-1pm.

SATURDAY, June 15. SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE. Frederic – Luck. Meet at Ice Age Trail parking lot on 150th Street. 9am.

JULY 2024

SUNDAY, July 13. WOOLLY RACE. St. Croix Falls. Mountain bike event. 8am. mnmtbseries.com.

SATURDAYS, July 6, 13, 20 & 27. 12 RIDES OF SUMMER. Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SUNDAY, July 28. CHASING BIGFOOT 25K. Centuria. 5K – 25K run. 9am. Info & registration: urultra.com. ** Canceled for 2024 **

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

AUGUST 2024

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

SATURDAY, Aug. 3. TAILS ON THE TRAIL. Dog walkers unite at one of two locations: Two Eagles Trailhead in Luck or the Humane Society in Webster. Donations will be collected and gifted to the Humane Society of Burnett County. 10am gather. 10:30 one mile walk.

SUNDAY, Aug. 25. CHASING BIGFOOT 75k. St. Croix Falls to Danbury. 75k run. 7am.

SEPTEMBER 2024

SATURDAY, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28. 8 RIDES OF AUTUMN (continues into October). Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14. 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. 14. 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/

OCTOBER 2024

SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 12 & 19. 8 RIDES OF AUTUMN (continued from Sept.). Info: Lakecountrypedalers.com.

SATURDAY, Oct. 12. GANDY DANCER MARATHON. Full, half marathon, relay and 5K. Tenth Annual! Luck. gandymarathon.net

SATURDAY, Oct. 19. STORY WALK.
Luck library invites you to bundle up 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. Meet at the library at 11am. Luck.

NOVEMBER 2024

SUNDAY, Nov. 3. 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 50 miles on the Gandy to the WI/MN border bridge north of Danbury and turn around and return to St. Croix Falls by sundown. 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!