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.
(not confirmed)

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. More details coming soon.

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.

SATURDAY, Aug. 19. FREDERIC ARTS FESTIVAL ON THE GANDY. Music, food, beer, arts & crafts. Soo Line Depot in Frederic. 9am-5pm. FredericArts.org.

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


THURSDAY, SEPT. 14. FULL GANDY BIKE RIDE. 47 mile ride from St. Croix Falls to Danbury. Leisurely expedition organized 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. 49.2 miles. St. Croix Falls to Danbury. 8:00am. Details: gandydancertrail.org/full-gandy-relay/

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


FRI/SAT/SUN, Sept. 29, Sept. 30 Oct. 1. 3 LAKES CYCLING TOUR. 3 day ride sponsored by Lake Country Pedaler’s & NW Alliance Community Foundation. northwestalliancecf.org.

SATURDAY, Oct. 7. FALL COLOR BIKE RIDE. Family fun ride. Soo Line Depot, Frederic. 10am.

SATURDAY, Oct. 9. GANDY DANCER MARATHON. Full, half marathon, relay and 5K. Luck. gandymarathon.net

SATURDAY, Oct. 21. THE FENTON. 100+ mile fat bike course. Webster. fatfishrace.com.

Full Gandy Relay – virtual option available!