45 miles
6,680 ft
-7,277 ft
1,309 ft
High Point


The course will be marked with yellow tape and arrows. This is not a completely closed course. You will need to ride with your head up and be alert.

The Gitchee Gumee Traverse will be a 50-ish mile point-to-point race, starting at Piedmont and ending at Mission Creek. As with all other events we do, 100% of the proceeds from the event will go towards building more trails, by being donated in entirety to COGGS, the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. They are on a long-term mission right now with the City of Duluth to build a 100+ mile Traverse across the city, and as the trail grows, so will this race.

Our good friend Buhrito is our local on the ground, and has already put in weeks of work scouting the course, mowing the course, making sure it all flows together, and will be helping mark the course! It takes full advantage of every square inch of Piedmont, so be prepared for a very tight, technical start to this race.

Local Trail Association
Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shore (www.coggs.com)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
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  • Race Course
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Gitchee Gumee Traverse mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -597 ft
  • Altitude min
    611 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,267 ft
  • Altitude end
    670 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    21 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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