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May 21, 2020

Photo Credit: Hansi Johnson

We expect Twin Ports trails to be good 'n busy this summer. Given that the coronavirus (COVID-19) isn't going anywhere anytime soon, it bears reiterating the basic trail user protocols and noting some available resources.

Safe Trails: Give Tra...

May 14, 2020

COGGS has an urgent need for a volunteer Race Director for the 2020 Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival. The KABDF Race Director develops, plans, and facilitates mountain bike races on behalf of the COGGS organization and the KABDF Organizing Committee.

Position details...

April 27, 2020

Friday, November 20th, 2020 

The 9th Annual Duluth Traverse Gala, originally scheduled for Saturday night March 14th, is being postponed due to COVID-19 recommendations to limit large gatherings. The Gala has been rescheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020; same time (5p...

April 22, 2020

COGGS has been supported by the local business community since its inception. We simply could not have established the Twin Ports as a world-class mountain biking destination without the help of our partners and sponsors. In light of the COVID-related challenges m...

April 22, 2020

Not far from Duluth, on the backside of a forested spine of the Sawtooth Mountains, sits the small town of Finland, MN. Here is a great place to start an adventure. The USFS Finland Campground sits right at the edge of town along the East Branch of the Baptism River. I...

April 22, 2020

The ingredients to this adventure are simple, essential:

The first rule of bikepacking is: There are no rules! 

Pick a destination, a goal, and discover for yourself how to get there. 

Take a bike (any bike) and go there (any place). 

The world is your oyster, go find some...

April 22, 2020

Start Early

Outdoor enthusiasts everywhere seek reprieve from the long Winter’s cabin fever. We crave

a connection to the outside world. For us here in Minnesota these cravings are an annual

occurrence with each coming Spring. We MTBers do our best to balance this with th...

April 19, 2020

 Fun Nighttime (or daytime) destination!

Everyone has their favorite daytime vista point in Duluth. But there are also a plethora of incredible night time chill spots in Duluth. There’s a little known water-side vantage point at the end of Rices Point Landing, kinda un...

April 17, 2020

This is about the little places. The little parks and trails that people "in the neighborhood" have known forever, but aren’t so widely recognized beyond that. 

These days it pays to keep it local. Ride your neighborhood. If you see a path you haven’t explored, ta...

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Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit 501-c3 organization dedicated to building, maintaining, and advocating for mountain bike trails in the cities of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI (the Twin Ports).


Our trail network was recognized by IMBA as a Gold Level Ride Center, one of only six on the planet. A lot of people, and a lot of hard work, helped us get here. Our trails are multi-use, free and open to everyone to use.

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COGGS is dedicated to developing and maintaining world-class mountain biking opportunities for all in the Twin Ports.

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Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores

COGGS is a registered 501-c3 nonprofit, volunteer-run organization and affiliate of IMBA.  

COGGS is dedicated to building and maintaining world-class mountain biking opportunities for all in the Twin Ports. 

Mailing Address: COGGS, PO Box 161261, Duluth, MN 55815, United States // Telephone: (218) 382-4822

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