9th Annual



The 9th Annual Duluth Traverse Gala, 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 (5pm), same place (Clyde Malting Building) and same great auction items.


Please mark your calendars! If this date does not work for you, please reach out to gala@coggs.com.

We are very disappointed as we know the Gala has become a cornerstone event for our community. We are confident that this is the right thing to do. We look forward to a rocking event this late fall. 

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support for COGGS and the Duluth Traverse Trail! Please pass this on to anyone you know that was planning to attend the Gala.

COGGS 2020 Gala Committee

A benefit for Duluth trails hosted by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS)

Friday, November 20, 2020

Tickets On Sale Now 

It's time to celebrate! Join us for the 2020 Duluth Traverse Gala. 


The Duluth Traverse Gala is the largest fundraiser for the Duluth trail system. Funds raised allow COGGS and our partners to develop, build and maintain the Traverse trail system year-round. These trails are for everyone. We believe that equitable, sustainable access to the outdoors is critical for health and happiness, and a key component to our lifestyle in the Twin Ports.


We invite you to celebrate this community resource and support another year ahead by joining us at the 2020 Duluth Traverse Gala. Get your friends together and get a table. Share the vision!

Incredible Items by our 2020 Auction Donors

More items added daily. Check it out! >>

  •  New Venue

  • New Event Flow

  • Two Bars

  • New Food Options

  • Epic After Party Plans

  • Actual dancing encouraged 

Event Details

Evening Schedule

  • Social Hour and Silent Auction 5-6pm

  • Gourmet Dinner, Presentation & Live Auction: 6-9pm

  • Gala After-Party on site 9pm

New Location: Clyde Malting Building, 2907 Helm St. Duluth, MN 55806 / The beautiful new location allows for much improved event flow, two bars, and an on-site after party.


Get a group together - dinner tables are 8 persons/table.


Ticket Price: This event will sell out. Please purchase early!


  • $100 individual for early-bird pricing

  • $125 individual starting February 10, 2020


Attire: Per tradition, this is the one time of year when mountain bikers get dressed up. Suit and dress are recommended, but certainly not required. Ultimately, we want you to join us, be comfortable, and have a blast. But it never hurts to take a spritz of Drakkar Noir and dress your best. If you are dying to wear your prom dress from 80s, then go for it! No judgement here. Make it FUN. 

Meal Options

  1. Grilled chicken with mushroom cream sauce; herb roasted red bliss potatoes; steamed broccoli(GF)

  2. Panko crusted walleye with shallots and white wine sauce with wild rice; garlic green beans

  3. Black bean and sweet potato quinoa cake with herded brown rice and grilled asparagus

**LOVE CREAMERY is providing ice cream dessert! ​






Become a 2020 COGGS corporate sponsor. Your sponsorship includes Gala tickets. Download a Sponsorship Brief or contact fundraising@coggs.com for more information.

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