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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bikes and Ballrooms

Each year Loll chooses a handful of non-profits to support through Patagonia's 1% program. This year Loll kept this support close to home and has announced a matching donation to the Cyclist of Gitchee Gumee Shores also known as COGGS. COGGS is an organization that focuses on maintaining and improving cycling opportunities in the Twin Ports and is currently working on the Duluth Traverse; a 100-mile long multi-use singletrack trail.  Loll will be matching (up to $30,000) donations during the COGGS Annual Traverse Gala which is taking place this upcoming March.

About the Duluth Traverse:
The Duluth Traverse will be a 100 mile long multi-use, singletrack trail that is purpose-built for mountain biking and other human powered travel. When finished, it will span the entire 26 miles of the City of Duluth and be the longest urban multi-use trail in the nation. The Duluth Traverse Trail System will feature trail centers with more extensive trail networks in Lester Park, Hartley Park, Piedmont-Brewer Park, Spirit Mountain and Mission Creek and the beginner level Duluth Traverse Trail linking them all together. The goal for this system is to create the first 100+ mile system of singletrack all within an urban environment. This will connect Duluth neighborhoods together via natural surface trails and also create an environment where everyone has trail access within a short distance of their home where they can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, running and snowshoeing.

As avid bikers, we are so excited to be contributing to such a great cause and hope you can make it to the gala to offer your own support. Plus, if you really think about it doesn't a ballroom full of active Minnesotans, beer, food, dancing, and music sound pretty fun?

About the COGGS Annual Duluth Traverse Gala:
March 1, 2014
Greysolon Ballroom, 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
5:00 PM
$80 per guest in advance ($100 at the door). Purchase tickets at www.COGGS.com
Happy Hour, Silent Auction, Live Music, Gourmet Dinner and Desert, Raffle

See you there!!

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