Friends of Gandy Dancer State Trail

A nonprofit organization

$2,041 raised by 28 donors

20% complete

$10,000 Goal

Cycling Without Age on the Gandy Dancer Trail! 

Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly coming back from a Cycling Without Age trishaw ride with wind in their hair and rosy cheeks. With your support, Friends of Gandy Dancer will secure a trishaw for use on the Gandy Dancer State Trail in the area in and around Frederic, WI.

WHAT IS CYCLING WITHOUT AGECWA is a generous movement of volunteers taking seniors and less-abled people out for bike rides. Established in Denmark in 2012 - Cycling Without Age is now represented in 39 countries. Fun fact: Wisconsin is one of the leading states in this country for Cycling Without Age chapters!

WHAT IS A TRISHAW? A trishaw is a three-wheeled pedal-powered bicycle with a pilot behind and a passenger seat up front for views of the community and nature.

WATCH OUR VIDEO - in just 2 minutes you'll have all the reason in the world to want to giveBIG to Friends of Gandy Dancer!

If you appreciate the great outdoors and quality trail experiences for people of all ages and abilities, you'll appreciate our work. Donations of any size welcome now! 

The United Pioneer Home facility in Luck already has a Cycling Without Age program, and residents can enjoy the beautiful Gandy Dancer State Trail. The two senior care facilities in Frederic would also appreciate this same opportunity. Please help us reach our giveBIG goal of $10K, and we'll increase our area's fleet of trishaws!


Encountering our pilots and their passengers is always a heartwarming experience!

About the Gandy Dancer State Trail
The Gandy Dancer connects the communities of St. Croix Falls, Centuria, Milltown, Luck, Frederic, Lewis, Siren, Webster and Danbury. Constructed on a former railroad corridor, the 47 mile trail is generally level. The surface is hard crushed limestone. There are over 340 geocaches along the trail between St. Croix Falls and Danbury. The trail is open to pedestrian use Spring thru Fall and is motorized in winter.

For more information about the Gandy Dancer and the Friends Group please visit: or keep reading!

We are dedicated to your health & wellness by:

  • Improving the quality of life for residents & visitors of all ages and abilities
  • Offering a safe means of outdoor activity away from motorized activity
  • Providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities and events
  • Promoting local businesses and healthy tourism industry

Trails and open spaces need people like you to protect and promote them. 

If you hike, bicycle, live adjacent to or frequent the trail… if you enjoy the nature programs with bird, plant and wildlife experts … if you enjoy the trail’s scenic value and rural communities … if you want to support the health benefits that hundreds of school children and people of all ages enjoy … please support the Friends of Gandy Dancer!

Here are a few examples of what we do for the Gandy Dancer State Trail:

  • organize annual clean-ups and regular trail work days 
  • assist our partners with removal of storm debris and general trail maintenance
  • plan, promote and sponsor events
  • provide area youth with fun, educational trail activities (i.e. Gandy BINGO)
  • raise money to purchase trail head fixtures such as interpretive displays, kiosks, bike racks, educational markers and shelter
  • secure grants and do good in our communities

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of Gandy Dancer State Trail

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Education Environment Health


PO BOX 123