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2021 Beneficiaries

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Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS) works to improve cycling opportunities for Twin Ports residents. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 1994 after the Superior Bikers and the North Star Bike Club combined and is a chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). It maintains over 30 miles of multi-use, single-track trail in Duluth and hosts regular group rides throughout the area. COGGS has been an integral partner in planning the KA Bike Duluth Festival and will receive half of the event proceeds.

Harbortown Rotary is a local service organization whose members live by the motto Service Above Self and are committed to providing youth in the twin ports opportunity to grow, develop, and prosper. Harbortown Rotary Club funds provide scholarships for further education to 6 local high school seniors in the amount of $2,000 yearly.  Harbortown additionally sponsors up to 7 high school juniors for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp – a week-long leadership training at UM Crookston.  Harbortown also  supports area grad parties, Scouts from the VAC-BSA, yearly Camp Miller (YMCA) projects and camper scholarships, Life House, Habitat for Humanity, robotics teams, high school trap teams, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for area families, and dictionaries for every third grader in the Duluth Public Schools. Rotarians operate and live their lives by the Four Way Test:

Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all Concerned? Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to all Concerned?

That’s why this year, the KA Bike Duluth Festival is proud to partner with this organization. Harbortown Rotary’s commitment to promoting service and giving back to local youth has made a true impact on the Twin Ports community. Overlap in mission and values have made Harbortown Rotary an easy choice as this year’s beneficiary.