Because living in Minnesota rules, we give back to our community with Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD). We contribute to the fine organizations that are making the North a better place to live through charitable donations, partnerships, and volunteer events. Our volunteers are a really active, passionate bunch and man do they give a damn. 

Volunteer Hours In 2020

Regarding Donations

Due to the unexpected circumstances of COVID-19 and how it has affected our business, we are pausing our SGAD donation programing for now. With a skeleton crew and adapting our business to constant change, we are unable to process the donation you requested at this time. Once we are back up and on our feet, we will start fulfilling donation requests. Hopefully we’ll be able to help you with your fundraising needs in the future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for understanding.



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Duluth Mountain Bike Trail Build

July 31, 2021 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Join us in Duluth for an SGAD event to remember. We are building mountain bike trails with the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS) at Downer Park in Duluth, MN. All tools and supplies are provided.

All you All Pints North folks, get up early and come Give A Damn before you head into a day of drinking great beer.

We will be meeting on Old Vermillion Rd and working on the Downer Park trail (

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

Downer Park, Duluth, MN, USA

Living Well Yard Beautification

August 12, 2021 - 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

West St Paul

Join Surly Gives A Damn to help our friends at Living Well, a nonprofit that delivers services to transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. If you love working outside, we got your gig.

Living Well Disability Services delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

Our work projects will include weeding, planting, laying mulch and possible other beautification projects.

157 Emerson Ave W, West St Paul, MN, USA

Open Arms Kitchen

August 20, 2021 - 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Come join SGAD in the kitchen at Open Arms of MN.

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for 12 folks to help out in the kitchen making food for their clients.

Open Arms of Minnesota 2500 Bloomington Ave


Sign up to volunteer with Surly Gives a Damn and you get the following: a free Surly, a bunch of community, all the good feels and a free t-shirt. Wear the shirt each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events, you need to first put in some time. (Simply sign up and complete an SGAD event first and that will get you on the “inside scoop list”.)