GREAT RIDERS CLUB

Great Riders Club offers free membership and leads over 100 free group rides spring through fall. We’ll track your mileage and you’ll earn a free member shirt with 8 rides or more in a season. Not sure where to start? Ask us and we’ll get you pedaling in the right direction. All rides leave from Great Northern Bicycle Company (425 Broadway N., Fargo) unless otherwise noted. Helmets are mandatory for all rides.


END OF SEASON CELEBRATION: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

Let's celebrate another great season of pedaling! We'll ride together under the autumn sun at 6pm and return to celebrate and socialize at Great Northern Bicycle Co. We'll provide brats and beverages, you bring something to share! Prizes, awards and fun! All Great Riders are welcome.


GROUP RIDE LISTING

FAMILY RIDES

Mondays at 6:30pm - DONE FOR THE SEASON
Relaxed pace, 8 to 12MPH, includes a pit stop to play and stretch. Total ride averages 6 to 10 miles. This ride is for families who want to get out and pedal together.  Kids in carts; kids spinning their own little wheels; kids who can really roll, they’re all welcome on our Family Ride.  Grab the whole family and join the fun. 

WOMEN ON WHEELS (WOW) RIDES

Mondays at 6:00pm – WOWdirt - Women on Wheels Off Road Ride
Starting April 17th (depending on trail conditions) Women-only off road ride showcasing some of the recently developed trail parks.  Women of all skill levels are encouraged to join.  Each ride will start and end with an easy ride to the trail areas. Mountain Bike required.

Thursdays at 6:00pm – WOWroad - Women on Wheels Road Ride
Starting May 25th. WOW is a women-only road ride with an emphasis on spinning and socializing. Moderately paced & designed so that the whole group can ride together. WOW will elevate your heartrate and warm your soul. 20-25 miles. 

FITNESS RIDES

Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Starting April 4th. Conversationally paced, regroup ride for those looking to meld exercising and socializing. 14-18 MPH pace over a distance of 20-25 miles. Group riding technique - spinning. 

Wednesdays at 6:00pm
Starting April 12th. Moderately paced ride geared toward training and fitness. Recommended for those looking for a group ride with an emphasis on training. 16 to 20 MPH avg. pace, 20-30 miles. Group riding technique - spinning. 

Thursdays at 6:00pm
Starting April 20th. Faster paced ride geared toward racing. 18-22MPH pace, 25 miles. Recommended for those looking for a group ride with an emphasis on training, racing techniques, and pack riding. 

OFF ROAD RIDES

Mondays at 6:00pm – WOWdirt - Women on Wheels Off Road Ride
Starting April 17th (depending on trail conditions) Women-only off road ride showcasing some of the recently developed trail parks.  Women of all skill levels are encouraged to join.  Each ride will start and end with an easy ride to the trail areas. Mountain Bike required.

Thursdays at 6:00pm
Starting April 20th (depending on trail conditions). Are you looking to take your bike on some dirt trails? Here’s your chance. We’ll ride to local parks to explore the best single track riding within city limits. Riders of all levels are encourage to join us; rides will last around 90 minutes. 

TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING

Last Thursday of each month (summer) at 6:00pm
We’ll provide bikes and helmets, you provide the mentorship to inspire the next generation of riders. Contact: aaron@gncycles.com

100 PERSON RIDE  

Tuesday, August 15th at 6pm
(rain date August 22nd) A 20 mile group ride to punctuate and celebrate the growth and success of our Tuesday Night Rides. Be a part of something big and join in this social group ride. Enjoy a post ride snack and beverage on us. Free.

OTHER GROUP RIDES

Rides led by other riders in the community

The ‘Y’ Ride – Monday-Friday, starting April 10th
This ride departs from the east side of the Fercho YMCA @ 5:45am SHARP every Monday-Friday. It’s a very ‘brisk’-paced group that rides 20-25miles; common routes include the Harwood to Lone Tree or 7 Yellow Signs. Lights are used as needed. Contact: Craig Lemieux - craig.lemieux@hornbachers.com 

Rollag Ride – Wednesdays, starting April 12th
Each week, riders gather north of Rollag at 6:15pm for this aggressive ride. Routes from here offer some of the best hills in the area and the pace is ‘spirited’. Rides are about 30 miles in length and take about an hour. Contact Craig.Lemieux@hornbachers.com

Bikes United - Sunday, June 11th
A great bike ride to support Churches United for the Homeless! A 53-mile ride starts at 8am at GNBC and a short fun ride starts at 11am. A picnic lunch is served after the ride. All proceeds benefit Churches United for the Homeless. Register at churches-united.eventbrite.com/

FM Rotary Ride - Saturday, September 9th
A fun, charity ride for folks who like riding bicycles! Includes a great family ride and variety of longer distances. Lunch and awards served at Lindenwood Park. Hosted by the FM Rotary Clubs. Entry fee varies by ride.  fmrotaryride.com.