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 t-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.


2018 EVENT GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE!

Nearly 400 individuals pedaled with us in the 2017 season, and together, they pedaled over 50,000 miles collectively.
Thank you all for building such a fantastic community of riders. We are enjoying another great season of pedaling in 2018!


GROUP RIDE LISTING

 

BEGINNER RIDES

  • Mondays at 6:30pm – Riding 101
    Relaxed pace, 10 to12 MPH. Total ride averages 10 miles. This ride is for individuals who want to get out and pedal while learning about group-ride etiquette. All are welcome who want to learn and meet fellow riders.

FAMILY RIDES

  • Mondays at 6:30pm
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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. 
  • CO-ED WINTER OFF-ROAD RIDE - WEDNESDAYS at 6PM (WINTER MONTHS ONLY)
    This co-ed off-road ride embraces our colder winter weather and our great local trail parks for outdoor fun. Riders of all skill levels are encouraged to join. A ride leader leaves GNBC at 6pm, starting with an easy ride to the trail areas. Off-road bike required. Remember good, working lights (it will be dark for the entire ride).

TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING

  • Last Thursdays of each month in June, July, and August at 6:30pm
    We’ll provide bikes and helmets, you provide the mentorship to inspire the next generation of riders. Contact: aaron@gncycles.com. There will also be a special out-of-town excursion on Saturday, August 11th. More details to come.

100 PERSON RIDE  

  • Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    (Rain date August 21st) A 20-mile group ride celebrating the growth and success of our Tuesday Night Rides. Over 120 riders pedaled with us on the 100 Person Ride in 2017! Riders were invited to join a post-ride celebration as well. 

OTHER GROUP RIDES

Rides led by other riders in the community

  • The ‘Y’ Ride – Monday-Friday
    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, resuming early April
    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