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.


GREAT RIDERS CLUB RIDES HAVE ENDED FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Several riders continue to meet at Great Northern Bicycle Co. for the weekly rides (Monday - Thursday) and roll out together. However, all rides now leave Great Northern Bicycle Co. at 5:30pm (with the exception of the Monday WOWdirt Ride, which will still leave at 6:00pm and will continue through the winter).

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


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 (WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WINTER)
    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 (FALL: 5:30pm) – WOWroad - Women on Wheels Road Ride
    Resuming again in late May, 2018. 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 (FALL: 5:30pm) 
    Resuming again in early April, 2018. 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 (FALL: 5:30pm)
    Resuming again in early April, 2018. 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 (FALL: 5:30pm)
    Resuming again in mid-April, 2018. 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 (FALL: 5:30pm) – WOWdirt - Women on Wheels Off Road Ride
    Resuming again in mid-April, 2018 (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 (FALL: 5:30pm)
    Resuming again in early April, 2018 (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 - DONE FOR THE SEASON
    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, 2017
    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 this year! 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, starting early April
    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 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
  • Bikes United - Sunday, June 11th, 2017
    A great bike ride to support Churches United for the Homeless! Participants rode in either a 53-mile ride at 8am or a shorter fun ride at 11am. Riders enjoyed a picnic lunch afterward as well. All proceeds benefited Churches United for the Homeless. 
  • FM Rotary Ride - Saturday, September 9th, 2017
    A fun, charity ride for folks who like riding bicycles! The ride included a variety of longer distances as well as a family ride. Lunch and awards were served at Lindenwood Park. Hosted by the FM Rotary Clubs and supported by Great Rides. Entry fee varies by ride. More info at fmrotaryride.com