In February 2019 Larry gave our building’s “Fargo” sign a fresh coat of paint. Here he poses with his finished work in front of where the sign lives on our historic building.
Snow Season Covered with Fat Bikes!
Fat bikes have now been around a while and we know all that they are capable of, but that doesn’t mean they are a thing of the past! Now with better riding infrastructure in our area for fat bikes, like groomed trails, there’s more reason than ever to add one to your bike stable.
Red Ball Project 2018
In the fall of 2018 The Red Ball Project spent a Saturday on our doorstep - literally! This traveling, interactive art exhibit has been all over the world and we were super excited to host them for a day here in Fargo.
Shop Trip to Cuyuna
Work together, ride together! Here a few of our GNBC employees enjoy labor day weekend 2018 riding mountain bike in Cuyuna Lakes. This has become a yearly trip for us to unwind and have some fun at the end of the summer cycling season.
We Love Bikes!
At Great Northern Bicycle Company we love cycling! We love the bikes, the gear, the camaraderie shared in our cycling community and most of all - we love RIDING. We also love to share this passion with you the customer. Stop in and visit us even if just to say hello.
Shafer Trail - Canyonlands
Have we mentioned that bikes can take you to some cool places yet? Well, this is yet another one to add to the list. The Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park in Utah takes adventure seekers on an 80 mile route through the park. Instead of seeing the White Rimmed canyons from the popular but crowded overlooks high above the canyon floor this route will take you straight into the thick of it. There, you can yell into the canyons and hear the echos and get a better grasp on just how big everything really is. The route is best traversed by a mountain bike as you’ll encounter rocky, rough roads where the big tires and suspension becomes a necessity. Ambitious riders can tackle the route in a day and even turn it into a 100 mile ‘century’ ride. Those who want to take it slower can make a weekend of it and camp in designated spots along the trail with the appropriate permits. A few of us at the shop have done this ride a number of times and it gets more amazing each time! This photo was from our latest attempt and completion during our staff trip to Moab, UT in the fall of 2018.
E-Bikes Are Getting Everyone's Attention!
These days e-bikes are getting everyone’s attention! Here a Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 is posed with some Street Art nearby in Downtown Fargo, ND. We love electric assist bikes for many reasons but it can be summed up with one quote - “It’s you, only faster!” If you are curious about electric pedal assist bikes stop in and see our selection and take one for a test ride!
Sunset on Another 'Great Ride.'
Our group road rides roll out of the shop from early spring until late fall, until we are just plain out of sunshine. Being out on the open road so much during the year we are treated to a lot of cool sunsets, and this one was no exception. Just another reason we love being outdoors riding our bikes.
Every Road has a Roubaix
The Specialized Roubaix has long been a great bike for our area. This bike was created to help professional riders tackle the long course and demanding cobble stones of the famed Paris-Roubaix bike race held every spring. While our roads are not nearly as rough as the cobbles, they still have an ‘edge’ to them at times. Now that the bike has incorporated the “Future Shock” handlebar suspension system you’ll hardly feel those bumps in the road as you ride across them. If you are looking for a great endurance road bike that you can get comfortable on look no further than the Specialized Roubaix.
Our bikes take us to some pretty awesome places. Here one of our water bottles sits on the Sunlight Bridge on Crandall Road overlooking Sunlight Creek and the canyon below in Wyoming. This was taken during our 2017 Beartooth and Bighorns trip with Great Rides Fargo. We’ll be doing this trip again in 2019, check out greatridesfargo.org for more information soon to come! And if you happen to take one of our waterbottles on an epic adventure snap a photo and share it with us! We’d love to see where your bike takes you.