Gopher Wheelmen

The Gopher Wheelmen, (GW) is the oldest cycling club in this part of the country. Our Founder: GW was founded in 1934 by Ken Woods (6/19/1918 – 10/11/00). Bicycle racing was at a peak and Ken was a top rider in the six-day racing scene. The ‘KW” on our jerseys is in recognition of Ken’s contributions to the club and the sport. Ken remained a major contributor to bicycle racing since those days. Much of what we have today is because of his stewardship and endless hours of volunteer effort. GW today: GW continues to take pride in our contribution and volunteerism to the sport by sponsoring two annual races: The Ken Woods Memorial Road Race (formerly Sogn Valley) and the Red Barn Classic Cross Race. Our Mission: Be a member of the United States Cycling Federation (USCF). Have fun and develop character by encouraging honesty and courtesy in recreational and competitive cycling.