About our Club:

The Gopher Wheelmen (GW) is the oldest cycling club in this part of the country.

GW was founded in 1934 by Ken Woods (6/19/1918 – 10/11/2000). Bicycle racing was at a peak and Ken was a top rider in the six-day racing scene. Ken was 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. The “KW” on our jerseys is in recognition of Ken’s contributions to the club and the sport.

GW today:

GW continues to take pride in our contribution and volunteerism to the sport by sponsoring the Ken Woods Memorial Road Race (formerly the Sogn Valley race).


Our membership includes a strong representation of masters racers (35 plus), and a growing women’s and junior’s team. All GW members are treated equally without regard to racing category.

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.