Gopher Wheelmen

County Cycles is proud to sponsor the Gopher Wheelmen.  If you're looking for a club or race team, be sure to join them on one of their many weekly rides that leave from the shop. 

Click here for the schedule.

About our Club:

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 membership is currently at 80. We have a strong representation of masters racers (35 plus). We have a growing women’s and junior’s team. All GW members are treated equally without regard to racing category

Our Mission:

Have fun and develop character by encouraging honesty and courtesy in recreational and competitive cycling.

Learn more about the Gopher Wheelmen on their website.


Our Very Own National Champion

We're understandably proud of Sherry Berde Townsend, double national champion in the 2011 110+ Mixed Tandem Time Trial and Road Race.  The stars and stripes look good, don't they?

Congratulations to Sherry and her husband, Charlie.