GABR 2019 participants.

Relive the 23rd annual GABR Bismarck

May 23, 2019

For the 23rd annual Great American Bike Race, 137 teams and more than 1,500 bikers rode for a total of 7,812 miles, helping raise more than $390,000 and counting.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of GABR:

Funds raised at this annual event benefit kids and young adults in central and western North Dakota who live with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset conditions that affect development.

Since the race began in in 1997, GABR has raised nearly $4 million to provide specialized equipment, important programs and direct child and family assistance for expenses not covered by insurance.

It has grown to be one of the largest fundraising events of its kind in the United States.

The Giving Grinches team.

Top fundraising teams:

  • Giving Grinches, $18,633.73
  • Kenmare Vets Club, $17,926


Top individual fundraisers:

  • Gary Hager, $11,800
  • Mitch Hintz, $8,485
  • Tara Wetch, $6,500


Top mileage teams:

  • BCBC, 95.93 miles
  • Basin Go Big or Go Home, 89.37 miles


Top mileage individuals:

  • Tyler Huber, 8.85 miles
  • Daniel McGurren, 8.78 miles
  • Jody Eckert, 8.44 miles


We also want to recognize Ryan Wagner of Benny’s Wolf Pack. Wagner rode through all 12 heats for a total of eight hours and clocked 98.38 miles.

Thanks to all the riders and volunteers who helped make this such a successful event. There’s still time to support GABR. Make a gift at gabr.sanfordhealth.org to have your donation counted in this year’s event total.