The Sanford Health Foundation Great American Bike Race (GABR) is a fun and impactful way for people to raise money for local children. The stationary bike race began in the Bismarck-Mandan community in North Dakota in 1997 and has since become a tradition across the Sanford Health footprint.
Over the past 22 years, the Bismarck event has raised more than $4.6 million to support children and young adults in central and western North Dakota with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset conditions that affect development.
Starting with just 10 bikes in Bismarck's Gateway Mall, the event has grown to be one of the largest of its kind in the United States, with more than 1,500 cyclists participating annually.
Expanding to the Red River Valley, the Sanford Health Foundation hosted the first GABR Fargo in November 2019. More than $15,000 was raised for Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo.