Mission and History

The Bike Race was started in 1985 as a friendly competition between UND’s St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center and NDSU’s St Paul’s Newman Center. The race allows community members and businesses the opportunity to be a part of our transformative ministries with their financial support and race participation. All ages are welcome to attend the 25 mile race/ride with a meal served at the end.

The Bike Race helps us ignite the fire of faith on campus through:

  • Authentic friendships in faith
  • Providing a place to worship on campus
  • FOCUS Bible Studies
  • Local service trips
  • Forming intentional disciples
  • International and domestic mission trips
  • Newman Women’s House
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Peer Ministry
  • Evangelization
  • Students for Life
  • Guest Speakers and Community Events
  • Discernment Groups