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What Do Xtreme Sports, Yummy Food And Zoos Have In Common?

Mountain biking @ CCSRA

Special thanks to North Dakota Tourism, South Dakota Tourism, Explore Minnesota and Tourism Winnipeg for the photos featured within.

Take a break from your 9 to 5 and escape on your own weekend getaway.

Do you need to get out of Fargo for a few days? If so, there are several places within driving distance of the Fargo-Moorhead area you can go. Whether it is North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or even Canada, there is a place or event for everyone to escape to for a weekend. Jump out of the rat race and journey across state (or country) lines as we profile the best weekend getaway spots from A to Z! Well, what are you waiting for?

See the rest of the places mentioned in our A to Z Adventure Guide here: A-CD-EF-GH-JK-LMN-PQ-STU-V and W.

#1 Xtreme Sports

A guy rock climbing off the cliffs at Blue Mounds State Park

What is Extreme North Dakota Racing?

North Dakota is becoming an extreme sports hotspot thanks to a combination of the rugged terrain and weather. Due to that, Extreme North Dakota Racing was spawned to provide the most extreme races for North Dakotans and others around the Tri-state area. For example, their most recent races involved Fatbike only races on a 15 to 20 mile stretch of snowy terrain. That race even had participants riding over the icy Red River.

Another recent race had contestants running throughout the Sheyenne National Grasslands. There was a multitude of lengths with the lowest being a 25K and the longest being a 100K race. Still, Extreme North Dakota Racing considered that a warm-up. Extreme North Dakota Racing has cultivated a culture of extreme sports that has stretched into Minnesota and South Dakota as well.

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Nolan P. Schmidt

Written by Nolan P. Schmidt

Nolan is the Co-Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated publication. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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