Galactic Rider (ギャラクティックライダース Galactic Riders) is a transport vessel containing or producing an indefinite quantity of Air Bikers. It is encountered as a boss battle in the original Star Fox. The Galactic Rider appears during the Level 2 route to Venom's surface, situated on a highway of some sort. Upon destroying the Metal Smasher in Venom's airspace, the Galactic Rider can be seen escaping the vessel as it explodes, heading for Venom's surface.
- There is some confusion as to whether the term Galactic Rider refers to the main unit or the hovering attackers which come from it. The instruction booklet refers to both the name and its English description in plural; however, the in-game curtain call definitively shows its specs and names the cycle fighters "Air Bikers".
- Star Fox (End Credits)
- Star Fox 1993; Instruction Booklet