Circa de Nebraska
Sep
1
to Sep 22

Circa de Nebraska

Circa de Nebraska will be a self-supported tour following the outline of the entire State of Nebraska, about 1,250 miles, over a 3 week period, (average 60 miles per day), beginning September 1, 2017, departing from Omaha.

More information is available from the ride coordinator, Ric Hines: iBikeNebraska@gmail.com

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Blue River Adventure Race
Sep
9
6:30am 6:30am

Blue River Adventure Race

4 & 8-10 Hour adventure race

Disciplines--running,mountain biking,orienteering,kayaking.

Divisions--Solo and 2 or 3 person Teams(coed,male,female)

Format--Racers will run,kayak,bike,orienteer using maps and instructions to find checkpoints in an allotted time frame.
Map scale will be 1:10,000 and 1:24,000.

Racers must provide their own kayaks,vests and paddles.
ONLY 1 KAYAK PER TEAM WILL BE NEEDED!


This is a NAARS & USARA National qualifier race!

Fees--4 Hour--$45 per person 8-10 Hour--$70 per person. fees go up $20 per person each race after August 1.

Fees include--shirts,mugs,prizes,food

Part of the proceeds go to the Big Blue Biking and Homestead Running clubs to help take care of the Standing Bear trails.

Plenty of lodging and places to eat in Beatrice 5 minutes from start / finish.

For more info contact Jim--402-432-3622

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Nebraska Bike MS
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Nebraska Bike MS

  • 100 Main Street Springfield, Nebraska 68059 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bike MS: Nebraska Ride will take you farther than you’ve gone before. Enjoy a 1-day or 2-day cycling adventure. Ride from Omaha to Lincoln where a celebration awaits you. You’ll find an unforgettable experience, complete with food, beer, entertainment, massages and more.

On Saturday, take your pick of 25-, 60- or 100-mile route options and on Sunday, 50 miles all cheered on by the most spirited volunteers around. To make your ride a safe and memorable one, the routes feature well-stocked rest stops every 8-12 miles and are monitored by a route support team consisting of HAM radio operators, support vans, motorcycle patrol, law enforcement, EMTs and mechanics from our partner bike shops.

In addition, you will experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation drives us closer to a world free of MS by funding critical research and services that change the lives of people affected by MS.

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3rd Homestead 100
Sep
17
7:15am 7:15am

3rd Homestead 100

The Homestead 100 ride was formed in 2014 to raise funds to support the local bike trails.

The BBBC is the bike club of the Gage County area. We promote healthy fun and safe riding by scheduling group rides on the highways, rail trails, city bike paths and off road.

We have a dedicated Monday night nacho ride on the Homestead Trail north to Pickrell. Cyclists from Cortland and Lincoln join us at the Pickrell Tavern. Everyone is welcome!

BBBC supports the 2016 completion of the 19.5 miles of The Ponca "Standing Bear Trail" of Beatrice to the Kansas border. The Marysville, KS trail group has also completed its 13 miles. Once this project is finished there will be about 75 miles of trail with minimal traffic to use for bike riding.

Registration 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
70 & 100 START TIME at 7:15 a.m.
25 & 50 START TIME at 7:30 a.m.
NO REFUNDS AND NO RAIN DATE

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Omaha Jackrabbit
Oct
14
7:00am 7:00am

Omaha Jackrabbit

Gravel, rocks, pebbles, dirt, sand: these are all things you'll find passing for roads in the hilly terrain and pancake flat river bottoms north of Omaha.Whether you're looking to compete, or spend the day touring the countryside, this free event offers something for everyone.

Omaha Jackrabbit 125

Categories:

  • Open Women
  • Single Speed Women
  • Fat or Cargo Women
  • Open Men
  • Single Speed Men
  • Fat or Cargo Men
  • Tandem

Prizes: 

  • Top Finishers
  • All finishers are super awesome
  • All starters are to be commended
  • Unlimited bragging rights

Omaha Halfrabbit 50

Categories:

  • No categories. Just show up and ride.

Prizes:

  • High fives
  • Strava KOMs

 

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Frontier Tri
Oct
15
8:00am 8:00am

Frontier Tri

Disciplines--3 mile & 6 mile course

3 mile course--run 1 mile--shoot rifle run 1 mile--shoot bow run 1 mile--shoot slingshot & throw tomahawk

6 mile course--same as 1 mile except run 2 miles each time

The range will be run by the Game & Parks

Any child 8 years and older may compete.

All equipment provided!!

Fees--$35 per person for 3 mile course $45 for 6 mile course

Fees include--shirts,gloves,food,prizes

Registration closes--September 29

Check in--8:00am

Start--8:30am

Limited to 75 so don't delay!!

For info call Jim 402-432-3622

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Total Eclipse on The Homestead Trail
Aug
21
7:30am 7:30am

Total Eclipse on The Homestead Trail

On Monday, August 21st, the moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, casting its shadow on the Earth's surface. A narrow section of the shadow's route will get to see a total solar eclipse - and Southeast Nebraska is lucky enough to have this opportunity. This doesn't happen very often! The last time a total solar eclipse passed over the area was 575 years ago, and it won't happen again for another 628 years!

Escape the city and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event with an unmatched view. Join the Great Plains Trails Network and the Great Plains Bicycle Club for viewing at Roca Berry Farm or a unique trek on the Homestead Trail south of LIncoln. 

Your entry fee of $15 includes special filtered glasses necessary to protect your eyes from the sun, and a souvenir shoulder bag. Lunch is also available for an additional $5. There is parking right at the farm, and a bike ride down Homestead Trail if you wish to ride. 

See all the details below and at GPTN.org. 

Get your tickets at the tickets link above and remember to print and bring your receipt to the event or you can show your receipt on your phone.

ECLIPSE DETAILS (times approximate)
Start of partial phase: 11:37
Total Eclipse: 1:02-1:04pm
End of partial phase: 2:30

Lights out 12:45 - 1:15 for viewing the Total Eclipse

LUNCH: 11:30am-12:40pm
Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, or Veggieburger. Chips and a cookie too. 
Water with the meal is free or soda for $1

BICYCLE RIDES: 12, 21 and 40 mile Eclipse ride distances are available. All three start and end at Roca Berry Farm. Start times listed below are suggested to get you back to the farm in time for lunch and to view the eclipse

- Riders taking the 40-mile route should start between 8 and 9 am.
- The 21-mile riders should start between 9 and 10 am.
- Riders taking the 12-mile tour should start between 10 and 11 am.

Choose any of the routes, or turn around at any point. This is not a race, so feel free to ride any of the distances at any pace that you find comfortable. All ages are welcome, however riders under 19 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This is a lightly supported ride. Riders should be prepared to fix minor mechanical issues on their own. Trail guides will be on hand to provide assistance.

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS.

This is a rain-or-shine event. Registrations are non-refundable.

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Corporate Cycling Challenge Bike Ride
Aug
20
8:00am 8:00am

Corporate Cycling Challenge Bike Ride

The Corporate Cycling Challenge is Nebraska's largest one-day bicycling event, with a choice of three different routes. Each route varies in length and difficulty, from the 10-mile "Olde River Ride", to the 25-mile "Riverside Ride", to the 42-mile "Tour De Fort". All of the routes feature beautiful scenery, and the longer routes offer some challenging rolling hills as well.

The ride begins and ends at the Heartland of America Park in Omaha, Nebraska. You can join the ride with your company, with your a club, or as an individual. Proceeds from the Corporate Cycling Challenge are used for trail development in Greater Omaha and eastern Nebraska.

Proceeds from the Corporate Cycling Challenge is used for trail development in the Omaha metropolitan area. Join the party after you complete your ride for some fun and relaxation, including an outdoor cookout with a great assortment of reasonably-priced grilled food, sides, and soda, provided by Hy-Vee Food Stores. Omaha's Q 98.5 KQKQ FM will be providing a live broadcast and music from Heartland of America Park.

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Gravel Worlds
Aug
19
6:00am 6:00am

Gravel Worlds

The 2017 Gravel Worlds promises an unparalleled challenge for the gravel enthusiast. The pirates are charting a route of approximately 150 miles and near 10,000 ft of climbing – adventuring through the rural farmlands of Southeastern Nebraska.

World Championship jerseys are up for grabs in the following categories: Open Men, Women Open, Master Men (50+), Master Women (40+), Single Speed Men, Single Speed Women, Tandem, Fatbike/Cargo Bike/Recumbent Men, Fatbike/Cargo Bike/Recumbent Women

The event is known as the "Gravel World Championship".

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CycloCross School #1
Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

CycloCross School #1

Interested in cross but worried you don't have the right bike? Any bike w/o bar-ends is legal! (Bar-ends meaning the "horns" you might see on mountain bike handlebars. Bar-end/Bar-con shifters are OK!) My first season was on a bike with fenders and a rear rack. Lis did her first race on a fixie road bike! 

Bring whatever bike you have and checkout our FREE clinics starting Wednesday August, 24th at Memorial Park (33rd and South St) at 6pm. We take you through everything you need to know to do your first race. And even if you don't want to race, we can teach you how to handle your bike safely in varying terrain and conditions.

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Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour
Aug
12
8:00am 8:00am

Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour

  • 237 W 14th St Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pour on the fun during the 16th annual Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour! You’ll be wearing a Kool-Aid smile as you pedal the scenic, paved country roads surrounding the birthplace of Kool-Aid.

Proceeds from the ride are donated to the construction and beautification of the Pioneer Spirit Trail. You can choose from 20, 40, or 65 mile routes. There are several rest stops along the route with plenty of Kool-Aid to enjoy.

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Rooster Tail Ride
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Rooster Tail Ride

  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come enjoy some 'Pickin' & Pedalin' on the Wabash Trace!' Introducing the first-ever-organized Rooster Tail Ride! Named after the iconic 'rooster tail' you may find on your backside after an extended ride on our trail's crushed limestone surface, this 2-day ride from Mineola to Shenandoah will have musical stops in Silver City, Malvern, and Imogene on Saturday, and Grammy-winner Albert Lee headlining the celebration in Shenandoah Saturday evening.

Camping & showers in Shenandoah, gear transport, emergency SAG support, and admission to music gardens in all towns is included with your registration fee! The party rolls back from Shenandoah to Mineola on Sunday, with live music at each of the towns! Don't miss the pre-party in Mineola on Friday Night - Camping available for those early birds! A full schedule of music & times will be available soon!

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7 Cities Century Bike Ride
Aug
5
6:00am 6:00am

7 Cities Century Bike Ride

Join beginners and experienced riders alike at this 2-day, 100 mile ride that starts and ends in Norfolk, NE and crosses the beautiful countryside throughout northeast, Nebraska!

Registration includes includes SAG stops every 10-15 miles, covered transport of gear, Friday night pasta feed, all meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch, t-shirt and chance to win one of many door prizes. Proceeds from the ride support area biking and trail opportunities. 

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Shred the City LNK #2 - NE STXC Championships
Aug
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Shred the City LNK #2 - NE STXC Championships

Who wants to race some MTBs super crazy hard and fast?! You do! Come checkout our short track series we're putting on w/ Team Good Life Shred Squadron in Omaha! 


5:30pm Course and check-in opens
6:15pm Men+Women C - 10 mins
6:30pm Men+Women B - 15 mins
6:50pm Kids Fun Race - 1 Lap
7:10pm Juniors - 2 Laps
7:30 Men+Women A - 25 mins

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4th Almost Annual Washington County Fair Ride
Jul
30
8:00am 8:00am

4th Almost Annual Washington County Fair Ride

If you're not on, or recovering from RAGBRAI, join us at 8:00 am SUNDAY JULY 30, 2017 for the 4th Almost Annual WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR BICYCLE RIDE

BENNINGTON HIGH SCHOOL at 168TH & BENNINGTON ROAD TO WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR IN ARLINGTON, NE AND RETURN

The Washington County Fair is inviting cyclists to enjoy a great 31 or 56 mile Sunday morning ride from Bennington, NE through the country to Arlington, Nebraska. The goal of the ride is to create additional awareness of the Washington County Fair and hopefully engage people who wouldn't normally be exposed to agriculture and livestock production.

WE’RE RIDING FOR $20 & you get a free entry to the fair, ticket to the pancake feed, and for those 21 and over, a free beer token if you'd like! 

If you would like to make an additional contribution, funds raised will support Wear Yellow Nebraska's Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program.

The Washington County Fair started 1918 to develop better methods in food production, foster development of resources, and promote prosperity. It’s successfully incorporated that to become a facility that allows 4-H members, businesses, and organizations to showcase their talents and ag-related products, and which provides entertainment to bring together the community.

Routes
Starting at 8:00 AM from Bennington High School
- Short Route (15.45mi One-Way) www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/661124562
- Long Route (28.15mi One-Way) www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/661130318
- Gravel Route!
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14944119 

Helmets will be required on this ride.

AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR

o PANCAKE FEED – Every biker is invited to join!
o BEER GARDEN – Every biker over 21 can receive a beer token (Beer Garden open at 10AM).
o DEMONSTRATIONS & TOURS – Please check out the Fairgrounds and/or use the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Fairgrounds with an FFA’r (Future Farmers of America) or 4-H’r.
o 3000+ annual open-class exhibits and 650+ 4-H and FFA Exhibits on display at the fair.

TAKE A RIDE TO A COUNTY FAIR.
ALL FOOD COMES FROM SOMEWHERE … COME SEE WHAT’S FROM THIS REGION!

Visit:  www.wcffair.com for more information on the fair.
For any questions, comments, or to volunteer, please contact Bill at 303.588.2620 or Bill_Wardell1@yahoo.com

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Cornhusker State Games - Circuit Race
Jul
30
6:30am 6:30am

Cornhusker State Games - Circuit Race

Course Details:

The circuit race will start near the entrance to the Pinewood Bowl and utilize the roads in the east, west and south sections of the park. The course is approximately 4 miles in length. Complete course details, including a course map will be posted at CornhuskerStateGames.com and nebraskacyclingnews.com in advance of the race.

USAC License:

The Cornhusker State Games is sanctioned by USA Cycling, the national governing body for cycling. A valid 2017 USA CYCLING RACE LICENSE IS REQUIRED. Annual and one-day licenses are available for purchase at usacycling.org.

Awards:

Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers overall as well as in each age group.

Rules & Information

  •  All 2017 USA Cycling rules are in effect.
  •  BEGINNER (fewer than 10 mass start events) OR FIRST TIME RACERS, enter the Men 5 OR Women 4 events.
  •  Events will be held rain or shine.
  • Place numbers on the LEFT side of your jersey. 
  • Helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike. 
  • Valid and current USA Cycling license must be presented at rider check-in.
  • Race organizers reserve the right to cancel/combine events.
  • USAC Permit 2017-____.
  • Wheel pit is “wheels in/wheels out.” Identify your wheels. Not responsible for lost or stolen wheels.
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Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder
Jul
29
6:00am 6:00am

Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder

The Cornhusker State Games Gravel Grinder is a self-supported gravel road race. The only aid participants may recieve will be provided at checkpoints.

  • Morning check-in and starting location will be hosted by Scooter's Coffee
  • 3 routes ranging from 25, 40, and 100+ miles for all skill levels
  • Checkpoints will be fully stocked with water, gatorade, fruit and snacks
  •  The finish line will be hosted by Zipline Brewing
  • All participants will receive a free drink and a Pizza from Spokes Mobile Wood Fired Pizza.
  • All participants receive a free t-shirt, passes to sportsfest and the opening ceremonies
  • Medal will be awarded to the top 3 in each division
  • Register by June 21st for $50 per participant, after June 21st registration is $55 per participant
  • Route details will be released July 20th
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Rapha Women's 100k - Lincoln
Jul
23
8:00am 8:00am

Rapha Women's 100k - Lincoln

The Rapha Women’s 100 is a celebration of cycling community and collective spirit among riders across the globe. Since its inception, the Women’s 100 has inspired cyclists across the world to come together and ride 100km on the same day. Over 8,000 women took part last year – we’d love even more of you to join us this year. All finishers receive a special commemorative roundel.

The Lincoln ride will begin and end at The Bike Rack and will include paved trails, crushed limestone and some gravel. There will be food and drinks served at the completion of the ride.There will also be a series of training rides available leading up to the event.

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Cornhusker State Games - Mountain Bike Race
Jul
22
6:30am 6:30am

Cornhusker State Games - Mountain Bike Race

The CSG Mountain Bike Race is part of the 2017 Psycowpath Series to encourage more participation in both events.

Racers competing will follow all CSG rules. This is their event but Psycowpath racers will earn points towards their personal series standings. There is no Marathon class so only XC points will be given.

REGISTER BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: First event, all ages - $34 Additional events - $10 (gravel grinder or tour - no Psycowpath points given for these events)

REGISTER BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND JULY 5: First event, all ages - $39 Additional events - $10 (gravel grinder or tour - no Psycowpath points given for these events)

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

MULTI-EVENT CYCLING DISCOUNT: All Mountain Bike participants who register for Gravel Grinder and/or Tour will receive a $7 discount per additional event by entering coupon code CYCLE at checkout. All registrations must take place on the same transaction to receive the discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE NOTE: Racers must check in at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Check In Opens – 6:30 a.m. Junior 12 & Under Class – 7:30 a.m. Beginner/Novice Class – 8 a.m. Sport/Expert Classes – 10 a.m.

SPECIAL NOTICE: State park permits are needed to enter Branched Oak State Recreation Area. One-day permits can be purchased at the park entrance.

COMPETITION LOCATION: The mountain bike course will be at AREA 7 at Branched Oak Lake. The course includes some rolling hills with a combination of dirt and grass surfaces. Distances listed are subject to change.

RULES: All riders must wear ANSI-approved helmets. Riders are expected to ride safely and courteously. Director may shorten the distances in case of inclement weather.

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NNTA Re-launch Meeting
Jul
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

NNTA Re-launch Meeting

The steering committee would like to share our proposed membership structure and discuss other ways to get involved in the organization. This will be a short meeting followed by social gathering. We will conclude in time for you to walk down to Bands on Bordeaux.

About the Northwest Nebraska Trail Association:

The purpose of the Northwest Nebraska Trails Association is to develop, enhance, maintain and promote public non-motorized recreational trails in northwest Nebraska.

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Bike Shop Birthday Party!
Jul
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bike Shop Birthday Party!

Join the Community Bike Project in Omaha in celebrating 10 years of the shop!!! We will have free food, games, and fabolous people who can engage in fabulous conversation! Come meet Mohamed! We will be at the tennis courts in Gifford Park. This event is completely free and is our way of saying thanks to everyone who has helped the shop turn 10.

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2017 GONG Ride
Jul
8
to Jul 9

2017 GONG Ride

  • 11221 Fairview Road Springfield, NE, 68059 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The GONG Ride is a self-supported nighttime gravel roads bicycle ride occurring July 8, 2017 in the Omaha area. Choose either the 25 mile or 50 mile route. Bring food. Bring water. Bring a light. Bring a friend. We'll bring the gong.

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Tour de LaGrange
Jul
3
to Jul 4

Tour de LaGrange

  • Mitchell Evangelical Free Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come be a part of this cycling event - Tour de LaGrange. Enjoy this two-day scenic ride through the Nebraksa Panhandle and Goshen County Wyoming. Connect with other riders from the area and beyond. Proceeds to benefit Tentmakers Bible Mission.

July 3rd Ride Details:
57 miles from Mitchell to LaGrange

  • Leaves Mitchel Evangelical Free Church on July 3rd at 8 AM - Riders meeting at 7:45 with a free breakfast. Bag/tent service is provided as part of the ride.
  • Ride west on Hwy 26 to Torrington WY then turn south on Hwy 85 to Bear Mountain and then east on Hwy 155 to LaGrange.
  • Lodging and showers in LaGrange at Frontier School of the Bible dormitories - Courtesy of Frontier School of the Bible.
  • Lunch and Dinner are available at the Longhorn Grocery & Cafe and Stemler's. These two businesses will be open to meet your caloric needs :^)
  • Enjoy the LaGrange Volunteer Firefighters annual fireworks display and ice cream social.


July 4th Ride Details:
Breakfast is available at the Longhorn Grocery & Cafe and Stemler's
57 miles from LaGrange to Mitchell

  • Leave LaGrange after breakfast at one of the local restaurants.
  • Ride east along Hwy 155 and continue east on Nebraska Hwy 88 to North on Hwy 71 over the Wildcats.
  • Then turn west on the historic Oregon Trail (Hwy 92 - Mitchell Pass) to the Hwy 92 exchange. Turn north on Hwy 29 and back to the starting point at Mitchell Evangelical Free Church.
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Trail Trek 2017
Jun
25
7:00am 7:00am

Trail Trek 2017

Trail Trek gives cyclists of all ages a great opportunity to explore Lincoln’s trail system—with a dedicated group of volunteers as your guides. This family event which includes food, music and fun takes place on Sunday, June 25. All routes start and end at Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Circle. Each rider receives a t-shirt, water bottle (first 1,000 entries), on-trail snacks and lunch. All proceeds go to building the trails in and around Lincoln.

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SWIG Tour
Jun
24
9:00am 9:00am

SWIG Tour

Welcome to the 1st annual Southwest Iowa Gravel Tour or "S.W.I.G Tour" for short. This is going to be a 51 mile ride on gravel on some of Iowa's most beautiful roads. This is a group ride and NOT A RACE. There is no entry fee. All you need to do is show up and bring your gear and be ready for a day of adventure! We will be passing through the towns of Carbon (mile 25), Corning (mile 35), and Brooks (mile 45). We will stop at local establishments (where available) for refreshments and gathering. Please bring your own money for food and drinks along the way.

About this area......Most people think that Iowa is "flat" and has very few hills. In northern Iowa this is true but here in southern Iowa we have terrain resembling much or northwest Missouri. There will be some flats but mostly rolling hills probably anywhere from 3 to 10 percent grade. There will be plenty of them so be prepared. The gravel that they use around Southern Iowa is the typical white gravel rock not sand and not flint. You don't need a special gravel bike to ride on gravel and enjoy it. You can use a mountain bike, fat bike, road bike, or a hybrid. Whatever bike you have in your stable can work. It is recommended that you put some wider tires on if you're going to run a road bike. I would find out what the maximum size tire is that will fit on your bike and run those. I wouldn't go any narrower than 32 on the tire size as the bigger gravel tends to beat you up on a skinny tire especially if we hit a surface where they have laid fresh gravel down in the springtime. There will be plenty of riders probably carrying a good multi-tool, but I would advise bringing one if you have one as well as a spare tube if you're running a tube tire. So be prepared for plenty of hills but most importantly be prepared to be a part of a fun group.

I will make sure that some of the more experienced riders are willing to hang back for some of the less experienced riders. Nobody is going to get left behind on this ride. We will stop at various intervals and let everybody catch up and get a head count.

You can get the .gpx file here.

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NUMB - Ride for Hunger
Jun
24
to Jun 28

NUMB - Ride for Hunger

Twenty-Second Annual Circle Bicycle Tour of Nebraska

2017 Route

Host communities this year are:

  • June 24th - Wisner - Optional Day Ride
  • June 25th - Wisner to Albion | Approx. 79 miles
  • June 26th - Albion to Plainview | Approx. 51 miles
  • June 27th - Plainview to Ponca | Approx. 64 miles
  • June 28th - Ponca - Wisner | Approx. 58 miles

NUMB 2017  In its 22nd year of fighting hunger, the Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) has given over $854,000 around the world for those in need.  We are calling NUMB 2017 the “Saddle Up” tour as the ride will pass by many acres of cattle being finished for market.  We ask you to Saddle Up your bike and start this ride in Wisner, Nebraska, home of very large cattle feedlots and journey to Albion.  The next day we head north to Plainview and then east to Ponca, home base of the Froggys.  From Ponca we turn south and return to where we started in Wisner.

The official start of NUMB 2017 is the Saturday evening Rider’s Meeting on June 24th, but for those arriving early to Wisner there will be an optional pre-NUMB loop ride on Saturday morning, This will be a short warm up ride in the area before the actual NUMB ride starts on Sunday morning. Camping will be available in Wisner both Friday and Saturday evening.

NUMB is sponsored by the Great Plains United Methodist Conference Risk Taking Mission and Justice Team.

NUMB is open to all interested cyclists. You do not have to be United Methodist to participate in NUMB. The ride will be limited to the first 150 riders. Riders in the past have come from all across the nation as well as Nebraska to be a part of this ride.  Riders 18 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. NUMB will be challenging and riders must be in excellent riding condition and using quality biking equipment. Helmets are required. Participants must pay $55 for registration (after April 14th ‑ $60) and secure a minimum of $100 pledged to United Methodist Hunger programs. Registrants will receive pledge sheets and information about United Methodist Hunger projects upon registering.

Cyclists need to provide their own tents, multi-speed bike and gear needed for the trip. Helmets are mandatory. Following registration you will receive additional information including helpful hints on training and equipment.  The route is SAG supported. Nebraska Cycling & Fitnesss of Columbus will be on hand for repairs and parts. Designated camping sites are provided in each host community. Our NUMB Semi will transport your tents and luggage. Riders will park their vehicles in Wisner on arrival and pick them up again when our tour concludes. If you elect to stay in a motel on the tour, it is your responsibility to get to the motel with your gear and back to the campground.

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Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder
Jun
24
6:00am 6:00am

Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder

  • 201 Ash Street Pleasant Dale, NE, 68423 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The longest day calls for a long ride...

The Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder is a new midwest gravel race that starts and ends in Pleasant Dale NE. This ride will journey through the communities of Seward, Goehner, Beaver Crossing, Friend, Dorchester, and Denton. You will experience all kinds of gravel roads from flat to hilly and super hilly. And just because we know you want adventure, we will even throw in a few MMR's. Cross your fingers it doesn’t rain. The field will be limited to 100 riders this first year.

This is a self supportive race, so plan on bringing enough water and supplies to get you in between checkpoints.... roughly 30-40 miles apart. We will have water and very minimal SAG support at the checkpoints and one basic tool: a tire pump. If you want, you can stop into the local convenience stores or bars and do your own thing. This is your ride, you do what you have to do to make it to the end. You can’t cheat though. There will be checkpoints you must go through to be a Solstice 100 Finisher and earn your finishers patch! And if you want to quit… well, this is your ride, so you will need to find a ride home.

We called it the "Solstice" for a reason.....it’s three days after the longest day of the year, so it’s gonna be HOT! Hot AND you will be traveling 100 miles on your own, so prepare yourself.

EVENT SPONSORS, ORGANIZERS, PROMOTERS, STAFF, and anyone having anything to do with this event ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY OR WELL BEING. We cannot stress this strongly enough…YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!

Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, injured… or worse.

Be courteous and respectful at all times. Participants must obey all city, county, and state laws, and “Rules of the Road”. Each participant is required to have a clear front headlamp and a red tail light for the duration of the event. At race start and if continuing after dark participants are required to have a clear front headlamp capable of navigating in the dark (minimum 500 lumens) and a red tail light. Be careful and take care of yourself! Your safety is up to you. Bring plenty of food and hydration. Cellular service may not always be available but we highly recommend carrying a cell phone to contact someone in case of an emergency. Carry spare inner tubes and inflation system.

Registration Fee Includes:
Entry into the Event
Custom Awards to the 1st Finishers in Each Category
Embroidered Solstice 100 Event Patch for all Finishers
Limited SAG Stops along the Route
Awards Ceremony
Custom Solstice 100 Gravel Grinder T-Shirt (if registered by June 10th)
Free Burger and a Beer or Pop at Big V's Bar after Finish

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Tour de Nebraska
Jun
21
to Jun 25

Tour de Nebraska

Tour de Nebraska is a fully sagged 5-day annual bicycle tour that is organized and hosted by Rich and Susan Rodenburg, avid cyclists and former owners of two bicycle shops in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Tour de Nebraska is unique because it is a 5-day circle tour, which means riders enjoy the convenience of starting and ending at the same place. We keep our tour small, which allows for meaningful interaction between riders and the communities we visit. Our size also allows our team to provide excellent service to each and every rider! Our daily mileage ranges from 45-70 miles, making Tour de Nebraska an especially perfect multi-day tour for first-timers!

Every June since 1988, we’ve led 200+ very lucky people on perhaps the most physical and mental adventure of their lives. We sag your gear, plot the most gorgeous route possible and take care of meal and camping arrangements. You are truly on your own—no schedules, no deadlines, no phones, and no kids (unless you want to bring them!). All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery! Make Tour de Nebraska a part of your summer and join our growing family of friends.

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Tour de Brew LNK-Bell's & The Dream Factory
Jun
20
4:30pm 4:30pm

Tour de Brew LNK-Bell's & The Dream Factory

Join us for a leisurely bike ride and pub crawl through Lincoln to support a local charity. Today our featured guest brewery is Bell's. All prcoeeds benefit The Dream Factory.

HOW IT WORKS:

*First, register to ride and enjoy free samples at Moran's Liquor Works. Don't forget to collect your first raffle ticket! Registration is from 4:30 -6:00 pm and cost a $5 donation to the charity of the month.

*Then, ride at your own pace to Cycle Works for some beers and check in for your second raffle ticket. Beer flows from 4:45 to 6:45.

*Next, ride on to one of the "Friends of Tour de Brew LNK" stops and grab a bite to eat with friends new and old.

*Last, regroup at Empyrean Brewing Company's warehouse on the corner of 8th & L Street (726 L Street). Collect your last raffle ticket for three chances to win great prizes. Drawing starts at 9:00 pm beer flows from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

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Tour de Brew LNK-Bell's & The Dream Factory
Jun
20
4:30pm 4:30pm

Tour de Brew LNK-Bell's & The Dream Factory

Join us for a leisurely bike ride and pub crawl through Lincoln to support a local charity. Today our featured guest brewery is Bell's. All prcoeeds benefit The Dream Factory.

HOW IT WORKS:

*First, register to ride and enjoy free samples at Moran's Liquor Works. Don't forget to collect your first raffle ticket! Registration is from 4:30 -6:00 pm and cost a $5 donation to the charity of the month.

*Then, ride at your own pace to Cycle Works for some beers and check in for your second raffle ticket. Beer flows from 4:45 to 6:45.

*Next, ride on to one of the "Friends of Tour de Brew LNK" stops and grab a bite to eat with friends new and old.

*Last, regroup at Empyrean Brewing Company's warehouse on the corner of 8th & L Street (726 L Street). Collect your last raffle ticket for three chances to win great prizes. Drawing starts at 9:00 pm beer flows from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

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Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo
Jun
17
7:00am 7:00am

Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo

Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo brings you all the key elements that make up our “Good Life”. If you’re from the Midwest, you have learned pretty quickly that we have a dogmatic, unwavering belief, that with hard work and perseverance, good things will happen. We also believe that giving back and helping our neighbor is core to who we are. This rings true throughout the soul of our event.

Good Live Gravel Gran Fondo brings that spirit alive with a unique, challenging and scenic gravel road/minimum maintenance road course. This course showcases the rugged terrain followed by explorers Lewis & Clark as well as settlers headed down the Oregon Trail. You’ll experience where the West began through the rolling hills of prairie grass, cornfields, rustic barns and glacier built loess hills river bluffs.

And if that doesn’t have you salivating….after your hard work and perseverance get you to the finish line, good things will happen at the Good Life Gravel Apres Party! Our GLG party is unique in offering post race libations, grub for your belly, each with an emphasis on being locally sourced.

Come join us in the spirit of the Good Life. We don’t care what you ride, just that you ride. So bring your gravel bike, mountain bike, skinny bike, fat bike…heck even your unicycle if you’re just that awesome. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

Race Details

  • All races are unsanctioned mass start events  
  • Race starts at 9:00 AM (100kM)
  • Apres Party starts when the first finisher arrives back in town
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