Mead Covenant Spring Spin 2019
Apr
27
7:00 AM07:00

Mead Covenant Spring Spin 2019

Event Description: A Bicycle Ride To Benefit MCC's Summer Kids Camp Fund. At MCC, we have a heart's desire to ensure that every kid that wants to attend Covenant Cedars Camp has the funds to do so. 100% of the proceeds go to Camp Fund.

Distances and Start times (click link for map)
All rides will begin and end at Mead Covenant Church
10 miles - This is a down and back starting from MCC traveling 5 miles south and back.
33 miles - A loop passing through Swedeburg, Wahoo, and back to Mead.
56 miles - A loop passing through Swedeburg, Wahoo, Colon, Cedar Bluffs and back to Mead


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16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk
May
11
7:00 AM07:00

16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk

  • Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s our 16th Year! It will be amazing just like you, our supporters!

Wear Yellow Nebraska will be hosting the 16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Ashland, Nebraska.

Costs:
We try to keep the cost of the event simple. From the opening of registration through March 31st, it’s only $35…that’s no April Fools! In the month of April, the price goes up $5 to $40. And On May 1st we go up $5 more to $45. You can register online until midnight on Sunday, May 5th. After that date you can register at any of the packet pick up events. So there’s some incentive to register early…like two Starbuck’s worth (in case it’s chilly on the day of the event!).

PROCEEDS
Your participation is making a difference. 100% of our proceeds support Wear Yellow Nebraska’s cancer fighting and cancer patient assistance programs. This event specifically supports the Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program.

Distances:
From a short cruise down the highway to a scenic loop over hills and countryside, you can experience the very best of springtime in rural Nebraska.

- For those craving roads, we offer 26, 32, 45 and 61 mile options.
- For those craving less formal roads, we’re excited to offer a new 27 mile beginners gravel option, and a 58 mile experienced gravel riders route.
- For those on two legs, we invite you to participate in the approximate 5K Run & Walk.

DEPARTURE TIMES & ROUTES
All routes depart from the Museum Durham Restoration Hangar.

7:00AM DEPARTURES

Ride & Run – Participants wishing to ride the 26 mile route and run/walk the Adventure 5K will depart at 7:00AM. You will need to complete the 26 mile ride by 9:50 AM to be ready to participate in the 5K Adventure Fun Run & Walk starting at 10:00AM.

61 Mile Route
A challenging route with rolling hills and plenty of scenery. Remember, it’s Nebraska and there will be a good headwind somewhere on this route. You earn a second set of pancakes for completing this route!
View the route here.

58 Mile Gravel Ride Route
For the adventure seekers that really want a workout. We’ve got gravel, minimum maintenance roads, hills, some trail and pavement, maybe a few farm dogs… but one heck of an adventure ride. Designed for riders who like their fat tire bikes, gravel and cross bikes, or their mountain bikes, this is the route for you. A semi-self supported route with one power stop through the farmlands of eastern Nebraska.
View the route here.

45 Mile Route
A good mid-length route for those who want to get a workout in, but not push it too far. Filled with rolling hills, and a few decent climbs that will make you work for those sweets at the power stop.
View the route here.

8:00AM DEPARTURES

32 Mile Route
The Perfect Route! A mix of everything, rolling hills, flats, a few good climbs, and great scenery through the Platte River Valley.
View the route here.

26 Mile Route
A good route to start the season with. If you took the winter off, and had to dust off your seat, this is a great route to start on.
View the route here.

27 Mile Beginners Gravel Ride Route
A good training ride. Filled with hills, decent climbs, a few Strava sprint areas, and a good distance.
View the route here.

10:00AM DEPARTURE

The Run & Walk
We don’t want the cyclists to have all the fun! No bike? No problem! Lace up your walking/jogging/running shoes to help fellow Nebraskans in the fight against cancer. The Run & Walk will start at the SAC museum hangar and follow an approximate 3.6 mile course through the wide open spaces of Mahoney State Park. While the majority of the route is paved, there is a short section between the SAC museum and Mahoney State Park that is grassy/gravel. A Power Stop will be included at the half-way point. New this year, we will have timing services provided by Be About. No Frills Timing Services. Fun prizes will be awarded for our top three male and female finishers. A Power stop will be included at the half way point.
View route here.

The event ends at 2:00PM. Courses and on course support, Expo Area, Power Stops and the Pancake Man will be closed at this time.

Please choose a route that you can complete by noon to take full advantage of the events at the start/finish.

VIRTUAL RIDERS
Maybe you don’t ride a bike, run, or like to go on adventure walks but know someone who does. Maybe you can’t participate this year but still want to support our cause. We’ve made that easy too! You can help support Wear Yellow Nebraska by registering as a Virtual Rider/Runner/Walker. You don’t have to actually ride, run, or walk, just support our organization and our event participants virtually.

The fee for Virtual Riders/Runners/Walkers is the same as an event participant. And just like our other participants, you will be making a difference. The fee for each virtual rider also supports one round trip cab ride through our Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program for a cancer patient who may not have adequate transportation to get to their treatments. Virtual Riders will also have the same fundraising opportunities as our event participants, including setting up your own fundraising team. You can register to become a Virtual Rider at any time up to the day of the event.

REGISTRATION DATES & PACKET PICK UP
Online Registration will open on January 1st, 2019.We will have a number of registration events at different locations around Omaha and Lincoln leading up to the event and open through the day of the event. Those who register AFTER May 1st are not guaranteed an event t-shirt. Additional quantities will be ordered, but sizes will vary.

You can also register in person at packet pickup.


Packet Pick Up
We have four packet pick up dates as well as picking it up the day of. We encourage you to pick your packet up early, as it makes for an even earlier morning on the day of the event. You can pick up your packet from 5:00-7:00 PM on:

- May 7 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Lincoln
- May 8 Packet Pick Up @ Trek Store
- May 9 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Way
- May 10 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Omaha

We encourage you to pick up your packet at one of these times. This allows you to have more time to get yourself ready the morning of the ride. If you are unable to make it to one of these dates, you can pick up your packet the morning of the ride. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your roll out time. For safety of all participants, helmets must be worn at all times and no motorized or e-bikes will be allowed on the routes.

A special Thank You to CycleNebraska for sharing our Wear Yellow Nebraska cycling related events. They are a one stop shop calendar to see what cycling events are happening in Nebraska.

This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given.

We have limited volunteer spots available and spots are filled at the discretion of the Wear Yellow Nebraska Board of Directors.

RAFFLES
Everyone loves a raffle, and this year we’ve gone even bigger!

Bike Raffle - 12:15 PM
The 2019 Raffle Bike is the Matte Black 6 from State Bicycle Co. Advanced geometry, next-level design, and the flexibility to customize your bike from top to bottom have made our core line the most enduring choice for riders of all levels & styles. The quality is in the materials we select and components we trust including: 4130 grade Chromoly steel - *Now w/ Double-Butted Tubing! Wheelset: 40mm deep-v style wheels w/ Sealed Bearing-Hubs! Flip-Flop Hub: Easily ride fixed gear or single speed. Handlebars: Bullhorn. Weight: 20 lbs 12 oz (w/ 40mm deep-v style wheels) *weights taken with size 55 frame with no brakes or pedals. Brakes: Includes front & rear brakes. Pedals: Includes alloy Wellgo pedals Saddle: Includes synthetic leather saddle w/ steel rails Dropouts: *New Die-Cast Dropouts featuring Internal Chain-Tensioners!

Legendary Raffle - 12:00 PM
The Legendary Raffle gets its name from the legendary items that have been up for the taking over the past years. It will start at 12:00 PM. We encourage you to browse our collection of amazing raffle packages. Raffle tickets can be purchased and placed in the package bucket of your choosing. Purchase as many raffle tickets as you like to increase your chance of winning that package.

POST RIDE EVENT
Take your helmet off and stay awhile. Riders are encouraged to stick around after the ride for breakfast by the Pancake Man, our legendary raffle, and dozen of door prizes. Each paid registration will be granted free access to the museum following the event. If you have hungry family or friends who did not ride or run, they can purchase a breakfast from the Pancake Man for $5 each.

POWER-STOPS Until 1:00 PM
Need some food? Need some drink? Need some power? We’ve got you covered! All rides are on public roads and fully supported with water, Gatorade, and a variety of food at our Power-Stops. Check the course map for Power-Stop locations along your route.

ON-COURSE SUPPORT Until 1:00 PM
Your bike is in great hands. The Bike Way, Trek Store, Cycle Works and The Bike Rack are on board when you need support. They will be providing mechanical assistance to riders at various locations throughout the day as well as a couple of our great volunteers who will be riding and driving the courses to support you. This includes changing a tire and performing minor drive train adjustments to keep you rolling to the finish.

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BRAN 39 - Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska
Jun
2
to Jun 8

BRAN 39 - Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska

  • 3400 Nebraska Ave Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

or the 39th consecutive year, Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) is offering bicyclists the opportunity to take part in a week-long bike ride celebration of our state’s scenic beauty. BRAN uses all profits to provide scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors from the host communities to attend Nebraska trade schools, colleges and universities. There are no paid employees and it is run completely by volunteers who use personal vacation to work for the week on BRAN.

The theme of this year’s BRAN is “A Tale of Two Trails” which will provide the option to ride on the Cowboy Trail as well as on paved highway shoulders through the scenic sandhills of northern Nebraska. The ride will start in Chadron on Sunday, June 2nd and overnight in Gordon, Cody, Ainsworth, Atkinson, Neligh, Clarkson and end in Fremont on Saturday, June 8th. This year’s BRAN will again have 3 and 4 day options to ride as well as the traditional 7 day tour.

While BRAN strives to offer bicyclists a safe and fun ride each year, our ultimate goal is to provide BRAN scholarships to students. BRAN awards scholarships to students selected from the host communities’ schools with the only qualifier that those students attend a Nebraska school.

The cost of the tour is $250 for the week or $125 for the 3 day and $150 for the 4 day tour; registration increases after April 1, 2019.  Included in the fee are transportation of all gear during the week, stationary and mobile support on the road including treats and water, private showers, coffee in the morning, a commemorative t-shirt and water bottle and the opportunity to ride with fellow cyclists who enjoy taking the full day and stopping to enjoy what Nebraska has to offer. Bus rides to the beginning town of Chadron is an additional charge. Registration can be done on-line at BRAN-Inc.org .

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Tour de Nebraska
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Tour de Nebraska

  • 1100 19th Ave Sidney, Nebraska 69162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour de Nebraska is a fully sagged 5-day annual bicycle tour that is organized and hosted by Charlie & Kim Schiling with the support of TDN Founders Rich and Susan Rodenburg.

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!

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Solistice Gravel Grinder
Jun
22
7:00 AM07:00

Solistice Gravel Grinder

  • 125 2nd Street Malcolm, NE 68402 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Solstice Gravel Grinder is in its third year as a premier, grassroots, Nebraska gravel grinder that starts and ends in Malcolm, Nebraska, on June 22, 2019. This ride will journey through the communities of Valparaiso, Loma, Brainard, Dwight, Bee, Garland, and Malcolm. The riders will experience all kinds of gravel roads from flat to hilly to super hilly. And just because we know you want adventure, we will even throw in a few MMRs.

The Solstice 100 field will be limited to 100 riders and will start at 7am. We will also feature a shorter option, a 50+ mile gravel grinder, called the Solar Fiddy. The fiddy will be limited to 50 riders and will start at 7:15am. It will follow many of the same roads as the southern half of the Solstice 100 route. There will be one checkpoint at the halfway point, with limited SAG support. 

The Solstice is a self-supportive ride, so plan to bring enough water and supplies to get you in between checkpoints, which are roughly 30-40 miles apart. We will have water, minimal SAG support, and a tire pump at the checkpoints. If you want, you can stop in the local convenience stores or bars and do your own thing. 


This is your ride, so 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! If you decide that you cannot continue? Well, this is your ride, so you will need to find a ride home.


We called this event the Solstice for a reason; it’s a day after the longest day of the year, so it’s gonna be HOT! Hot and you will be pedaling 50-100 miles on your own, so prepare yourself. We will release the routes the week before the event and will have an all-gravel backup route planned in case of muddy roads. Both routes will be available to down in both cue card and GPS file formats. It is your responsibility to print the routes as we will not be supplying them the day of the race.

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NUMB Ride 2019 (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger 2019)
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

NUMB Ride 2019 (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger 2019)

NUMB stands for Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger. NUMB has contributed over $854,000 to reduce hunger since the first ride in 1996 to a variety Hunger Projects. NUMB is sponsored by the Great Plains United Methodist 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. For more information contact NUMB Director Bill Ritter at britter@greatplainsumc.org or NUMB Registrar/Assistant Regina Bergman at regina@numbride.org.

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Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder
Jul
20
6:30 AM06:30

Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder

EVENTS COMPETITION FORMAT:

The mountain bike course includes some rolling hills with a combination of dirt and grass surfaces.

Distances listed are subject to change. Mountain bike XC races are scored according to category (Expert Cat 1, Intermediate Cat 2, Beginner Cat 3, Junior) and class (age). We determine race distance for each venue estimating the number of laps that can be completed in the following time frames: 35 minutes for Junior / Cat 3 / First Timers; 70 minutes for Cat 2; 105+ minutes for Cat 1 / Pro. The number of laps, or course length, will vary between courses but will take into consideration time frames listed above. In other words expect to race about the same time at each course, with consideration to trail conditions.

CATEGORIES & AGE CLASSES

Age groups will be combined as necessary to insure reasonable field sizes.

CAT 1: Advanced riders with elite fitness and honed bike handling skills.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ & Women Open (all ages)

CAT 2: Experienced riders who can ride for over an hour and manage most obstacles.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ & Women Open (all ages)

CAT 3: Beginner riders with little or no racing experience.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ & Women Open (all ages)

JUNIORS: Race duration will vary by age and venue.
Boys 10-12, 13-15, 16-18 & Girls 10-12, 13-15, 16-18

KIDS: Race distance will vary by venue where allowed.
Boys and Girls Under 10

MARATHON: Marathon races are scored by the number of completed laps within a 4 hour time frame.
Men 39 & Under, 40+ & Women Open (all ages)

A racer cannot start a new lap after the 4 hour mark. Laps started before the 4 hour mark but finished after the 4 hour mark count!

All Marathon participants race together.

Event Name

Male Juniors
10-12 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
13-15 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
16-18 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Female Juniors
10-12 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
13-15 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
16-18 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Male Kids
10 & Under (2 laps, shorter course)

Female Kids
10 & Under (2 laps, shorter course)

Male CAT 1
19-29 Years (4 laps, 16 mi.)
30-39 Years (4 laps, 16 mi.)
40-49 Years (4 laps, 16 mi.)
50 & Over (4 laps, 16 mi.)

Women CAT 1
19 & Over (4 laps, 16 mi.)

Male CAT 2
19-29 Years (2 laps, 8 mi.)
30-39 Years (2 laps, 8 mi.)
40-49 Years (2 laps, 8 mi.)
50 & Over (2 laps, 8 mi.)

Women CAT 2
19 & Over (2 laps, 8 mi.)

Male CAT 3
19-29 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
30-39 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
40-49 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
50 & Over (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Women CAT 3
19 & Over (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Male Marathon
39 & Under
40 & Over

Women Marathon
All Ages

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Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder
Jul
27
6:30 AM06:30

Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder

Compete in the Cornhusker State Games in the Gravel Grinder event!

Route options:

  • Gold Route: Approximately 100 miles. 12 hour time limit. Competitive, timed race.

    • Categories for Gold Route: Men Open, Men Masters (50+), Men Single Speed, Men Fat Bike*, Women Open, Women Masters (50+), Women Single Speed, Women Fat Bike*, Tandem Open

  • Silver Route: Approximately 50 miles. 6 hour time limit. Competitive, timed race.

    • Men Open & Womens Open

  • Bronze Route: Approximately 25 miles. Non-competitive ride

*Fat Bike is considered anything with more than 3.5” wide tires on 50mm or wider rims.

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6th Almost Annual Washington County Fair Ride
Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

6th Almost Annual Washington County Fair Ride

The Washington County Fair is inviting cyclists to enjoy a great 32, 44, or 57 mile road route OR a 37 mile Gravel route 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.

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Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour
Aug
10
8:00 AM08:00

Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour

  • 1330 N Burlington Ave Hastings, Nebraska 68901 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now in its 19th year, the Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour navigates 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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TerraTrike Demo Day!
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

TerraTrike Demo Day!

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Don’t miss the TerraTrike Demo Day at the Bike Rack Lincoln! TerraTrike is a brand of recumbent tadpole tricycles manufactured by WizWheelz Inc. TerraTrike is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. TerraTrike's 2013 product line consists of 5 models: Rover, Rambler, Tour II, Sportster, Tandem Pro. 

Test ride a TerraTrike, meet representatives from TerraTrike, and enjoy special discounts!

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Ladies' Night at The Bike Rack
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies' Night at The Bike Rack

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Ladies: Let's kick off the season with other women who ride bikes! Talk to reps about the latest apparel and gear - featuring Trek, Terry, Pearl Izumi, Shimano and more! Get to know other women who ride while enjoying free appetizers and beverages. Join us for free!

We'll be doing a raffle to support the Nebraska Bicycling Alliance. Tickets will be available for purchase and we will be raffling off items throughout the night.

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Fix-a-flat (and more) Clinic
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Fix-a-flat (and more) Clinic

Our Great Wizard Bike Mechanic, Gary has two nights planned for anyone to come to learn about our most often asked question, "how do I change a flat?". He'll also cover how to give your bike a safety check and how to clean and lube your chain. We're hosting the clinic two nights to give you two chances to get your learn on!


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Frozen Ididaride Fat Bike Race
Jan
26
7:30 AM07:30

Frozen Ididaride Fat Bike Race

Cycle Works and The Moose's Tooth Outdoor Co. present the Frozen Fat Bike Ididaride, a Fat Bike race that offers a great mid-winter challenge on a course set in Pioneers Park!

Fat Bike only? We realize we have brothers and sisters that may not ride fat bikes but want to come out and play with us, that’s okay, this event is for them as well! Race what you have.

This will be a 20k race that can be run as a solo or 2-3 person team. The categories will be Fat bike, at least a 3.8 inch or wider tire and Non-Fat which is everything else with two wheels and no motor/engine.

The fat bike class will have 3 divisions, ages 39 & under, 40-55, and 56 and older. The Non-Fat will have 3 divisions, 39 & under, 40-55, and 56 and older for both men and women. 

Race Day Schedule:
Time: 7:30 am - Check in
8:30 am - Fatbike solo, team and race start 
10:30 am - Non-Fat race start

Heated tents for check-in, pre/during/post race resting and relaxing

After the race there will be chili, hot chocolate, and coffee available as a part of your race entry!  

Some things to think about -
Please keep in mind this race is in January, so be ready for winter riding conditions! Lincoln has an average high of 35 degrees in January and chilly 15 degree lows. Snow and/or rain may or may not be a factor. Before the race try to ride in similar conditions to get a feel for what to expect and what gear you will need. 

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Holiday Lights Ride
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Lights Ride

'Twas ten days before Christmas and all through Cycle Works
Not a person was crabby, not even the jerks. The ugly sweaters were washed by the riders with Cheer (mostly because Tide is so pricey) in the hopes that the Holiday Lights Ride soon would be here. 

This year let's kick it up a notch, if you're up for some extra holiday cheer come to the ride dressed as either Santa Claus, Mrs. Clause, an elf or as a reindeer because how rad will it be to see a parade of Christmas Joy riding around Lincoln! This is completely optional, you can wear anything and we will still welcome you. 

The wait is over, dust off your mittens and scarfs, decorate your bikes with garland and lights, grab the mistletoe and join us for our 4th annual Holiday Lights Ride. We will meet at Cycle Works at 5pm for hot cider, cookies and socializing. The ride will leave at 6pm from the shop, we will take a tour through the Sheridan neighborhoods to take in the light and decorations before ending at Yia Yia's where you can enjoy pizza, cold beverages and great company. 

For your safety and others, lights (both front and rear) and helmets are required. We will be riding at night on the public streets and trails so please be aware of traffic and ride safely. This will be a social ride at a chit chat pace, cyclists of all skill levels are welcomed.

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TDN Route Announcement Party
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

TDN Route Announcement Party

The route announcement will be at 7 pm on December 5 at Cycle Works. Come join us for pizza and drinks as a way to celebrate the 2019 Tour de Nebraska.  

**You can also tune in to our facebook live feed.

Online Early Bird Registration will begin November 1.

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Zwift Info and Demo Night
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Zwift Info and Demo Night

Join The Bike Rack for an informative evening about the popular virtual training program Zwift. We will cover all of the places to ride, the events to join, and the workouts to suffer through :). 

Zwift makes indoor riding waaaaay more enjoyable, so we want all who are interested to know how easy it is to join. 

In addition to information on Zwift we will touch on general smart/dumb trainer compatibility with the different operating systems available.

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Global Fat Bike Day 2018
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Global Fat Bike Day 2018

Save the date and join us on December 1st for our 4th annual Global Fat Bike Day ride and 3rd annual Chili Cookoff. 

Just like past years, this is designed to be a fun ride with friends it is NOT A RACE there will be no bonus for finishing first and no penalty for finishing last. We do require that all participants in the ride have and wear a helmet. YOU DO NOT NEED A FAT BIKE TO RIDE, RIDE WHAT YOU HAVE!

If you or anyone you know makes a killer bowl of Chili, tell them to get signed up. We will have a three judge panel to decide the winner, entries will be judge on overall taste of the Chili not how hot it is so keep that in mind as you're grinding up the Ghost Peppers. 

To get signed up for the contest, either stop by the shop and talk to Rick or Damon or email them (damon@cycleworksusa.com, rockd@cycleworksusa.com)

More details to come as we get closer to the date!

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Bike Master's Customer Appreciation Night
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Bike Master's Customer Appreciation Night

Tis the season to give thanks. Join us in celebrating you, our loyal customers at our Customer Appreciation Night. We'll have local food and beer, raffles and exclusive discounts. Please RSVP so we can provide enough food and beverages. 

Other details include:
- New shop location sneak peek
- Felt rep to reveal the latest gravel and tri bikes
- Free money - 10% bonus on gift card purchases

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Cranksgiving!
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Cranksgiving!

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, it has been held annually in New York City since 1999, initially by bicycle messengers.

Bring a bike, a bag, a lock, and about $15-$20 to buy food. All of the food collected at grocery stores benefit your local charity, the Bellevue Food Pantry, to help provide needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving. First of all, riders must use bicycles as their only means of transportation. After all, why would you call it "Cranks-giving" if cycling was not involved? Secondly, no entry fee or registration charge is collected! The point of the ride is for charity, so we're doing it out of the kindness of our little cycling hearts! ♥ So join us! You don't have to be a member so don't worry about that, but if you have fun and like us, check out our rides and monthly meetings!

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MCA Gravel Ride
Nov
24
8:30 AM08:30

MCA Gravel Ride

Meet at 8:00 AM for an 8:30 AM departure. Expect 2-3+ hours and 30-50 miles, but feel free to join and end early if you're schedule requires.

The goal of this ride is to explore our local gravel and MMR roads and trails around Lincoln at an average of 16-20 mph on the flats. Riders will benefit from having some previous group riding experience with the ability to ride efficiently, draft, and be comfortable riding 40+ miles. 

MCA Rides are not necessarily no-drop but generally stop to regroup from time to time. An all-road capable bike, helmet, and clipless pedals are required. TT bars are not allowed.

Please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, water, and riding snacks.

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Pumpkin Pie Ride
Nov
21
2:00 PM14:00

Pumpkin Pie Ride

Join the Bellevue Bicycle Club the day before Thanksgiving! They’re riding to Village Inn, Fort Crook, for that free slice 'o' pie!

It may very well be chilly so bundle up! We'll ride the trail to just south of Capehart Rd, transition to Ft Crook Rd and ride to the pie! No drop ride. Social and yummy. :)

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Test Rides: Electric Pedal-Assist B-Cycle
Nov
21
9:30 AM09:30

Test Rides: Electric Pedal-Assist B-Cycle

Come test ride the new Electric Pedal-Assist BCycles! Heartland B-cycle plans to implement these new bikes in Spring 2019, get an early chance to test ride one on Wednesday, November 21st while we celebrate our expansion!

All of our Ceremonial Check-Outs for our expansion will include an Electric Pedal-Assist BCycle test ride session! Join us at any of our check-outs for your chance to ride:
9:30am - 12th & Leavenworth - Ceremonial First Check Out
10:30am - 23rd & Cuming - Ceremonial First Check Out
11:30am - Electric Pedal-Assist Test Ride Session at our Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Station! 
12:30pm - MCC South - Ceremonial First Check Out
1:30pm - Highlander: 30th & Patrick - Ceremonial First Check Out
2:30pm - 40th & Farnam - Ceremonial First Check Out
3:30pm - 60th & Maple - Ceremonial First Check Out
4:30pm - 33rd & California - Ceremonial First Check Out

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Mandan CX / NE State CX Championships
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Mandan CX / NE State CX Championships

Presented by Omaha Velo.

The Nebraska State Championships for Cyclocross will be held in Omaha this year!

November 17th - Category Championships

  • Men’s 4/5 - 10:00 AM, 30 min

  • Women 4/5 - 11: 45 AM, 30 min

  • Singlespeed & Men 3 - 12:30 PM, 45 min

  • Women 1/2/3 - 1:30 PM, 60 min

  • Men Pro, 1/2 - 2:45 PM, 60 min

November 18th - Age Group Championships

  • Men 45 - 54 & Men 55+ Championship - 10:00 AM, 45 min

  • Junior Boys 16-18, Boys 14 - 15, Boys U-13, Girls 14 - 18, Girls U - 13 - 11:00 AM, 30 min

  • Men 35 - 44 Championship - 12:00 pm, 45 min

  • Women U - 23, 23 - 34, 35 - 44, 45+ Championship - 1:00 PM, 45 min

  • Men U-23, 23 - 24 Championship - 2:00 PM, 45 min

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MCA Gravel Ride
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

MCA Gravel Ride

Meet at 8:00 AM for an 8:30 AM departure. Expect 2-3+ hours and 30-50 miles, but feel free to join and end early if you're schedule requires.

The goal of this ride is to explore our local gravel and MMR roads and trails around Lincoln at an average of 16-20 mph on the flats. Riders will benefit from having some previous group riding experience with the ability to ride efficiently, draft, and be comfortable riding 40+ miles. 

MCA Rides are not necessarily no-drop but generally stop to regroup from time to time. An all-road capable bike, helmet, and clipless pedals are required. TT bars are not allowed.

Please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, water, and riding snacks.

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Wear Yellow Registration Kick-Off Event!
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wear Yellow Registration Kick-Off Event!

For 16 years you’ve joined us at this annual ride, fun run and walk to support your fellow Nebraskans in the fight against cancer. This is a special milestone for us all, and it's time to celebrate. 

Time: 6PM – 9PM
Location: Infusion Brewery Southwest
Pizza served 6-7PM Games in the back room.

Get a Limited Edition Pint Glass!
For $7 get an etched Wear Yellow/Infusion pint glass with $3.50 refills (free if you register for the 16th Annual Ride/Run/Walk)! $1 from each beer purchase will go to support the Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program. You enjoy their many great beers, we'll help you schedule your Lyft home. 

We’ll also have a few raffle items to bid on, surprise giveaways, all of our Wear Yellow gear for sale (including the highly sought after ladies cycling tank top jersey), and all of our board and volunteers there to share info about Wear Yellow Nebraska and answer any questions you may have.

You will be able to register for the ride/run/walk at the event, and see the 2019 routes.

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Pioneers CX Classic - Star City CX
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Pioneers CX Classic - Star City CX

We're back at Pioneers Park for the fourth annual Pioneers CX Classic! We'll have a different course each day (and not just little changes!), a dedicated kids course and bounce castle, food and coffee onsite, and a rad afterparty with free food+beer, prize raffle and Hot Wheels racing!! Oh, and we're bringing collegiate racing to Pioneers! 🔥

Check out the highlight vids from the last couple of years! 

2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXNJO5gTUrU
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aq3IJ7IiWE

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MCA Gravel Ride
Nov
3
8:30 AM08:30

MCA Gravel Ride

Meet at 8:00 AM for an 8:30 AM departure. Expect 2-3+ hours and 30-50 miles, but feel free to join and end early if you're schedule requires.

The goal of this ride is to explore our local gravel and MMR roads and trails around Lincoln at an average of 16-20 mph on the flats. Riders will benefit from having some previous group riding experience with the ability to ride efficiently, draft, and be comfortable riding 40+ miles. 

MCA Rides are not necessarily no-drop but generally stop to regroup from time to time. An all-road capable bike, helmet, and clipless pedals are required. TT bars are not allowed.

Please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, water, and riding snacks.

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2018 Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit
Nov
1
to Nov 2

2018 Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit

The Nebraska Bicycling Alliance welcomes you to the 2nd Annual Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit!

Join us in Omaha’s bike friendly Aksarben Village for a chance to get information and inspiration and to network with others who share our vision of making Nebraska more bike/walk friendly.

Thursday, November 1:

Conflict Resolution Skills for Advocates

Limit: 25 participants
Cost: $15 (lunch provided)
Time: 9:00 – 3:00
Location: The Exchange Building, 1905 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68102
Sponsored by: American Planning Association Nebraska Chapter

You’ve read the comments section, you’ve had frustrating conversations with your local officials; being a bike/ped advocate is not for the faint of heart. How can we move past the frustration and get results? Join us for a full day of hands on training with MaryLee Brock from the Creighton University Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program.

Close the Gap for Livable Communities Workshop

Cost: Free (lunch included), registration required
Time: 8:30 – 2:30
Location: The Venue at Highlander
2120 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68111

Driving – parking is located off 30th and Burdette.
Bus stops + bike lanes are located on 30th Street.

Sponsored by: Heartland 2050 and AARP

Evening:

Social! TBA

Friday, November 2:

7:30 Registration / Breakfast

8:30 Welcome / Updates on the Nebraska Bicycling Alliance new initiatives

9:15 Plenary Session: The Implications of Emerging Transportation Technologies for Bicycling– Dr. Daniel Piatkowski, Assistant Professor, Community/Regional Planning, UNL

10:15 Break

10:30 Break out sessions

UNMC Active Transportation Insights – Melanie Stewart, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, UNMC

Livable Communities – Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities, AARP

11:30 Lunch Keynote: Great American Rail-Trail Update – Marianne Fowler, Senior Policy Strategist, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

12:45 Break out sessions

NDOT State Bike Map Update and Feedback Session – Craig Wacker, Planning Manager/Bike Ped Coordinator, NDOT

The Changing Landscape of Urban Mobility Options – Ben Turner, Executive Director, Heartland Bike Share and Bill Moore, Founder, QUIKBYKE Solar Bicycle Systems

1:45 Wrap Up

2:00 Mobile Tour + Product Demos

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MCA CX
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

MCA CX

Meet at 5:30 PM at the shop and we'll warm up riding to Van Dorn Parkfor 6:00 PM hot laps.

We'll run differing scenarios of 1, 2, 3, or 5 lap efforts in order to help everyone prepare for cx efforts, races, and to practice bike handling at speed. If you get dropped, either continue your effort or jump back in on a wheel and hang on.

Plan on 90 minutes of on and off efforts and stay for as long as you can. Can't meet us at the shop? Then join us at the park when you can.

We'll meet a little earlier in October to compensate for the decreasing daylight, and we may throw in some varied course locations based on the Star City CX schedule.

Please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, water, and riding snacks.

If you're looking to build your cx skills, drop in on a Star City CX School.

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Tuesday Night Road Rides
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Night Road Rides

Join Trek Bicycle Store in Papillion Tuesday evenings through October 31st for our Tuesday Night Road Rides. Ride with a group, meet fellow riders, and build your fitness through the summer!

Each road ride will start and end at the store, and there will be options for both intermediate (B group) and advanced (A group) road riders.

The A group will ride 40-50 miles on a route with rolling hills, averaging around 20 mph.

The B group will ride 30-40 miles on a route with rolling hills, averaging around 15 mph. The B group is a no-drop ride.

Helmets are mandatory. Rides are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted on Facebook. Each ride starts and ends at the store. We roll out at 6:00 p.m. sharp!

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MCA Gravel Ride
Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

MCA Gravel Ride

Meet at 8:00 AM for an 8:30 AM departure. Expect 2-3+ hours and 30-50 miles, but feel free to join and end early if you're schedule requires.

The goal of this ride is to explore our local gravel and MMR roads and trails around Lincoln at an average of 16-20 mph on the flats. Riders will benefit from having some previous group riding experience with the ability to ride efficiently, draft, and be comfortable riding 40+ miles. 

MCA Rides are not necessarily no-drop but generally stop to regroup from time to time. An all-road capable bike, helmet, and clipless pedals are required. TT bars are not allowed.

Please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, water, and riding snacks.

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MCA CX
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

MCA CX

Meet at 5:30 PM at the shop and we'll warm up riding to Van Dorn Parkfor 6:00 PM hot laps.

We'll run differing scenarios of 1, 2, 3, or 5 lap efforts in order to help everyone prepare for cx efforts, races, and to practice bike handling at speed. If you get dropped, either continue your effort or jump back in on a wheel and hang on.

Plan on 90 minutes of on and off efforts and stay for as long as you can. Can't meet us at the shop? Then join us at the park when you can.

We'll meet a little earlier in October to compensate for the decreasing daylight, and we may throw in some varied course locations based on the Star City CX schedule.

Please remember to bring flat changing tools, an extra tube, water, and riding snacks.

If you're looking to build your cx skills, drop in on a Star City CX School.

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OBC Tuesday Night Ladies Ride
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

OBC Tuesday Night Ladies Ride

Calling all the rad ladies who ride bicycles!

Join us every Tuesday at Omaha Bicycling Co. for our weekly ladies ride! Meet up at the shop at 6 for a casual jaunt over to Elmwood Park and back to Benson. This is a road ride, and is roughly 5 miles. Led by ladies for ladies! Optional drinks and food afterwards.

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Tuesday Night Road Rides
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Night Road Rides

Join Trek Bicycle Store in Papillion Tuesday evenings through October 31st for our Tuesday Night Road Rides. Ride with a group, meet fellow riders, and build your fitness through the summer!

Each road ride will start and end at the store, and there will be options for both intermediate (B group) and advanced (A group) road riders.

The A group will ride 40-50 miles on a route with rolling hills, averaging around 20 mph.

The B group will ride 30-40 miles on a route with rolling hills, averaging around 15 mph. The B group is a no-drop ride.

Helmets are mandatory. Rides are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted on Facebook. Each ride starts and ends at the store. We roll out at 6:00 p.m. sharp!

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