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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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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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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Spooks & Spokes Bike Scavenger Hunt Ride
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Spooks & Spokes Bike Scavenger Hunt Ride

We've had a lot of requests for a trail ride.... and well you know we don't just do the average ride, so let's go on a scavenger hunt! 

Get your team of two ready for our first, scavenger hunt bike ride through the trails of Omaha. 

Details:
Team Size: 2 People

Cost: $40 per team, includes event T-shirt... and maybe some surprises.

Time: 12:00 PM - Yes, we know it's a Husker Game Day and we will have the game on in the brewery (let's hope for an evening game).

How's this going to work: at 12:00 PM, teams will be given a number of questions, this could be like a test, a crossword puzzle, a fill in the blank... you'll find out at 12:01. You'll have to answer these questions to identify the locations you need to go to in Omaha to collect an item, perform a task, or share that you were there to collect points. To get to these locations you will need to ride the Omaha Trail system and possibly a few neighborhoods. There will be no riding on major streets like 72nd, 96th, Center, Pacific...etc. All teams will need to return to Pint 9 Brewery with the items they've collected from the various stops by 3:00PM. We will then see what top three teams have accumulated the highest number of points and declare our winners! 

Post Event Fun: Pint 9 beers, The Dire Lion Food Truck, and hundreds of your bike friends for a post ride party.

Registration: Register early, as those who do may get a few more details about the event... before the event! T-shirt deadline is October 1st.

 

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MCA Gravel Ride
Oct
20
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
16
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
16
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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OBC Tuesday Night Ladies Ride
Oct
16
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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