BRAN is a 7-day tour. The route varies each year. The 2017 route will cover around 450 miles.
Our theme for 2017 is "5 Nations 5 States" and we will be celebrating Native American culture on this years' ride. The five nations are Fox, Sac, Iowa, Winnebago and Omaha. The riders will get to pick from different route options on 3 days (See links to maps below).
Saturday, arrive early in Falls City (SE Nebraska) and ride into Iowa and/or Kansas as options. On Sunday we pedal to Auburn, Monday to Weeping Water. On Tuesday, we arrive at North Bend. We are offering 3 and 4 day rides this year, along with the 7 day adventure. Those who sign up for the first 3 days will be leaving at North Bend, but we are welcoming the 4 day riders there as well. On Wednesday, we pedal to Wayne and on Thursday, riders will pick from a 12 mile, 60 mile, 90 or 106 [into South Dakota] mile route, to Wakefield. On Friday, riders will end their day in Winnebago, but will have optional routes taking them into Sioux City, Iowa and north, into a loop of South Dakota. On Saturday, we will finish our ride in Tekamah.
All riders will be provided the shower truck and coffee as a part of their fees. We took the rider comments from the surveys and have tried to accommodate as many of the ideas as feasible. This is a one year variation and we will be returning to the west/east format next year. This gives BRAN the opportunity to highlight the eastern side of the state where we rarely have the opportunity to do so. We hope you like it!