Wear Yellow Nebraska will be hosting the 14th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum.
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 25, 30, 42, 57, and 61.4 mile options.
- For those craving less formal roads, we’re excited to offer a new 51 mile gravel option.
- For those on two legs, we invite you to participate in the approximate 5K Fun Run & Walk.
DEPARTURE TIMES & ROUTES
All routes depart from the Museum Restoration Hangar.
7:00 AM DEPARTURES
Ride & Run – Participants wishing to ride the 25 mile route and run/walk the Adventure 5K will depart at 7:00AM. You will need to complete the 25 mile ride by 9:30 AM to be ready to participate in the 5K Adventure Fun Run & Walk starting at 10:00AM.
61.4 Mile Route | Route Map
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!
57 Mile Route | Route Map
A good training ride. Filled with hills, decent climbs, a few Strava sprint areas, and a good distance.
51 Mile Gravel Ride Route | Route Map
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.
42 Mile Route | Route Map
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.
30 Mile Route | Route Map
Like our 25 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. Add a few rolling hills to stretch those legs a little.
25 Mile Route | Route Map
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.
The Adventure 5k Fun Run & Walk
With the success of the fun run and walk, we’re excited to host our non-cycling friends again. Those who come out to the Wear Yellow Ride to support their cyclists and enjoy the event can once again lace up their walking/jogging/running shoes to help their fellow Nebraskans in the fight against cancer. The Fun Run & Walk will follow an approximate 3.6 mile course from the SAS Museum through the wide open spaces of Mahoney State Park. For those who want a little competition, the event will be (non-chip) timed. A Power stop will be included at the half way point.
We try to keep the cost of the event simple. From the opening of registration through March 31st, it’s only $30…that’s no April Fools! In the month of April, the price goes up $5 to $35. And On May 1st we go up $5 more to $40. So there’s some incentive to register early…like two Starbuck’s worth (in case it’s chilly on the day of the event!).
Everyone loves a raffle, and this year we’ve gone even bigger!
The 2017 Raffle Bike is a custom fixed gear ride by Big Shot Bikes with a little Wear Yellow Nebraska Flair... but not too much flair! It's a single speed with a flip flop hub and it rides very smoothly... not that we've tried yet. Purchase your raffle tickets when you register or at any of the events leading up to the event.
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.
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. Would you like to sponsor a Power-Stop? Email us for details.
Your bike is in great hands. Trek Bicycle Stores Omaha/Papillion, The Bike Way, 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.
Your participation is making a difference. Our proceeds support Wear Yellow Nebraska’s cancer fighting and cancer patient assistance programs. This event specifically supports the Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program and the Wear Yellow Grant Program.