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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Star City CX VDP #2 p/b Nebraska Medicine Cycling Team
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Star City CX VDP #2 p/b Nebraska Medicine Cycling Team

Oh hey! We're doing a couple Saturday only events along with our weekday ones this year to give you even more chances to race! Even better is we're adding collegiate classes for these! Thanks to the Nebraska Medicine Cycling Team for helping us put these Saturday races on. More deets soon!

10:00am Juniors
10:45am Cat 5 Men, Collegiate Men C/D/E - 30 mins
11:20am Kids fun races
11:40am Cat 4 Women, Collegiate Women C/D/E - 30 mins
12:30pm Men 3/4, SS, Collegiate M+W B - 45 mins
1:30pm M+W 1/2/3, M+W Collegiate A - 60 mins

 

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MCA CX
Oct
9
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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Pint-a-gon Tap Room Ride
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Pint-a-gon Tap Room Ride

Last Pint-a-gon ride of 2018!
October 6th – Infusion

Saturday, October 6th @ 10am - Infusion then leave the tap room at 11am to bike to the following taprooms:
- Liquid Sunshine Taproom
- Patriarch Distillers/Soldier Valley Spirits
- Pint Nine Brewing Co.
- Kros Strain Brewing Company
- Nebraska Brewing Company Brewery & Tap Room
- Return to Infusion Brewing


The ride will be about 9 miles total for the loop.

Sag Provided by The Bike Way

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Crystal Lake Time Trial - Double Points
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Crystal Lake Time Trial - Double Points

  • Crystal Lake Recreation Area Ayr, NE USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is the finale in the First Annual Nebraska Gravel Points Series and is worth double points! 

REGISTER HERE - https://legacy.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=registration&eventid=1833&year=2018

Join the Nebraska Medicine Cycling Team at Crystal Lake for our first annual Gravel Time Trial! The race will consist of two laps on a 6.5 mile course featuring punchy climbs, fast and flat straights, and a minimum maintenance road. 


Gravel Time Trial Rules:

This race is a timed event with riders leaving in one minute intervals. Starting order is determined by points series ranking with the lowest ranking rider starting first. Riders with equal points will go in alphabetical order of last name. 
Time is taken by subtracting start time from finish time. Official time keepers will be at start finish. Rider release intervals my be changed on day of event. Lowest time on course determines placing. Ties will both receive the same points.

Ride takes place on open public roads. Riders must obey all traffic rules and laws. Crossing guards will be present at all crossings to alert riders of traffic. 

Wear a helmet. As with all races, an ANSI approved helmet is required at all time while you're on your bike.

Categories:
- Mens Open
- Mens Masters (50 and over as of 12-31-18)
- Women Open
- Women Masters (50 and over as of 12-31-18)
- Single speed Men
- Single speed Women
- Fat bike Men
- Fat bike Women
* Fat bike minimum tire width is 3.8". Single speed must complete entire course on one gear ratio. Open and masters classes can use any bike they choose. All bikes must solely use human power provided from the start to finish of ride. No storage of propulsive energy allowed (no e-bikes). 

Entry deadline 48hrs prior to event. NO DAY OF REGISTRATION.

As with all gravel rides don't be a jerk. This includes littering (yes gel packages full or empty are litter, banana peels are not), not obeying traffic signs/rules, trespassing, etc. No outside support allowed, period. 

For questions regarding the Nebraska Gravel Points Series, contact Josh Shear at joshbshear@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE NEBRASKA GRAVEL POINT SERIES:

This race is part of our new statewide gravel point series. The rider with the highest total points in each category will be the overall point series category champion. Points are taken from each rider's four highest event scores.

EVENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE SERIES ARE:

The Nebraska Gravel Point Series is put on by the Nebraska Med Cycling Team. 

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All-City Cycles | Ponderosa Happy Hour and Ice Cream Ride
Oct
5
4:30 PM16:30

All-City Cycles | Ponderosa Happy Hour and Ice Cream Ride

We have a shindig/shopdig happening next Friday, October 5th.

The folks from All-City Cycles will be stopping through on their way home from Grinduro. We’ll occupy their time with a shop hang/happy hour ‘round 4:30p or so (free beer provided by New Belgium Brewing!), ride departure at 5:30p. 22ish mile ramble up to Ponca (Hills, not SP) for some gravel and ice cream (the breakfast ride route if you’re familiar).

Probably catching the sunset/city view up at Neale Woods. Ride an All-City if ya have it. If ya don’t, ride an old mtb. And if ya don’t have either of those... well, then what are ya even doin?! (jk, ride what ya got.) Bring lights(!) as we’ll be riding back in the dark. Direct all questions to the duck phone. Please, aaaaaaand thank ya. Route info here... https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28671646

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MCA CX
Oct
2
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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Electric Bike Night at OBC
Oct
2
2:00 PM14:00

Electric Bike Night at OBC

This has been such a popular event that we're doing one last one before the weather takes a winter turn.

Join us for testimonials from e-bike riders, take one (or several) for a test ride, and get all of your questions about ebikes answered. The presentation will be short and sweet; it's mostly about getting some test rides out and rolling. They honestly do sell themselves! Discounts for purchases that night only. Bring a friend!

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56/56 Ride
Sep
30
7:00 AM07:00

56/56 Ride

Forster’s 56/56 Birthday Ride
Like riding fast? Prefer to ride slow? Mopac Trail, Gravel or Pavement? This year’s route has it all and you can ride as fast or as slow as you want. 

Leaving the Walton Trailhead on Sunday, 30 Sept at 7am, ride to Eugene Mahoney State Park via the Mopac Trail, N 162nd St, Hwy 6, Hwy 66. Returning via Hwy 66, 310th St, Mopac to Walton. May stop in Eagle for refreshments as well

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