Bike Camping

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Rooster Tail Ride
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Rooster Tail Ride

  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come enjoy some 'Pickin' & Pedalin' on the Wabash Trace!

We are going to build off of last year's first-ever-organized Rooster Tail Ride and have already picked our date! Named after the iconic 'rooster tail' you may find on your backside after an extended ride on our trail's crushed limestone surface, this 2-day ride from Mineola to Shenandoah will have musical stops in Silver City, Malvern, and Imogene on Saturday, with the headliner celebration in Shenandoah Saturday evening.

Camping & showers in Shenandoah, gear transport, emergency SAG support, and admission to music gardens in all towns is included with your registration fee! The party rolls back from Shenandoah to Mineola on Sunday!

Don't miss the pre-party in Mineola on Friday Night - Camping available for those early birds! A full schedule of music & times will be available in the Spring of 2018!

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2018 Fall Wabash Ride and Camp (or Hotel)
Sep
22
to Sep 23

2018 Fall Wabash Ride and Camp (or Hotel)

  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ride your bike on Saturday from Omaha/Council Bluffs to Shenandoah and spend the night camping outside, in a lodge, or in a hotel room. Wake up Sunday and ride back to Council Bluffs.

Some will camp. Some will get a hotel. Some might even have a friend drive, meet for dinner, and hitch a ride back. Some might make a shorter option, or just ride along for lunch along the trail. You can customize this any way you want.

Mileage: 
Council Bluffs to Shenandoah: 45 miles

The ride is very flat. The event is open, so feel free to invite your friends. There are opportunities to stop for food and refreshments along the way. There is no official support. There will be no support, other than what you get from fellow riders, friends you can call, or what you can buy on the route. Some might be making arrangements to have someone drive gear down, but you'll need to work that out among yourselves (watch the event posting for more information on unofficial support).

We will be asking for a donation to cover the lodge rental. Any funds collected that exceed the rental fee will be given as a donation to the trail foundation. However, if you can't afford to give, it's no problem. We'd rather you come and ride.

There will be more details coming, but we wanted to go ahead and get the date on your calendars.

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S240 Bikepacking
May
19
to May 20

S240 Bikepacking

  • Method Cycles & Craft House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Embark on a bikepacking expedition with the local cycling community.

The theory behind the S24O - or Sub-24 hour Overnighter - is that some of the best escapes are in your own backyard. 

We'll ride from the shop to a rad local campsite and back. Plan on a 40-50 mile ride (round trip) and pack for a self-supported camping adventure.

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April Sub24 Pawnee Lake
Apr
28
to Apr 29

April Sub24 Pawnee Lake

Spring is here! Right?!


Anyways, it's time to plan this month's bikecamping trip. Pawnee Lake is up for the April #sub24. And weather even looks to be in our favor the weekend of the 28th and 29th, and unless it is raining buckets, we'll be a go. Like the last few sub24's, we'll have our shop trailer waiting for us at the lake with some extra fire wood, water, and some assorted beverages, but everything else you need to camp is up to you to pack - and we are here to help with any questions on gear, bikes, packing or anything else. The route out will be mostly gravel roads and should be around 16 or so miles. We'll be making a pit stop at Zipline Brewing Co. on the way out of town.

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Overnight Bike Tour
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Overnight Bike Tour

If you need an adventurous weekend getaway or have ever wanted to learn the basics of bike touring, join us! This tour will equip you with the basic skills needed to plan your own cycling adventures. The zero-emissions trip departs from the Outdoor Adventures Center and takes riders along a crushed limestone trail to one of Nebraska's tranquil state recreation areas. We'll carry all our food and camping gear on our bikes on this truly self-contained overnight ride.

$35/UNL Student or Member
$45/General Public

Trip fee includes:
• All food on-site
• All gear needed (including tent and sleeping bag)
• Trip Guide
• Transportation
• Camping Fees/Permits

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Wagon Train February Sub24
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Wagon Train February Sub24

As part of the bivy-a-month challenge, February's Sub24 (less then 24 hour bike camping trip) will be Wagon Train out by Hickman. Plan is to leave the shop at 1pm, take mostly city bike trails out to 110th street, then it's gravel all the way to the lake. We're thinking of making a BBQ/beverage stop in Hickman before heading into camp. Like our last Sub24, and because it's February, we'll have extra fire wood, water, and assorted beverages waiting for us at camp, but you are responsible for you, ie: you will pack what gear and food you want to bring.

And being that it will be February in Nebraska, if the weather for that weekend is just too scary, we have the weekend of the 24th as a backup. But extended forecast shows it to be pretty good for the 17th/18th.

Any questions on bike camping, packing a bike, or gear, come on over to the shop or The Moose's Tooth Outdoor Co. We're here to help!

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