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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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GPTN 30th Anniversary Open House
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

GPTN 30th Anniversary Open House

The Great Plains Trails Network turns 30 this year and we’re going to celebrate! GPTN was founded in December 1988 to help develop and maintain a trail system in and around Lancaster County, Nebraska. Here we are in 2018 with over 131 miles of wonderful trails and GPTN still working hard to make improvements and expand the trail system. There have been so many people over the years who donated their time, ideas, and financial support to make this all happen and we want to celebrate these accomplishments and thank you for making them possible.  

Come join current and former GPTN Board Members for cake and ice cream, coffee and conversation to reflect on the good times and the hard work over the last 30 years!

GPTN 30th Anniversary Open House
Jayne Snyder Trails Center
Sunday, September 30, 2018
2:00pm-4-00pm

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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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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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GPTN Benefit Show w/ Flint Eastwood
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

GPTN Benefit Show w/ Flint Eastwood

Please join us for a great night of music and fun as we raise money to build the Rock Island to Jamaica North trail connector bridge.

The headliner for the night is Flint Eastwood. They are an indie rock/pop act from Detroit. They will take the stage late, close to 11 pm. Flint Eastwood plays festivals and smaller well known clubs.

Prior to the Flint Eastwood show there will be a folk/roots/Americana set featuring Gerardo Meza and The Wildwoods starting at 6 p.m. DJ Spencer Munson will keep the crowd entertained up until Flint Eastwood takes the stage, and Darkwood will keep you going until 2.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lee & Debbie Stuart Family Foundation all dollars raised at this event will be matched up to $10,000. Please join us by purchasing a ticket or making a donation. Click here to make a donation. Click here to purchase a ticket to the show. Tickets are only $5.00, so come out and enjoy the evening. (Tickets will be available the night of the event or you can purchase them prior to the event. Tickets will be required to enter the patio area starting at 9:00 p.m. No refunds of tickets purchased prior to the event.)

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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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Tacos, Wine and Trails
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Tacos, Wine and Trails

**4TH TUESDAY WINE AND TACOS RIDE - NORTH - STARTS IN MARQUETTE, TACOS AT PRAIRIE CREEK VINEYARDS, CENTRAL CITY**

Trailhead in Marquette at 6:00 PM. Mexican Night at Prairie Creek Vineyards in Central City.  

This will be delicious!!!
-Chimichangas topped with cheese sauce, served with Mexican Salad (Guac/lettuce/sour cream/pico)
-Pork soft taco served w Mexican Salad, rice,beans
-Homemade refried beans
-Mexican shrimp cocktail(amazing!!) 
-Wine-a-Rita’s! 


Passing by Trailhead at Hwy 66 South of Bridge around 6:30 (if you want to join anywhere along the route that's fine). Some will ride back to Marquette and others may arrange transportation from Central City. Free will donation- Hope to see you there!

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Cowboy Trail Pedal & Paddle
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Cowboy Trail Pedal & Paddle

"The Great Cowboy Trail Pedal and Paddle 2!"

Join us for a 35 mile race going out on bicycles on the Cowboy Trail and back in kayaks on the beautiful Elkhorn River!

We are very limited on loaner kayaks, so if you need a free loaner, sign up early as they will be first come, first serve. 

Early registration ends May 1st and it costs $60.00 per person. May 1st - 15th, registration cost $75.00 per person if space remains.

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Tour de Lincoln 2018 - Northeast
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Tour de Lincoln 2018 - Northeast

Come join Great Plains Trails Network for the Tour de Lincoln rides. Each Thursday in May, we take a different route all starting from and returning to the Jayne Snyder Trail Center. This is the last of the four rides for May 2018 and we will be riding Northeast.

This is a great way to ride the trails and see all parts of the city with a group of other friendly folks. Come by yourself or with a friend. Bring the kids, the entire family or a neighbor. Just come and ride with us. The Northeast route is about 16 miles so cruise at whatever pace is comfortable for you. 

Helmets required.

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May
12
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Taco Ride from Central City

**4TH TUESDAY RIDE - NORTH - STARTS IN CENTRAL CITY, TACOS AT DON'T CARE BAR AND GRILL IN MARQUETTE**
Depart Widman Theater at 6:00 PM. Taco Night at Don't Care Bar and Grill in MArquette 

Passing by Trailhead by CC Highschool around 6:10 and South of HWY 66 by 6:20 (if you want to join anywhere along the route that's fine). Some will ride back to Central City and others may arrange transportation from Marquette. Free will donation- Hope to see you there!

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Monday Meandering Bike Ride
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Meandering Bike Ride

Join us for a Monday night of meandering the Pioneer Spirit Trail in Hastings, Nebraska on bikes. This bike ride is specifically beginner-friendly, all ages are welcome and encouraged to come. If you've been looking for a chance to get riding with a group, this is your ride!

We will start at Libbs Park and follow the Pioneer Spirit Trail along through the north section of town and finish back at Libbs Park. We will ride through Lake Hastings, behind the softball complex and follow the loop around back to the lake to finish at Libbs.

It is a no-drop ride, meaning nobody will be left behind the rest of the group to finish on their own. We will obey all traffic laws and trail etiquette. Helmets are required for this bike ride - safety first! 

Meet at Libbs Park between 6:00 - 6:15 and the ride starts at 6:30.

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Day with Trek Travel at Trek Bicycle Papillion
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Day with Trek Travel at Trek Bicycle Papillion

Sometimes, the perfect escape can be found in your own backyard. Join Trek Bicycle Papillion and Trek Travel on a scenic 20-30 mile route through some of the best roads and bike paths the area has to offer. We'll provide exceptional guides, a gourmet picnic lunch, a perfect cycling route for casual and seasoned riders alike, and a taste of what it is to experience a Trek Travel vacation.

Bring your own bike, your personal cycling gear, and your sense of adventure. 

What's included in the cost?
- Pre-ride coffee and ride snacks
- Ride support provided by Trek Travel certified guides
- Gourmet picnic lunch and refreshments
- 15% off all parts and accessories in-store
- Swag bag with gifts
- Coupon for up to $200 off a Trek Travel trip!
…and more!

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"Wednesday?" Taco Ride
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Wednesday?" Taco Ride

Adjusted by popular demand to Wednesday this month for Elementary program night.

Depart Central City by Widman Theater at 6:00 PM. Taco Night at the Don't Care Bar and Grill in Marquette, NE.  

Passing by Main Trailhead N of the Bridge around 6:20 (if you want to join anywhere along the route that's fine). Some will ride back to Central City and others may arrange transportation from there. Free will donation- Hope to see you there!

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Wear Yellow Night on the Wabash
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Wear Yellow Night on the Wabash

The Wear Yellow Nebraska crew is hitting the Wabash Trace Nature Trail on a Thursday Taco Ride to promote the 15th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Fun Run & Walk!

Show us your yellow (shirt, jersey, hat, socks . . . you get the picture) and we'll give you a fabulous prize! (until we run out!)

Encourage your friends to come out, learn about Wear Yellow Nebraska and sign up for our ride, fun run & walk!
www.wearyellownebraska.org

Rain Location: In the event of inclement weather, our back-up location is DJ's Dugout at Aksarben Village

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