The Great Plains Bicycling Club is Lincoln, Nebraska's recreational bicycling club. We organize rides in and around Lincoln, promote cycling and bicycle safety, publish a newsletter, and much more. We welcome all recreational riders to join us on our rides and in our other activities.
We want this to be a website that people in Lincoln and Nebraska can rely upon for information about recreational cycling. We want to know of any Nebraska-area rides that aren't in our listings. If you are aware of a recreational ride that is not listed, please contact the webmaster and provide a description and other details.
Ride of Silence, Wednesday May 15th, 2013
On May 15th, 30 riders cycled slowly and silently through downtown Lincoln in the Ride of Silence, a worldwide event in which cyclists take to the roads to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on roads and streets. KLKN TV in Lincoln produced a video feature on the ride which can be viewed here.
Tenth Annual Lincoln Bike Swap
The Tenth Annual Lincoln Bicycle Swap Meet will take place Saturday June 1, 2013 (8 am – 2 pm) rain or shine. This year’s meet will be held at a new location, Indian Village Shopping Center at 13th and Arapaho in Lincoln. The event usually hosts around twenty venders from as far away as South Dakota and Minnesota. A diverse collection of bicycles, components and other items will be on hand. Antique and vintage bicycles; both, road and mountain bicycles; BMX and lowrider bikes and much more. Individual sales space is available for $20.00 for 1 parking stall. Admission is free to the public. Don’t miss out on this exciting event for both beginner and expert. For more information contact: Scott Grossenbacher at (402) 314-0266 or Jim Pester at (402) 432-3137.
Ride Leaders Needed for Club Rides in June and July
Are you a club member looking for some company on your favorite weekend ride? Then please consider signing up to lead that ride on a Saturday or Sunday. Contact Ride Director Pat Bracken for open dates and provide him with a brief route description, starting place and time, your contact information, and an idea of the expected ride pace. We will post your ride on the Club Rides page within a few days.