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.
Blessing of the Bikes April 12th
First Plymouth Church Lincoln holds off-site services at Kloefkorn Elementary school (6601 Glass Ridge Dr). At the 9:30 am service on Sunday April 12th, Pastor Jacob Buchholz will lead a “Blessing of the Bikes” where people can bring their bikes into the service/school and there will be a short reflection on the theological call for sustainable living and a prayer for the safety of cyclists this season. The message that day is going to be from the executive director of Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light and there is going to music by the Wildwoods. All interested cyclists are welcome to attend.
Spring Fling April 25th
Mark April 25th on your calender and plan to ride and/or volunteer for Spring Fling, our first public ride of the season. The ride follows an out-and-back route on paved roads linking Eagle, Elmwood, Murdock, South Bend, and Louisville. For a change of pace, you can start in either Eagle or Louisville (we will have pre-registration lists in both towns and you can register the day of the ride in either town). The round trip distance between Eagle and Louisville is approximately 60 miles (a metric century). The round trip distance from Eagle or Louisville to Murdock is about 30 miles. For a shorter ride simply turn around and head back to your starting point whenever you like.
Fixed SAG support stations will be provided at Eagle, Louisville, and Murdock. Roving SAG vehicles will also patrol the routes to provide assistance if needed. Click the Spring Fling link on this page for further details.
We would still like to recruit a few additional volunteers to assist with registration, SAG support, and logistics. If you can help, we would greatly appreciate it!