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.
Construction forces route changes for Heatstroke 100, Sun. Aug 30th
This year’s Heatstroke 100 (August 30th) is fast approaching, so we hope you are getting in shape for a century ride. However, expect something different this year! Highway construction is forcing the club to redesign the route. Highway 66 through Ashland is closed this summer for reconstruction, and construction on the Highway 50 bridge at Louisville has reduced the road to one lane with traffic signals, creating long traffic backups on the weekend. The club is currently working on alternate loops (still starting and ending at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum) that will avoid these construction zones. We hope to finalize the routes this week and have an updated map ready by the end of July. Stay tuned.
National Bike Challenge Starts 1 May 2015
The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015. National Bike Challenge website