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About Great Plains Bicycling Club

Great Plains Bicycling Club is a social club that promotes safe recreational bicycling in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. We organize free, informal club rides on weekends and weekday evenings on the roads and bike trails in and around the city from March to October each year. We try to set up our noncompetitive club rides with varying distances and speeds to accommodate cyclists with a range of fitness level and time. We also conduct several fully supported day rides each year that are open to the public upon payment of a registration fee.

GPBC also provides planning and support for community activities relating to safe bicycling. For the past several years we have held a Lincoln edition of the international Ride of Silence in May to honor persons injured or killed in automobile/bicycle accidents and to raise public awareness of the need for motorists and cyclists to “share the road”. We set up an information booth at many family-oriented recreational events around Lincoln to promote bicycle safety and educate children about the “rules of the road”. Club members have also participated in public efforts to promote bicycling as an alternative means of transportation in Lincoln.

GPBC members in good standing are eligible for a 10% discount on purchases of bike accessories from participating bike shops in Lincoln and Omaha. Details

Join GPBC

Now that you’ve read all about our club, don’t you want to join? You’ll receive club e-mails and notices, be invited to attend club events, have voting rights to elect the club board of directors, and have the opportunity to propose and lead club rides.

Annual membership dues are only $15 for a Single Memberhip and $20 for a Family membership. Membership renewals are due by March 1st each year.  You can join GPBC or renew your membership on our Membership page on this website (preferred).  You can also download a membership application and mail it to:

Great Plains Bicycling Club
P.O. Box 5621
Lincoln, NE 68505

 

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Organization

Great Plains Bicycling Club is a Nebraska nonprofit corporation with Federal tax exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(4), social welfare organization. Club affairs are managed by the Board of Directors elected by the membership at the annual meeting in November. Club officers are elected by the Board of Directors.

GPBC Bylaws (PDF)

Officers and Board of Directors

President Mike Berger mlbne@cs.com
Vice President Edie Matteson dnstrans@gmail.com
2nd Vice President for Bicycle Safety Education Bob Boyce bobboyce66@gmail.com 402-475-0783
Treasurer Steve Clements steve.clements@nifa.org 402-730-3908
Secretary; Assistant Treasurer; Webmaster Randy Smith rbsmith943@windstream.net 402-438-8942
Club Ride Committee Pat Bracken

Pat Grewe

John Le Duc

pbracken@neb.rr.com

patrick.a.grewe@gmail.com

johnnysbakery@yahoo.com

Board Member Max Antoine mantoin1@hotmail.com
Board Member Chris Blackstock blackstock_787@hotmail.com 402-419-6527
Board Member Doreen Bowles dbhusker@neb.rr.com
Board Member Rick Dockhorn onebike42@gmail.com 402-430-1850
Board Member Jane Goertzen janegoertzen@gmail.com
Board Member Pat Grewe patrick.a.grewe@gmail.com 402-840-1237
Board Member Jim Krieger jim_krieger@yahoo.com
Board Member John LeDuc johnnysbakery@yahoo.com

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets monthly, typically on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Board meetings are held at locations to be announced for each meeting. Club members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors, but only board members are eligible to vote. Board meetings are sometimes rescheduled for a different week or night, so if you wish to attend, please contact a board member to confirm the date and time of the next meeting.

Minutes of Board Meetings

2016

Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016
Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016

2015

Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015
Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015

2014

Jan 2014 Feb 2014 Mar 2014 Apr 2014 May 2014 Jun 2014
Jul 2014 Aug 2014 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014

2013

Jan 2013 Feb 2013 Mar 2013 Apr 2013 May 2013 Jun 2013
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2012

Jan 2012 Feb 2012 Mar 2012 May 2012 Jun 2012 Jul 2012 Aug 2012

2011

Jan 2011 Mar 2011 Apr 2011 Jun 2011 Jul 2011 Aug 2011 Sep 2011 Oct 2011

2010

Feb 2010 Mar 2010 Apr 2010 May 2010 Jun 2010 Jul 2010 Aug 2010 Oct 2010

2009

Jun 2009 Jul 2009 Aug 2009 Sep 2009

Club History

Early records of the club are somewhat sketchy, but Great Plains Bicycling Club has been in existence at least since 1980, and was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1990. The club has always organized rides for club members and had some role in advocating for bicycling and bicycle safety. The balance between riding and advocacy has shifted over the years according to the makeup of the Board of Directors. The current Board of Directors intends to support members with a range of interests in recreational cycling.