Club Ride Schedule

Listed below are the upcoming rides sponsored by the Great Plains Bicycling Club as well as other local weekly rides. Regularly scheduled club rides typically start around St. Patrick’s Day (mid-March) and continue into November. We also usually have a short ride on New Years Day. All of our rides are non-competitive, recreational rides. For information about a particular ride please contact the listed ride leader.
We sponsor:

  • weekly training and social rides, mostly leaderless rides in the evening
  • rides proposed and led by a club member. We encourage any club member to propose and lead a club ride. If you’d like to, please contact the Ride Director.

We like to schedule a variety of member-led rides. Most of these are longer rides on Saturday or Sunday that may include a stop for a meal and bull session. These longer rides may be on area roads and highways, on area recreational trails, or gravel roads. But we also like to schedule shorter rides such as city trail rides, “ice cream” rides, and night “Full Moon” rides. But we are open to your suggestions of route, theme, pace, etc.

Rides sponsored by other organizations in the area are listed on the Other Area Rides page.

Please note that helmets are required on all club rides.

Date Time Ride Description Leader Distance
May 20 (Saturday) 12:00 am May 20 Wahoo Ride Rescheduled to June 10
Due to weather forecast, this ride has been rescheduled.
May 25 (Thursday) 6:00 pm GPTN Tour de Lincoln – Northeast
Discover the trails of Lincoln with Great Plains Trails Network in this series of four rides.  Each ride explores a different quadrant of the city. Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 21st and Q Streets.  Refreshments will be  available 15 minutes before the start time.  Remember to wear your helmet.  For more information visit www.gptn.org or call Marynelle, (402) 429-2034.
GPTN 16 miles
May 27 (Saturday) 12:00 pm Marysville Cycling Tour
Description:  We will ride on the Jamaica North/Homestead/Standing Bear/Blue River Trails from Lincoln to Marysville, KS on Saturday, May 27, stay in Marysville overnight, and return on Sunday, May 28. Start time yet to be determined.  This is a credit card tour, which means we will stay in a motel and eat in restaurants.  No camping.  The ride is self supported. There will be NO SAG.   Lodging:  We have reserved a limited number of rooms in Marysville.  Contact Pat Grewe for details and to make your reservation.  Once the reserved rooms are filled, riders will be on there own to find lodging in Marysville. Questions:  Contact Pat Grewe 402-840-1237, patrick.a.grewe@gmail.com
Pat Grewe
402-840-1237
patrick.a.grewe@gmail.com
Approximately 75 miles each way
May 30 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly Ride: See below for full details...
None 20 mi
June 1 (Thursday) 6:00 pm GPTN Tour de Lincoln – Northwest
Discover the trails of Lincoln with Great Plains Trails Network in this series of four rides.  Each ride explores a different quadrant of the city. Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 21st and Q Streets.  Refreshments will be  available 15 minutes before the start time.  Remember to wear your helmet.  For more information visit www.gptn.org or call Marynelle, (402) 429-2034.
GPTN 12
June 9 (Friday) 8:00 pm June Full Moon Ride
TBA
TBA TBA
June 10 (Saturday) 9:00 am Wahoo Ride (Rescheduled from May 19)
We will meet at Mahoney Park (next to the softball fields) in northeast Lincoln and depart promptly at 9 AM for Wahoo at a moderate average pace of 15 mph on paved roads (primarily new and old 77 north); brief rest and refuel at the convenience store in Ceresco in route to the Wheelhouse Pub and Patio for lunch in Wahoo. Depart for return to Lincoln after lunch with rest and refuel at Ceresco in route to Mahoney Park in northeast Lincoln. This is a nice early season prep ride with a round trip distance of approximately 56 miles. “SAG Services by Jane” returns for the 2017 ride!
Gerry Oligmueller
402-202-3750
56 mi
June 17 (Saturday) 8:30 am Ashland Ride
Meet at the parking lot by the ballfields in Mahoney Park (3600 N. 70th Street).  Head north to Hwy. 6 and ride to Ashland stopping for snacks. Comfortable pace of 10 to 13 miles per hour.
Ginger Hobbs Phone: 402-890-2242 Approximately 44 miles.

 

Descriptions of Regular Weekly Club Rides

Day Time Ride Description Leader Distance
Tuesday 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
This is a leaderless social ride beginning Tuesday May 9th with the 11th Birthday Nacho Ride. Start at the MoPac Trailhead on 84th St and take the MoPac Trail to Bailey's Local in Eagle for food/beverages. Join the first ride group leaving at 5:30 p.m. or ride out with others at a time convenient to you. Some riders may choose to start at Walton. Look twice before crossing A St on the trail.  Bring a bike light in case you stay late. Helmets required. This is a weekly ride through the end of September.
None 20 mi