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 any member of the Ride Committee.

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
April 28 (Saturday) 8:30 am Gingersnap Ride
Meet at the MOPAC Trail Head (84th St. and MOPAC Trail).  Ride on 84th St. to HWY 2 and then ride HWY 2 to Syracuse. Stop for a bite at B & J’s Family Restaurant, then return to Lincoln.  NO DROP RIDE. Pace: 11 - 15 mph.
Kate Speck
402-309-5715
65 miles
May 5 (Saturday) 9:00 am Spring Fling
Spring Fling is the club's first public ride of the season.  For more information and registration: http://greatplainsbikeclub.org/spring-fling
None 30 or 60 mi
May 10 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Tour de Lincoln – Southwest Quadrant
Discover the Southwest trails of Lincoln with Great Plains Trails Network.   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 Mary at (402) 429-5753.
GPTN 16 miles
May 17 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Tour de Lincoln 2018 – Northwest Quadrant
Discover the Northwest trails of Lincoln with Great Plains Trails Network.   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 Mary at (402) 429-5733.
GPTN 12
May 19 (Saturday) 8:00 am Wahoo Ride
We will meet at Mahoney Park (next to the softball fields) in northeast Lincoln and depart promptly at 8 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 Wahoo. Return to Lincoln after rest and refuel in Wahoo with brief stop at Ceresco enroute to Mahoney Park in northeast Lincoln.  Nice early season prep ride roundtrip distance.
Gerry Oligmueller
402-202-3750
56 mi
May 24 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Tour de Lincoln 2018 – Southeast Quadrant
Discover the Southeast trails of Lincoln with Great Plains Trails Network.   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 Mary at (402) 429-5733.
GPTN 15 miles
May 26 (Saturday) 8:30 am Kate’s Seward Ride
Ride starts at the Fallbrook Super Saver parking lot.  Ride to Seward on the shoulder of HWY 34. Stop at the Cafe on the Corner for a bite to eat and ride back the same route.  NO DROP RIDE. Pace: 11-15 mph.
Kate Speck Phone: 402-309-5715 40 miles.
May 31 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Tour de Lincoln 2018 – Northeast Quadrant
Discover the Northeast trails of Lincoln with Great Plains Trails Network.  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 Mary at (402) 429-5753.
GPTN 16 miles
August 11 (Saturday) 8:00 am 2nd Annual Tour De FanciPants Ride
Wear Your Fanciest Pants.  Meet at the 84th St. & MoPac Trailhead. The ride will take place on Lincoln Trails.  Exact route to be determined. Pace: 12 - 15 mph.  
Kate Speck Phone: 402-309-5715 35 - 40 miles