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
August 21 (Monday) 8:00 am Eclipse Ride on the Homestead Trail
Escape the city and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event with an unmatched view. Join the Great Plains Trails Network and the Great Plains Bicycling Club for a unique trek on the Homestead Trail south of Lincoln. There are multiple rides to choose from, starting and ending at Roca Berry Farm (16351 S. 38th St, Roca, NE), one of the best spots from which to observe this amazing event. Start times depend on the tour you choose. Plan to return to Roca Berry Farm for lunch which will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee is $15. For more information and registration click here.
None 12, 21, and 40 miles
August 22 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly Ride: See below for full details...
None 20 mi
August 27 (Sunday) 7:30 am Heatstroke 100
Click this link:  Heatstroke 100 Information
35, 60, 86 & 100 mile routes.

 

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