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
July 17 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly Ride: See below for full details...
None 20 mi
July 21 (Saturday) 9:00 am Steakhouse Ride to Hallam
We will ride to Hallam for lunch at the Hallam Steakhouse.  Meet at Jamaica North Trailhead, Park Blvd. and Speedway Cir. Ride the trail to Hallam Road, then Hallam  Road to the destination.  Return via 42nd St. to Saltillo Rd; Saltillo to 40th St.; 40th St. to Claire St.; Claire to Coddington; Coddington to Bison Trail; Bison Trail back to the start.  Estimated pace is 10 - 13 mph. The 43 miles distance is comprised of 18 miles of trail, 18 miles of gravel and 7 miles of pavement.   NO DROP. NO DROP means we will not leave you behind; however, if you cannot continue, you must arrange for your own rescue.  If you choose to leave the ride, or turn around early, please notify the ride leader.
Pat Grewe 402-840-1237 43 miles
August 5 (Sunday) 8:30 am Denton-Sprague Breakfast Ride
Start at the SouthPointe Pavilions Old Chicago.  We’ll proceed along the city trails to 14th and Old Cheney.  From there we’ll head west along Warlick / Denton road to the town of Denton where we can refuel.  After a brief stop we’ll head south on SW 98th / SW 100th to Hwy 33/ Roca Road, and turn back east to SW 14th where we’ll turn south and go to Hwy 77 via Sprague.
There is a breakfast buffet at Sprague Traditions Pub on that Sunday from 9-noon.  We can stop in Sprague if the group wants to get breakfast. The breakfast buffett is $6.99. 
At Hwy 77 we’ll turn north and head back into town at Saltillo / 14th street.  Afterward we can enjoy a beverage at Old Chicago. Pace 15 - 16 mph.
Kat Baum 402-429-7649 37 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

 

Descriptions of Regular Weekly Club Rides

Day Time Ride Description Leader Distance
Tuesday 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
This is a leaderless social ride every Tuesday between May 8th and September 25th. Start at the MoPac Trailhead on 84th St and take the MoPac Trail to Bailey's Local in Eagle for food/beverages/socializing. Join the first ride group leaving at 5:30 pm or ride out with others at a time convenient to you. Beginning riders may choose to start at Walton (7 miles to Eagle) or at 144th Street for a 3 mile ride. Theme ride nights are July 3rd, 24th, and Aug 27th. Look twice before crossing A St and Hwy 34 on the trail. Bring a bike light in case you stay late. Helmets required.
None 20 mi