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
July 1 (Saturday) 7:30 am Jim’s 48th Birthday Ride
Come help Jim mark his 48th Birthday by riding 48 miles. The ride starts at the Village Gardens Scooters (5800 Hidcote Dr.)  From there the ride will head west on Yankee Hill to 14th, 14th to Hwy 77, Hwy 77 to Hwy 33 / Roca Road all the way to Crete, return on Sprague Road to Hwy 77, and then thru Roca to 54th / 56th street.  Pace: 13 - 15 mph.
Jim Krieger 402-840-5398 48 miles
July 4 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly Ride: See below for full details...
None 20 mi
July 8 (Saturday) 7:30 am Beatrice Ride
Meet at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo parking lot. The ride will head south on the Rock Island Trail past Hwy. 2, Old Cheney, and the Cooper YMCA and then take 14th Street to the Jamaica North Trail which then connects to the Homestead Trail. First stop will be Cortland for a SAG Stop, then continuing on to Beatrice. The 4 One 8 Bar and Grill (418 Court St.) has agreed to open early for those who want to grab something to eating Beatrice before the return trip. Call or email Gina (402.327.0120) or (gsimanek@neb.rr.com) to let her know if you plan to eat so she can give the bar and grill a head count. Return to Lincoln via the same route. Pace:  12 – 16 mph.
Ride Leader: Gina Simanek
402-327.0120
70 - 75 miles
July 22 (Saturday) 8:30 am Seward Ride
Start at Fallbrook Super Saver.  Ride the shoulder of HWY 34 to Seward. Stop at the Corner Cafe for a bite to eat and ride back the same route.  Approx. pace, 10-14 mph.
Kate Speck Phone: 402-309-5715 Approx. distance, 42 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