GPBC Club Ride Schedule

Listed below are the upcoming club rides sponsored by the Great Plains Bicycling Club. 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:

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
Aug 17 (Sunday) 11:00 am No Nacho MoPac Ride
This is a Show and Go Ride along the MoPac trail from the MoPac Trailhead on 84th Street to Eagle and back. Group decides whether to stop in Eagle at the One Eyed Dog Saloon or a C Store before returning. Pace determined by the group, but should be No Drop.

20 mi
Aug 18 (Monday) 6:00 pm Trails Center Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center (250 N 21 St). City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph and route decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight
None
TBD
Aug 18 (Monday) 6:00 pm Bike Rack No-Drop Road Ride
Meet at Bike Rack, 33rd & Pioneers for a no-drop road ride with route determined by the riders (typically determined by wind direction). Full description....
None
20 to 30 mi
Aug 19 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly social ride on the Mo Pac East Trail to Eagle. Full description...
None
20 miles
Aug 20 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Show & Go Training Ride
Meet at the bench on the north side of the bridge over Hwy 2 by the Rock Island Trail (approximately 27th & Hwy 2). Training road ride with paces of 15 mph and above. See full description below.
None
TBD
Aug 21 (Thursday) 5:30 pm CycleWorks No Drop Ride
Meet at Cycleworks (27th & Vine St) for a ride at a pace determined by the group. Check Cycleworks Facebook page for ride status.
Rick Dockhorn
402-430-1850
20 to 25 mi
Aug 23 (Saturday) 8:00 am Show & Go Training Ride
Meet at the bench on the north side of the Rock Island Trail bridge over Hwy 2. Road ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph and route decided by the riders.
None
TBD
August 24 (Sunday) 7:30 am Heatstroke 100
Our annual late August public ride will again start at the Strategic Air and Space Museum east of Ashland on Nebraska Highway 66 next to Mahoney State Park. The course consists of three loops: 24 miles, 35 miles, and 49 miles. You can combine these loops to get distances ranging from 24 to 108 miles. The routes explore the scenic Platte River valley between Louisville and Ashland and range as far west as Ceresco. Several SAG support stations and roving SAG vehicles will be provided. A registration form and map are available for download at our Heatstroke 100 page.
None
24 to 108 miles
Aug 25 (Monday) 6:00 pm Trails Center Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center (250 N 21 St). City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph and route decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight
None
TBD
Aug 25 (Monday) 6:00 pm Bike Rack No-Drop Road Ride
Meet at Bike Rack, 33rd & Pioneers for a no-drop road ride with route determined by the riders (typically determined by wind direction). Full description....
None
20 to 30 mi
Aug 26 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Husker Pridce Nacho Ride
Weekly social ride on the Mo Pac East Trail to Eagle. The Nacho Riders will show their Husker pride by riding in their Husker colors. This is the last themed Nacho ride of the season. Full description...
None
20 miles
Aug 27 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Show & Go Training Ride
Meet at the bench on the north side of the bridge over Hwy 2 by the Rock Island Trail (approximately 27th & Hwy 2). Training road ride with paces of 15 mph and above. See full description below.
None
TBD
Aug 28 (Thursday) 5:30 pm CycleWorks No Drop Ride
Meet at Cycleworks (27th & Vine St) for a ride at a pace determined by the group. Check Cycleworks Facebook page for ride status.
Rick Dockhorn
402-430-1850
20 to 25 mi
Aug 30 (Saturday) 9:00 am Get Juiced Ride
This is a leaderless, show and go ride from the Jayne Snyder Trail Center (250 N 21 St) to the Juice Stop at 1501 Pine Lake Rd and back. The route follows the Rock Island Trail to 1501 Pine Lake Rd. Group decides where to return back on the Rock Island Trail or via the South Pointe Trail to the Williamsburg Trail, and then the Rock Island Trail. No Drop Ride.
None
TBD

Descriptions of Regular Weekly Club Rides

Date Time Ride Description Leader Distance
Mondays 6:00 pm Bike Rack No Drop Ride
Meet at Bike Rack, 33rd & Pioneers for a no-drop road ride with route determined by the riders (typically determined by wind direction). Some evenings the riders stop for refreshments on the way back. Riders are required to sign a waiver that ALL riders are acting on their own and that The Bike Rack is not liable for people's actions or riding styles/injuries etc. Bike Rack will post any updates on the Bike Rack Facebook page.
None 20 to 30 miles
Tuesdays 5:30 pm or after Nacho Ride
This is a leaderless social ride. Start at the MoPac Trailhead on 84th St. Take the MoPac Trail to the "One Eyed Dog Saloon" in Eagle (540 S 4th St). Eat, drink and enjoy the company of other cyclists. Join the first ride group leaving at 5:30 or ride out with others at a time convenient to you. Some riders may choose to start at Walton (14 mile ride). Look twice before crossing A St. on the trail.
None 20 miles
Wednesdays 6:00 pm Show & Go Ride
Training ride with paces 15 mph and above. Just show up and ride with your friends, current and to be discovered! Riders will meet at the bench on the north side of the bridge over Hwy 2 along the Rock Island Trail (approximately 27th & Hwy 2). A riding direction will be selected at the start point with consideration of wind direction (the goal: ride out against and return with the wind. Ride will depart promptly at 6:00 p.m. We will ride and return in daylight. This means that for the first few weeks the ride duration will be between 1 and 1½ hours as sunset is around 7:30 pm. This is a road ride. There may be one, or 2 paces depending on the mix of riders who show up. (A) Pace (15 to 17 mph) and (B) Pace (18 to 20+ mph). All riders will leave together at easy/moderate pace until out of town, then the ride can separate into groups. The distance, direction, and ride leader for each group will be decided each night depending on who and how many show up.
None
TBD by riders