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.

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Date Time Ride Description Leader Distance
April 15 (Tuesday) 8:15 pm Pinewood Bowl Full Moon Ride
Meet at parking lot in Van Dorn Park 9th & Van Dorn Street. Ride the Bison Trail to Pioneers Park, loop around Pinewood Bowl and return on the same route. Ride pace of 10/12 mph or determined by group. Bike lights required.
Pat Lorenze
402-217-5797
7.5 miles
April 16 (Wednesday) 8:15 am - 5:00 pm NSFMW
Meet at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. From there, we will bike the trail north to Vine street, then bike the MOPAC east to 70th and O Street, then south on the sidewalk to Holmes Lake, then the trail southeast to 91st and Hwy 2, then west on the shoulder of Hwy 2, to 56th & Old Cheney, then the bike trail west to 14th street, then north to Arapahoe village, then lunch at Pepe'S Bistro! (bring cash). After lunch north to 10th & High street, then cross 10th through Van Dorn Park, then the trail west to Pioneers Park, then 1 lap through the park, then the trail east to the Salt Creek Levee trail, ( which is crushed limestone) then north to Salt Dogs Stadium, then over the bridge into the Haymarket, then ice cream break at Ivanna Cone, (bring cash) then east on "P" street to 21st street, then the trail south back to the zoo. No Drop Ride with an average speed of 11.789 mph. This ride will only be CANCELLED if it pouring down rain at 8:15 am.
Tony Ceraolo
402-483-0028

April 16 (Wednesday)10:00 am Pioneers Park Ride
Meet at Van Dorn Park (9th and Van Dorn St). We will ride to Pioneers Park and do 2 loops around the park to get in 15 miles. Pace will be 12-14 mph slowing to 6 mph on the big hill, however pace is really not the issue with this ride. The ride will be cancelled if it is below 40 degrees or rainy. The goal will be to gradually increase the distance and saddle ride time. This is a great way to see the Spring changes in the park, both with the animals and the foliage.
Barb Markey
402-580-2431
15 miles
April 16 (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
April 17 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Slow & Go Ride
Meet at the bench on the north side of the bridge over Hwy 2 by the Rock Island Trail (approximately 27th & Hwy 2). Non-training ride with paces between 10-14 mph as decided by the riders who show. See full description below.
None
TBD
April 19 (Saturday) 10:30 am Easter Bunny Chocolate Ride
Start at the U-Stop gas station at 84th and Hwy 6. Ride on smooth shoulders to Baker’s Candies in Greenwood. With good weather and no wind, the group may decide to go a bit further, but otherwise plan to pack chocolates in your bike bags and head back to Lincoln with a lunch stop in Waverly. Pace: Tortoise Speed (10-12 mph).
Randy Smith
402-438-8942
rbsmith943@windstream.net
20 miles
April 19 (Saturday) 11:00 am Cortland Ride
Meet at Densmore Park by baseball fields/tennis courts. Ride South 14th to Homestead Trail. Homestead Trail to Cortland. Can fuel up at Cortland and head back. Medium pace (14-15 mph). Pat Lorenze may be there, so we'll have music along the way!
Nate Dorwat
402-429-8010

April 23 (Wednesday)10:00 am Pioneers Park Ride
Meet at Van Dorn Park (9th and Van Dorn St). We will ride to Pioneers Park and do 2 loops around the park to get in 15 miles. Pace will be 12-14 mph slowing to 6 mph on the big hill, however pace is really not the issue with this ride. The ride will be cancelled if it is below 40 degrees or rainy. The goal will be to gradually increase the distance and saddle ride time. This is a great way to see the Spring changes in the park, both with the animals and the foliage.
Barb Markey
402-580-2431
15 miles
April 23 (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
April 26 (Saturday) 9:00 am Spring Fling
Spring Fling is our first supported public ride of the year. The course will follow the same route as in recent years, on paved roads between Eagle and Louisville, Nebraska. You can start either in Eagle or Louisville. There will be fixed SAG stations at each start/end point and in Murdock (approximately the half-way point of the full route), and roving SAG vehicles will patrol the route. Full description...
None
30 or 60 miles
April 28 (Monday) 6:00 pm Holmes Lake Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet near the ball fields at Holmes Lake. City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph. as decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight.

TBD
April 30 (Wednesday)10:00 am Last Pioneers Park Ride
Meet at Van Dorn Park (9th and Van Dorn St). We will ride to Pioneers Park and do 2 loops around the park to get in 15 miles. Pace will be 12-14 mph slowing to 6 mph on the big hill, however pace is really not the issue with this ride. The ride will be cancelled if it is below 40 degrees or rainy. The goal will be to gradually increase the distance and saddle ride time. This is a great way to see the Spring changes in the park, both with the animals and the foliage.
Barb Markey
402-580-2431
15 miles
April 30 (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
May 1 (Thursday) 5:30 pm 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
May 3 (Saturday) 7:34 am Syracuse 66
Meet at the MOPAC Trail Head on 84th St. Will ride to Hwy 2 and then east to Syracuse returning by the same route. 12 - 15 mph pace with leisurely stops.
Kate Speck
402-470-3427
66 miles
May 5 (Monday) 6:00 pm Holmes Lake Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet near the ball fields at Holmes Lake. City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph. as decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight.

TBD
May 6 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Inaugural Nacho Ride
Weekly social ride on the Mo Pac East Trail to Eagle. Full description...
None
20 miles
May 7 (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
May 8 (Thursday) 5:30 pm 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
May 10 (Saturday) 9:00 am Wahoo Ride
Meet at Mahoney Park (next to softball fields) in northeast Lincoln and depart promptly at 9 AM for Wahoo at a moderate 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 the Wigwam Cafe or another suitable lunch destination in Wahoo. Depart for Lincoln after lunch with rest and refuel at Ceresco in route to Mahoney Park in northeast Lincoln by mid-afternoon. Nice early season prep ride.
Gerry Oligmueller
402-202-3750
56 miles
May 12 (Monday) 6:00 pm Holmes Lake Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet near the ball fields at Holmes Lake. City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph. as decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight.

TBD
May 13 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly social ride on the Mo Pac East Trail to Eagle. Full description...
None
20 miles
May 14 (Wednesday) 8:30 pm Full Moon Ride
Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 250 N. 21st. Ride will head south on the Billy Wolff Trail, Rock Island Trail and SouthPointe Trail then connecting with the Tierra Williamsburg Trail for the return trek to the trails center. Pace 10 – 12 mph.
Hal Smith
402-310-5998
12 miles
May 15 (Thursday) 5:30 pm 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
May 17 (Saturday) 7:00 am City Trail Ride
The ride will start at the Billy Wolff Trail (Pine Lake Rd. and Heritage Lakes Entrance) head south and west, connect with the Rock Island Trail (at Zoo) head south, turn around at south YMCA and head back to start point. Average pace is 14 mph. Since sunrise is 6:50 am, have a front and rear light for the first part of the ride.
Roxie Romero
402-610-0815
25 miles
May 17 (Saturday) 11:00 am Eagle Loop
Ride starts at the ball fields at Holmes Lake. Take the trail east and south to Hwy 2. From there we will ride east to Bennett and Hwy 43.  Then turn north to Eagle. We can make a stop in Eagle, then head back on O St.
Scott Braly
402-580-1798
38 miles
May 18 (Sunday) 8:00 am Sertoma Oak Creek Valley Ride
See description on Other Area Rides page.

various
May 19 (Monday) 6:00 pm Holmes Lake Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet near the ball fields at Holmes Lake. City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph. as decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight.

TBD
May 20 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly social ride on the Mo Pac East Trail to Eagle. Full description...
None
20 miles
May 21 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm 10th Annual Ride of Silence
Local meeting place and route TBD. On May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police, and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
Hal Smith
402-310-5998
8 miles
May 22 (Thursday) 5:30 pm 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
May 24 (Saturday) 8:00 am Memorial Day Weekend Show and Go Ride
Meet at the bench on the north side of the bridge over Hwy 2 by the Rock Island Trail (approximately 27th & Hwy 2). This is road ride. The distance and route will be decided by the riders who show up. May divide into two or more groups to match pace and/or distance.

TBD
May 24 (Saturday) 10:30 am Culver’s Recumbent, Trikes and Other Three Wheel Bikes Ice Cream Ride
Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center (250 N 21st St). Will ride the trails to Culver’s on Old Cheney and return to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Pace 7 – 8 mph.
Jeanen Frances
402-429-9957
9-10 mi
May 26 (Monday) 6:00 pm Holmes Lake Slow and Go City Trail Ride
Meet near the ball fields at Holmes Lake. City trail ride with paces between 10 - 14 mph. as decided by the riders who show. Ride should return in daylight.

TBD
May 27 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Nacho Ride
Weekly social ride on the Mo Pac East Trail to Eagle. Full description...
None
20 miles
May 28 (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
May 29 (Thursday) 5:30 pm 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
May 31 (Saturday) 7:30 am Breakfast Ride
Meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 250 N 21 St. We will take the Billy Wolff Trail north to the John Dietrich Trail to Havelock stopping for breakfast at the Engine House Café and returning the same route. All trail riding except for about 6 blocks of quiet Havelock Streets. Pace is 10 – 12 mph.
Pat Bracken
402-309-0454
12 miles

Descriptions of Regular Weekly Club Rides

Date Time Ride Description Leader Distance
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