Lincoln Cycling Information
Great Plains Trails Network is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes development of the multi-use trail system in Lincoln and Lancaster County. GPTN has been instrumental in raising funds (through the Nebraska Trails Foundation) to expand the trail system and its facilities. Recent fund-raising projects have included the Elaine Hammer Bridge over busy North 27th Street on the MoPac Trail, the trail underpass beneath the new J Street on the Billy Wolff Trail, and the Jamaica North trail. GPTN is also a main organizer of the annual Trail Trek event.
teamFIRE organizes weekly rides in the Lincoln area.
Team Kaos/Alegent Health is a local racing team that competes regionally.
UNL Cycling Club at University of Nebraska Lincoln has weekly group rides and training rides. They focus on mountain bike and cyclo cross racing in the fall and road racing in the spring.
Star City BMX sponsors BMX racing for youth and adults.
Nebraska Cycling Clubs, Organizations, and Trails
Bellevue Bicycle Club in Bellevue, NE, is dedicated to the encouragement of all aspects of bicycling, including touring and mountain biking. The main goals of our club are fitness, fun and fellowship.
Blair Bike Club in Blair, NE has club rides and sponsors public rides.
County Cruisers is Omaha's oldest recumbent bicycle club.
Omaha Pedalers sponsors a variety of rides in the Omaha area for all levels and interests in cycling.
Dundee Chain Gang Cycling Club is based in the Dundee area of Omaha and embraces riders at all levels.
Mid America Bicycle Club organizes rides in Kearney, Nebraska.
Sandhills Bicycling Club located in Valentine, Nebraska.
Nebraska Trails Council is a statewide organization to promote trail development and use. The Council provides a collective voice for the local trail advocacy organizations that have formed in almost every part of the state, as well as for individual trail supporters.
Elkhorn Valley Trails Network is a non-profit organization formed by interested citizens to support trails in Northeast Nebraska.
Nebraska Recreational Trails website developed by Glenn Williams.
The BikeCowboyTrail.com website has maps, business listings, a planner, etc. for the Cowboy Trail, which is planned to run 321 miles across northern Nebraska, following the old Chicago & Northwestern rail route, which was called the "Cowboy Line."
Bike Trails in Surrounding States
The scenic Mickleson Trail runs for over 100 miles from Deadwood, South Dakota south through the Black Hills. This former railroad route features gentle grades, more than 100 converted railroad bridges, and four hard rock tunnels. The scenery includes open grasslands, parklike stretches of mixed forest and meadows, and narrow canyons.
The Katy Trail in Missouri is one of the longest "rail trails" in the country, stretching 225 miles from Clinton to St. Charles, Missouri. Over half of it follows Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River, where you can ride beneath towering river bluffs while eagles circle overhead.
League of American Bicyclists is a national cyclist advocacy group.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization, based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
Bicycling Life is a site with interests in the general promotion of bicycles as a means of transportation as well as bicycle safety
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists.
Adventure Cycling Association (nonprofit) is the premier bicycle travel organization in North America. They organize tours, provide cycling maps and other trip-planning resources, and work on bicycle advocacy projects.
Analytic Cycling provides technical methods for evaluating and estimating cycling performance and parameters. We're talking differential equations and mathematical modeling here.