Cycling Links

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 Jamaica North trail and the planned N Street protected bikeway. GPTN is also a main organizer of the annual Trail Trek event.

BICYCLINCOLN is a community group that supports and promotes bicycling in Lincoln

Bike Lincoln is the City of Lincoln’s bicycling information and resource site, featuring useful information on registering your bike and planning your trip as well as smart cycling tips, informative videos, applicable laws, and links to local non profits and bike shops. Use the easy comment form to provide input on improving your Lincoln bicycling experience.

Lincoln Bike Kitchen refurbishes bikes and gives them to children 13 and under for free. Older children can earn a bike by helping with the refurbishing. The Lincoln Bike Kitchen does free reparis and trains people to do their own repairs.
Volunteer mechanics are always needed.

M.A.D. DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social disorder) is a non-profit organization that refurbishes and donates hundreds of bikes to children annually in Lincoln through various programs.

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.

Lincoln Bike Shops page

Nebraska Cycling Clubs, Organizations, Trails, and Websites

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance is a nonprofit corporation primarily supported by public donations, memberships and grants. Its mission is to promote health and safety for all who ride bicycles in Nebraska.

Cycle Nebraska seeks to build and grow a community of cyclists within our state, focused on a shared lifestyle and the joy that comes from riding a bike. The website is now working to become the information center for all cyclists across the state. Organizations can post their public and club rides on the site’s ride calendar.

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.

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.

Nebraska Cycling Association and Nebraska Cycling News post information about all types of bicycle racing in Nebraska.

Nebraska Recreational Trails website developed by Glenn Williams.

The 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 Mickelson 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.

National Organizations

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.

Other Links

Analytic Cycling provides technical methods for evaluating and estimating cycling performance and parameters. We’re talking differential equations and mathematical modeling here.