Hot and humid in the Nebraska summer? You bet! But Nebraska cyclists have endured the heat and pedaled in scorching sun time and time again. What better way to beat the heat than to ride in the Heatstroke 100 — if you dare! (Just be sure to take advantage of the SAG stops along the way!)

The 2024 Heatstroke 100 ride will be held Sunday September 1st.

The Heatstroke 100 explores the highways and byways in the scenic Ashland-Louisville area. The ride routes will start and end at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum on Hwy 66 just off of I-80.

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Heatstroke Road Routes

Our Heatstroke 100 road routes are the same for 2024 as last year, and again utilize the scenic Lied Platte River Bridge on two of the three loops. You can download a PDF file of the map of the road routes below.

Download the 2024 Heatstroke road route map (PDF).

The road route consists of three loops (24, 35, and 38 miles), each starting and ending at the museum. You can ride one, two, or all three loops (in any order). Ride day registration starts at 7:00 am, and the ride starts at 7:30 am. The course will close at 5:30 pm (so our volunteers can get home at a decent hour after a long day!).

Water and snacks will be available at three SAG stops along the road routes and at the SAC Museum. Roving SAG support will also be provided.

The trail connecting the Lied Bridge to Hwy 31 on the north side of the river is about a quarter mile of limestone surface (freshly reconstructed to repair flood damage). The four-mile stretch of Hwy 31 (Loop 3) from the north Lied Bridge trailhead to Hwy 50 parallels the MoPac Trail. Riders are welcome to use either the highway or the trail on this stretch.

Road Route Loops on Ride with GPS website

Below are links to the road route loops at the Ride with GPS website. Press the Send to Device button to download the map to your smartphone or supported GPS device.

Heatstroke Loop 1 Heatstroke Loop 2 Heatstroke Loop 3

Road Route GPX Files

Use the links below to download GPX files for each Heatstroke road loop for your GPS device or phone.

Heatstroke Loop 1 Heatstroke Loop 2 Heatstroke Loop 3

Heatstroke Gravel Route for 2024

If you want to get closer to the corn and the cows, we have a gravel route starting and ending at the same location as the road routes (SAC Museum) and including all of the road route SAG stops. The total distance is around 54 miles and includes gravel roads, a section of the MoPac Trail including the Lied Bridge across the Platte River, and some short highway sections needed to connect everything.

Map of 2022 Gravel Route as PDF

Link to online map of gravel route at Ride with GPS. Press the Send to Device button to download the map to your smartphone or supported GPS device.

Ride Volunteer Information

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