Rides Sponsored by Other Organizations
Listed below are rides in Nebraska and the surrounding region sponsored by organizations other than GPBC. To get your ride on the list, please contact the webmaster.
For rides sponsored by Great Plains Bicycling Club, see our Club Ride Schedule.
Most multi-day rides are annual events, each with their own website. Many of these rides fill up well in advance; some have lotteries to select the participants from those that submit registration forms. As such, they require advance planning.
There are several annual multi-day rides held in Nebraska:
BRAN (Bike Ride Across Nebraska) BRAN 41: June 4 – 10, 2023
Starting Town: Benkelman, Nebraska. Ending Location: Ashland, Nebraska.
Overnight towns: Cambridge, Alma, Red Cloud, Hebron, Wilber, Seward
Bike Ride Across Nebraska is an annual 7-day west-to-east ride across the state sponsored by Omaha Pedalers. The route varies from year to year. BRAN is limited to 600 riders.
Tour De Nebraska is a fully sagged 5-day loop bicycle tour of rural Nebraska that is limited to 500 riders. The route varies from year to year. The 2023 tour will be June 20 – 25. The advantage to a loop tour is that you don’t need to find transportation back to the tour’s starting point. For more information, visit the Tour de Nebraska website.
A sampling of multiday tours in states surrounding Nebraska:
Cottonwood 200 The Cottonwood 200 is a loop tour over the three day Memorial Day Weekend (75-50-75 miles) that follows paved secondary roads through the Flint Hills, Kansas. The routes will include SAG stops with bountiful food and water approximately every 10-15 miles. May 27-29, 2023.
RAGBRAI The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The 2023 ride runs from July 22 – 29. The ride will meander west to east across Iowa; route to be announced 1/28/2023.
Biking Across Kansas. Eight amazing days of bicycling adventure across the rolling plains of Kansas. Over 450 miles, from Colorado to Missouri. The 2023 BAK ride is set for June 10-17.
Ride Across South Dakota. RASDak is a seven-day cross-state ride across South Dakota, June 4-9 2023. Registration is limited to 200 full-week riders. Single day riders are welcome. Registered riders receive on-route support and camping accommodations. Regular food and rest stops are provided along the way, usually by local groups as fundraisers. A full route map and FAQs are on the ride’s website.
Ride the Rockies The Denver Post Ride The Rockies is an annual bicycle tour that takes 2,000 cyclists on a 6-7 day ride on paved roads through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains each June. The Ride The Rockies route is different each year, but always climbs a few challenging mountain passes and showcases Colorado’s spectacular scenery. Daily rides can be as short as 35 miles or as long as 100 miles, but generally average 60-65 miles. Ride The Rockies registration is conducted on a lottery basis. The 2023 version is scheduled for June 11-16.
Pedaler’s Jamboree Missouri May 27-28, 2023. The Pedaler’s Jamboree is a music festival created for bicycle riders and non-riders alike! The 2023 ride will be from Columbia to Boonville on the Katy Trail.