Aug
22
2016

Getting Along: A First Attempt at Gravel Worlds

I was going to wait until next year. I followed the status of Gravel Worlds 2016 signup just closely enough to intentionally miss the start of it, hoping it would fill up right away and I’d “accidentally” miss my chance. I just started riding gravel in May of this year, after all, and I think I can still count the number of gravel rides I’ve done on my fingers. I’ve become a regular on Cycle […]

Aug
22
2016

Trail Ramblings: A Nice Ride In The Country, Or Slaying The Dragon?

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This will be my last post for a while, as I’ll be in China for the next ten months. I hope to be bicyclincoln’s foreign correspondent and get the occasional post sent in from there. Now though, Saturday’s ride. Gravel Worlds is in my view, the pinnacle of the cycling season here in Lincoln. Though I know some of you are more partial to road racing, others to mountain biking, and yet others to cyclocross, […]

Aug
22
2016

Get Out and Ride: August 22-28

Get Out and Ride (GOAR) is a Sunday night blog post that we’ll do our best to consolidate all the bicycling events, rides, and races coming up in the next week into one easy to digest list of details and links with a different featured event each week. The plan will be to update these posts with more events and details as the week goes on, and help get more people in the know about cycling related activities around Lincoln. Feel free to email us at info@bicyclincoln.org with events we may have missed, updates to events we have listed, or future events in the coming weeks.

Aug
15
2016

Getting Along: Take Action

You see a lot while you’re on the bike. Potholes. Dead animals. Face-smacking foliage. Signs mowed down by vehicles. You might think to yourself, “Hmph! Someone should fix that!” Someone very well might, but they have to know about it first. Here’s where the City of Lincoln’s Action Center comes in. From the main City of Lincoln website, click on “City Service Request” under “Citizen Action Center” to get to this page: You’ll notice on the side of that page […]

Aug
15
2016

Trail Ramblings: I Found Chief Standing Bear’s Almost Finished Trail Head.

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Last month I wrote about riding the Homestead Trail to Beatrice to check out the trail head of the Chief Standing Bear Trail to Marysville, KS. At the border of Kansas it turns into the Blue River trail, but it’s continuous from the Homestead trail beginning at Saltillo to Marysville. When a few more trails and links are repaired or completed it will be possible to ride on to Omaha via the Mopac from Lincoln […]

Aug
14
2016

Get Out and Ride: Gravel Worlds Week!

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Gravel Worlds Week! It’s the week of Gravel Worlds 2016! The ride is this Saturday, August 20, and will contain a grueling 150 miles of self-supported grinding gravel goodness. It’s no stroll through the park, and definitely not to be taken lightly. Every year, 100s of gravel enthusiasts travel to Lincoln to experience and compete in this ride and try to earn their Gravel Worlds stripes. Some rules to keep in mind, self-supported means you can’t have folks helping you along […]

Aug
8
2016

Getting Along: Hug Friends, Not Curbs

I saw him this week, riding down the quiet residential end of Randolph Street – a cyclist whose desire to be polite and stay out of the way led him to ride right down the gutter. At every parked car, he’d pop out into the street, then duck between cars to ride against the curb before popping out again. I feared for him when – pop! – there he was, out in the street, as […]

Aug
8
2016

Trail Ramblings: What IS That Plant?

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You ride past them, but do you know what they are? Rails to Trails corridors and waterways are great places to see both native plants and opportunistic interlopers. Some are medicinal, some are edible, and some are poisonous, would you know the difference? Some trails provide identification markers, and our LPSNRD has installed interpretive signs showing invasive plant species at some state parks and along the Mopac on the other side of the Platte river. […]

Aug
7
2016

Get Out and Ride: August 8-14

Sorry about the lack of content folks, been tough to find the time to write the last couple weeks. I’ll start working on next week’s post today so we get some content with the schedule next week. Anyway, here’s this week’s schedule, check it over, find a ride (or two), and pull out those steeds and GET OUT AND RIDE! This Week’s Calendar: Monday (August 8) Chit Chat Ride – Joyride Bicycles Time: 6pm (meet at 5:45pm) […]

Aug
2
2016

Getting Along: Bike-Friendliness

Lincoln is getting noticed as a bike-friendly city, and for good reason. We have a number of accomplishments to celebrate: In April we officially opened our brand-new N Street Protected Bike Lane, which is already garnering accolades from sites such as Streetsblog and People for Bikes (America’s 10 Best New Bike Lanes 2015). It was the first protected bike lane in Nebraska. Our mayor, Chris Beutler, adopted a Complete Streets policy in September 2013, and a […]

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