Jul
26
2016

Getting Along: Route Choice

So you want to use your bike to get somewhere in Lincoln – but how? The route you’d take in your car is rarely the best bike route. When you start thinking like a cyclist, you’ll find that you develop a hierarchy of path/street types in your mind that guides you as you look at a map. From most (green) to least (red) comfortable, here’s mine: Yours may be completely different, and that’s perfectly fine. It […]

Jul
25
2016

Trail Ramblings: A Glimpse Of New Trail

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If you’ve been riding in Pioneer Park the last few days you may have noticed a new bike bridge sitting along the edge of the creek on the lower western part of the park, before you go up the road to the nature center. I was riding past the park early one morning last week trying to beat the heat and saw two flat bed trailers bringing two bridges into the park. I later located […]

Jul
24
2016

Get Out and Ride: End of July

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We took a look at the National Bike Challenge leader boards this morning, and it looks like Lincoln stayed strong all week in this wind, humidity, and heat and pulled out ahead of Madison. Now, let’s really put the hurt on them, increase that gap, and leave them in the dust. This week, we’ve got our regular schedule of weekly rides along with the LNK Hustle on Thursday, BicycLincoln’s Commuter Club on Friday, a Mustache ride on […]

Jul
19
2016

Trail Ramblings: Rambling On Different Trails.

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It sounds like the State games Cycling event and Rapha 100 this past weekend were a success. Owing to other events, I was in Iowa and Minnesota and looking for opportunities to sample some trails even if it was only for a few miles. Though I really wasn’t able to do more than scratch the surface, I did at least get a chance to sample a few out of state trails this past weekend while […]

Jul
18
2016

Getting Along: The Friendly Wave

Are you a “waver”? I am. And I cross paths with several on my commute every morning. I have no idea who they are, but there are two bicyclists and even one motorcyclist with whom I exchange waves or called-out hellos or good-mornings – same time, same place, every day. It’s one of the many charms of bike commuting. There is a human element unique to riding a bike. We are not enclosed in a […]

Jul
18
2016

Zoo Expansion and the Rock Island Trail

Did you know that the Lincoln Children’s Zoo’s expansion plans will likely impact the Rock Island trail? As part of its planned expansion, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo intends to shift the majority of its parking to two lots south of A Street – one lot on either side of the Rock Island trail, with a total of 400 parking spaces. Based on current plans, the lots would be connected by a driveway, allowing vehicle traffic to circulate […]

Jul
17
2016

Get Out and Ride: Beat Madison Week!

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Beat Madison Week! This week, instead of featured events, I’ve decided to take a moment and call all of you out to “Get Out and Ride/Log” and help us overtake Madison, WI in the National Bike Challenge. We’ve closed the gap over the past few weeks, overtaking them for a day, but now it’s time to shift it into a higher gear and leave them in the dust! Check out the charts and data below showing just how close […]

Jul
12
2016

Getting Along: Get a Green Light – With Your Bike

Welcome to Getting Along! Posts in this category will help you “get along” on your bike in two ways: Getting where you need to go on a bicycle, even if – and especially if – a trail or bike lane doesn’t get you there; and Sharing the road as a safe, savvy, and courteous road user. We’ll begin with a tip – a trick that I use every day on my residential-street commute. If you ride on […]

Jul
11
2016

Trail Ramblings: The Search For Chief Standing Bear’s Trail Head.

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Ever since I learned that the Ponca tribe finished the Chief Standing Bear trail from the Kansas border to Beatrice last year I’ve been wanting to check it out. I didn’t have time to go past Beatrice on the Homestead this past weekend, but I thought I would at least ride down and see where the CSB trail connects with it. Any of you who have tried this know what’s coming. It seems the trails […]

Jul
10
2016

Get Out and Ride: Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride

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Featured Event: Tuesday Night Nacho Ride Nacho Ride is going as strong as ever this year, even after The One Eyed Dog! permanently closed it’s doors. Taking its place in the same location is Bailey’s Local, serving delicious tacos, nachos, & taquitos from the kitchen starting at 5pm every Tuesday night. Also, for the 21+ crowd, sounds like the beer is flowing like wine at Bailey’s, so be sure to come thirsty as well as hungry. The […]

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