May
23
2016

Trail Ramblings: Bicycle Commuting As A Lifestyle

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Many of you may wonder how it’s possible to spend more time on your bike when every minute can seem like it belongs to someone else. Between work, food prep, getting kids off to school or picking them up, there are projects to tackle. There is home and yard maintenance and family time to catch up on. When can you squeeze any more riding in? To be sure there are times in your life when […]

May
22
2016

Get Out and Ride: Sticker Hustlin’

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Featured Event: Lincoln Hustle The Lincoln Hustle (#lnkhustle) is an urban bike race held on the last Thursday of every month in Lincoln. Generally, they’ll make a post the week of the race with a meeting time and place, start time, and cost. Most of the time they’ll start between 7pm and 8pm, cost can be anywhere from free to $5, and they’re usually meant to be completed within an hour. At the starting point you’ll get […]

May
19
2016

Bike to Work Week: Friday, May 20th – Jayne Snyder Trail Center & Hub Cafe

The City of Lincoln is partnering with the local bicycling community to encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Week, May 13-20th. An event will be held on Friday, May 20 from 4 pm until 6 pm at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center.  The Hub Café will provide participants a special coupon offering a $1 off local beers on tap or wines by the glass on the day of ride and 20% off food […]

May
16
2016

Trail Ramblings: What Makes A Business “Bike Friendly?”

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Since we’re heading full speed into high season for riding and the National Bike Challenge, we were wondering here in the bike cave at mission control what businesses can do to help promote the Challenge and to motivate riders to bike more. Do you have some good suggestions? Ploughshare Brewing Company and Moran’s Liquorworks tasting room both offer $1.00 off your first pint when you show them the NBC sticker on your helmet you wore […]

May
15
2016

Get Out and Ride: Bike to Work Week Edition

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It’s Bike to Work week, but that doesn’t mean that commuting is the only time you should ride your bike this week. There’s plenty going on if you’re looking to get in the saddle, which means it’s probably as good of a time as ever to get our new weekly post up to highlight the coming week’s cycling activities. Each week we’ll feature a specific event or two, and also have a list of events coming up in the next […]

May
9
2016

Trail Ramblings: Getting Friends And Family On Two Wheels.

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I know many of you enjoyed the beautiful weather this past weekend by going for a ride. I saw a lot of moms and their families out Sunday on two wheels, myself included. Sometimes we have friends and family who would like to get on their bikes and ride, but are stymied by such things as flats they may not know how to fix, simple adjustments, or mechanical issues. Maybe their bike has been in […]

May
2
2016

Trail Ramblings: Why We Log

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If you haven’t noticed, it’s that time again. Time to log your miles for the National Bike Challenge. If you’re reading these words you probably know what it is and are either logging, or not. If you are, thanks for supporting Lincoln’s bicycle community and showing we walk the talk by the numbers. If you’re not that’s your choice of course, but we’re curious as to why not. Some find it cumbersome to use the […]

Apr
25
2016

Trail Ramblings: Well Celebrated And Waiting For Adjustments.

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The “ribbon cutting” has come and gone, and we love the N St. cycletrack, just not the lights and timing. We’ve heard a steady stream of comments like this since the soft opening in January. There’s been a steady flow of bicycle traffic since then, (and even before) and we are excited to have such a great piece of bicycle infrastructure in Lincoln. Minneapolis may hold the distinction of being the only U.S. City making […]

Apr
18
2016

Trail Ramblings: The Challenge Will Be Here Soon, How Will You Get Those Miles?

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Are you strictly a commuter or do you mainly ride recreationally? (I consider commuting a kind of recreation, but maybe others would not.) Whatever your motivation, I hope you’ll sign up for the National Bike Challenge, which starts May 1st and runs through Sept. 30. We are now in the warm-up phase and you can be logging miles now if you choose. If you’ve participated before, you know the drill. If you’re new, you can […]

Apr
11
2016

Trail Ramblings: Your Trail Options Just Increased By One.

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I know many of you have been sorely missing your Princeton/Cortland ride via the Homestead trail, so I hope you were able to go check it out this past weekend. One can see where the repairs were made and a serious amount of industrial strength weed whacking of overgrowth along the sides of the trail is apparent. You find that along segments of the Mopac as well. My ride took me to Pickrell. I kept […]

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