Jun
29
2015

Trail Ramblings: Something for Everyone

The open trails are in great shape and ’tis the season for group rides and cycling events. Whether it was Trail Trek, Odin’s Revenge (my ride of choice this past weekend), the Lincoln Hustle, the Nacho Ride, or a dozen other cycling events, this past week has seen it. There’s a ride for everyone’s interest and skill level. For many years I was a solitary commuter and occasional trail rider. I didn’t know about the […]

Jun
22
2015

Trail Ramblings, purple stains

This week trail conditions on the open trails are good. Only the upper reaches of the Billy Wolfe, under 84th and under Old Cheney are still muddy as of this morning. Water is no longer backed up at 70th, which is accompanied by submerged picnic tables and benches at Holmes lake. Even the repeated washout on the Mopac between A and 98th Streets was repaired, at least for the time being, this morning. With the […]

Jun
16
2015

Trail Ramblings

Do You ride the trails in and around Lincoln or are you a street rider? Most of us reading this are, I suspect, users of both. As such, many of you have probably seen some of the effects of the recent floods. You know some of your favorites, like the Jamaica North and Homestead trails, as well as the trails in Wilderness Park will be out of commission for some time, maybe even the rest […]

Mar
18
2015

Guest Post: Ben Welstead and the New Bicyclist Experience

Spring is coming (or here?), and many are beginning to dig their bicycles out of the garage for the first time in 2015. Others are considering utilizing a bicycle in their daily lives for the first time since childhood. Factors such as health, trail accessibility, and free parking often spur this yearly shift toward more and more people on bicycles in our city, but as most bicycle riders discover, their motivations move beyond measurable metrics such as fitness to immeasurable ones like happiness and well-being. Below […]

Oct
24
2014

2014 National Bike Challenge Awards Party

The stroke of midnight on October 1st marked the end of the 2014 National Bike Challenge, and Lincoln once again stood on the podium. The yearly event aimed to unite cyclist across America, and promote new riders to take on a healthier lifestyle, was a huge success, with over 47,000 riders nation wide logging more than 23 million miles between May 1st and September 30th . BicycLincoln was excited to host our local challenge for […]

Jul
30
2014

14th Street Lane: Construction Edition

The construction in downtown Lincoln has been the scourge of all traffic this summer—and not only because it’s made for more frustrated motorists than usual! P Street’s facelift has irked city management and residents alike for the reduction of lanes, sidewalks, and parking. One can only hope for the single positive that may emerge from this dark time: that motorists realize they should take more advantage of the downtown garage’s free first hour of parking […]

Jun
2
2014

Fenders to Vendors at the Fallbrook Farmers’ Market!

On the first Thursday of every month, the Fallbrook Farmers’ Market wants to extend a special invitation to shoppers arriving on bikes with their Fenders to Vendors events. The market, held from 4:30-8 PM, makes for a nice bike ride from central Lincoln via the 1st Street, Highlands, or Superior Street bike trails. Enjoy shopping for fresh produce, live music, and refreshments! On July 3rd, BicycLincoln would like to invite participants in the National Bike […]

May
29
2014

Press Release 2014 Bike Challenge

Lincoln surprised more than a few people across the country by finishing in 1st place for communities with populations of 200,000+ in the second annual National Bike Challenge during the spring and summer of 2013. Nebraska also finished in second place in the Challenge among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The National Bike Challenge is back for its third year, and the challenge is to again finish in first place in this […]

May
29
2014

A persuasive case for the bike from a young woman

This post originally appeared on the Sheclismo blog We’re very excited to publish this guest post from one of our young riders, Ren. She wrote this persuasive essay for school. We couldn’t agree more with her logic. Go, Ren, go! The author out for a ride BIKE VS CAR By Serenity Christiansen You’re driving your car to work on Friday. You have a big meeting to go to and you can’t miss it. Poof, you […]

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