Browsing articles from "July, 2013"
Jul
24
2013

Action Needed: Hwy 77 and Hwy 2 reclassification

As plans for the South Beltway take shape, it’s come to our attention that little comment from cyclists has been heard. Part of the issue is that sections of HWY 77 and HWY 2 are going to be reclassified as freeways, meaning no bikes allowed on the shoulder. What will this do? Well, for cyclists wanting to ride on pavement, it’s going to be difficult and dangerous to get south of town. Alternate roadways in […]

Jul
21
2013

Half Way There

We just passed the half way point for the 2013 National Bike Challenge. Right off the bat at the start of the Challenge, May 1st, Lincoln had a strong showing and we are still claiming a strong second place for class one cites, just a few points behind first place Madison WI. We have 1040 registered riders with 867 actively logging miles. Nationally we have a top five rider, two teams in the top fifty, […]

Jul
18
2013

Wilderness needs your help!

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation budget is in need of restoration in order to keep up with the maintenance of Wilderness Park.  As of now, Wilderness Park is mowed only twice a year.  With the budget restored Parks and Rec would be able to mow it 4 times a year.  It does not seem like much but it would be a considerable improvement for the park and the many Lincoln residents who enjoy everything wilderness […]

Jul
16
2013

Guest blog: Rise to the Challenge

Halfway through the National Bike Challenge, Lincoln’s residents are doing a great job of logging miles. We checked in with one rider, Michaella Kumke, who has been posting daily updates on her journey. It’s an inspiring one! Have a story to share? Contact us! -Elisabeth Rise to the Challenge by Michaella Kumke The trails were slushy and sloppy after an overnight, dusting of snow. It wasn’t more than an inch of accumulation, but did I […]