Browsing articles from "May, 2019"
May
27
2019

Trail Ramblings: Go Get Some “Vitamin G.”

For as much rain as we’ve had, the gravel has been remarkably good. Even the limestone I’ve been on hasn’t been too bad, if you don’t mind a stripe up your backside. If all I liked to do was mountain biking or dirt roads I’d be pretty sad about now. It will take a while for them to dry out. It’s good to have a variety of surfaces to ride on and I’ll ride pavement […]

May
20
2019

Trail Ramblings: Coming Up: Bike Safety 101.

Here is a teaser, a sort of horror version of a bike safety psa from 1963. Public sensibilities were different, but most of the safety rules are the same. View it at https://vimeo.com/133564723 (slightly better quality?), or on YouTube as One got fat. Only one of the nine riders makes it to their destination in this 15 minute film, due to disregarding traffic and safety rules. What are the most dangerous or annoying habits you’ve […]

May
13
2019

Trail Ramblings: It’s Bike To Work Week!

There was never a finer day to bike to work than today, so I hope you got to do it. I know some people have difficulties with family transportation schedules, etc. but I hope you are able to bike to work this week. I’m always amazed by the number of people who say they can’t ride to work because they would arrive looking sweaty and their workplace has no showers. There are ways around this. […]

May
13
2019

Bike to Work Week: May 13-17, 2019

It’s Bike to Work Week 2019! As you are planning your trips to work for the week, check out these links for some helpful route suggestions: If you are coming from Southeast Lincoln: this route starts at 84th & Old Cheney to connect to the Helen Boosalis Trail which runs along Highway 2 to connect to the Rock Island Trail which will take you past the N Street Cycle Track, the Jane Snyder Trail Center and UNL City Campus, all […]

May
6
2019

Trail Ramblings: Bike To Work, And School, And Errands, And With Friends, And To Vote, And…

You’ve probably noticed by now that next week is Bike To Work Week, beginning with a kick-off party this Friday May 10th  from 7:30- 9:00 A.M. at the Jane Snyder Trail Center. Our Wrap-Up Party will be the following Friday May 17th at the Bike LNK headquarters from 4- 6:30, 206 S. Antelope Valley Pkwy. Don’t forget that you can take your bike on StarTran buses if you’re worried you can’t ride both ways, or if the […]