Bike Lincoln

 

Lincoln is a Bike City!

Bike Lincoln is the City's bicycling information and resource site, featuring useful information on registering your bike and planning your trip as well as smart cycling tipsinformative videoslinks to local non profits and bike shops and applicable laws. Use the easy comment form to provide input on improving your Lincoln bicycling experience.

The City of Lincoln was recently awarded a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists. It is Bike Lincoln's goal to create a safe, fun and healthy bicycling environment for everyone.


Play it Safe on the Trails

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  • Sanitary Sewer and Water and Stream Stability project in Wilderness Park along Old Cheney Road. This project is requiring the re routing of Wilderness Park Trails on both the east and west side of Salt Creek. Trail users are being re-routed along signed routes and the Jamaica North Trail. The Jamaica North Trail will also need to be closed for a short time when the project work is in its immediate area. This project will continue into winter 2020.
  • Construction of the Rock Island to Jamaica North Connector Bridge near Densmore Park and "Train Wreck Bridge". This major project will continue through this fall. Construction activities are being coordinated to minimize closure of the Jamaica North Trail. Obey closure barricades when they are in place. The Rock Island Trail will remain open until the final stages of the project when the trail to the bridge is constructed, then Densmore Park internal trails will be signed as an alternative route.
  • South Beltway Construction and utility relocation. In preparation for the South Beltway construction, many utilities are being relocated, requiring occasional short closures in the area 1/2 mile south of Saltillo Road. Obey closure barricades when they are in place. The Jamaica North Trail will remain open during South Beltway Construction with a temporary construction bridge over the trail and occasional flaggers on the trail during night work. This is a multi-year project.
  • NOTE: The above six projects are shown here(PDF, 1MB)  on a map. Our best advice is to follow the signage. There are re-route signs. If a long ride is planned, down to Beatrice or points south, it may be best to start at the Roca Road trailhead for the next month or so, just to be sure of a clear route. After the utility relocations for the South Beltway are done, the Saltillo Rd. Trailhead should be a good start point again. (April 7, 2020)
  • Portion of Old Cheney Road to close Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.
  • Jamaica North Trail near Wilderness Park to close for 80 days beginning July 6. The Jamaica North Trail between Old Cheney Road and South 14th Street will be closed for the next 80 days for work on the Rock Island to Jamaica North Connector Bridge. The project requires excavation of the trail surface, and it will not be possible to pass through the construction area. Additionally, the Jamaica North Trail on the north side of Old Cheney Road will be closed until July 13 for installation of a sanitary sewer line. The Wilderness Park Trail on the east side of Salt Creek will also be closed until fall at the point where it accesses the Jamaica North Trail at the connector bridge.
  • Salt Creek Levee Trail between "A" and Calvert streets is now closed while the Army Corps of Engineers repairs the levees. The project completion date has not been determined. Trail users are advised to use the Jamaica North Trail in that area.
  • Rock Island Trail between Capitol Parkway and "A" Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 through June 12 to repair an adjacent retaining wall. The recommended detour is to use the Billy Wolff Trail along Capitol Parkway, travel to Antelope Park south of "A" Street and then rejoin the Rock Island Trail at Garfield Street.
  • Jamaica North Trail near Wilderness Park to close for 80 days beginning July 6. The Jamaica North Trail between Old Cheney Road and South 14th Street will be closed for the next 80 days for work on the Rock Island to Jamaica North Connector Bridge. The project requires excavation of the trail surface, and it will not be possible to pass through the construction area. Additionally, the Jamaica North Trail on the north side of Old Cheney Road will be closed until July 13 for installation of a sanitary sewer line. The Wilderness Park Trail on the east side of Salt Creek will also be closed until fall at the point where it accesses the Jamaica North Trail at the connector bridge.
  • MoPac Trail between 93rd Street and the trailhead on 98th Street is now closed for repairs. Work is expected to be completed by August 7. Trail users are encouraged to join the trail just east of the 98th Street trailhead to avoid the work area.