Events

Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week 2022

Bike to Work Week runs through May 15th to May 22nd and will include a weeks worth of activities to support bicycling to work including safety classes, a bike tour, events, and prizes. Stay tuned for more details on when and where the activities will take place. We also hope to continue the tradition of providing various discounts available from participating businesses and vendors that will be posted on the Bike to Work Week Event page.

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National Bike Challenge Champions

To celebrate National Bike Month in May, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Bicyclincoln and BikeLNK invited area cyclists to start pedaling to help Lincoln continue their dominance as National Bike Challenge champions. The 2021 National Bike Challenge began May 1 and ended September 30. Lincolnites logged 458,503 miles giving us a top finish in the category for cities our size and third place nationwide behind Portland and Atlanta. We have also won in past years with:

  • In 2020, Lincoln was a National Bike Challenge champion for the fifth time in nine years, with 1,568 Lincoln riders pedaling more than all other cities in the nation, logging 453,529 miles.
  • Lincoln was the overall national champion in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2019.  Lincoln’s national championship victories surpass all other communities in the nation, beating cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Portland, and Philadelphia. 
  • Lincoln cyclists won the month-long, business-oriented CycleSeptember challenge in 2020 with 80,501 miles, pedaling more than all other cities in the nation.

Other Cycling Events

Trail-a-Thon - The Lincoln Trail-A-Thon is a challenge to ride, run, jog or walk all 79 miles of trails within the Lincoln city limits throughout 2022Visit GPTN for more details.

May

National Ride a Bike Day - The first ever National Ride a Bike Day was held on Earth Day in 2021. Participants were encourage to ride a bike that day at their own pace, either for fun, to run an errand, or on their commute. In 2022, National Ride a Bike Day will be held on May 1st.

Tour de Lincoln - Hosted by the Great Plains Trails Network (GPTN), this free event showcases trails in all four quadrants of the City. The four separate rides begin at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday in May at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 21st and "Q" Streets. Tour de Lincoln will be following CDC guidelines for events. For more information, visit gptn.org.

Prairie to Prairie Run-Bike-Run - A fundraiser for the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch consisting of a 5K in Pioneers Park, 15 mile bike ride to Spring Creek Prairie, and a 5K run through Spring Creek Prairie. 

June

Trail Trek –  This celebration of Lincoln's trail system is led by GPTN in June and features four fun rides ranging from 10 to 44 miles.  Each participant receives a shirt, a water bottle (first 1,000 entries), on-trail water and snacks, and lunch at Speedway Village. For more information, visit gptn.org.

BRAN –  BRAN stands for Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska and is a once a year opportunity to visit the sites and enjoy the country hospitality of Nebraska from the seat of your bicycle. Proceeds from the June ride are used to fund scholarships at post-secondary schools in Nebraska (Nebraska students attending Nebraska schools).For more information, visit http://bran-inc.org.

September

Streets Alive!  – This one day annual celebration in September is held in a different neighborhood every two years and is designed to promote active living and healthy lifestyle choices. The event includes exhibitors, music, dance, art, and interactive fitness and sports demonstrations. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, skate, and stroll through the two-mile festival route. More information can be found on the Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln page.

Goldenride  – A weekend bicycle event in September that will start at Lincoln’s The Hub Cafe/Jayne Snyder Trails Center and follow the Homestead Trail 44 miles south to Chautauqua Park in Beatrice. The event supports the work of Bike Walk Nebraska.

For more events check out the Great Plains Bicycling Club page. 

Questions? Email bike@lincoln.ne.gov.