Bike to Work
Local riders encouraged to repeat as National Bike Challenge Champions
To celebrate National Bike Month in May, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Bicyclincoln and BikeLNK invite area cyclists to start pedaling to help Lincoln continue their dominance as National Bike Challenge champions. The 2021 National Bike Challenge begins May 1 and runs through September 30. To participate, sign up here. 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 also won the month-long, business-oriented CycleSeptember challenge in 2020 with 80,501 miles, pedaling more than all other cities in the nation.
Bike to Work Week
Bike to Work Week runs through May 14th to May 21st. *Participants of any event are urged to practice social distancing and follow all directed health measures.*
All Week: Take advantage of various discounts available from participating businesses and vendors that are posted on the Bike to Work Week Event page and take the pledge online.
Safety 101 Class: Monday, May 17th at 4:30, at the Malone Center, 2032 U Street. Learn about bike safety, basic ABCs for bike riding, hand signals, rules of the road, and how to map your routes around Lincoln.
Safety 101 Class: Tuesday, May 18th at noon, at the Asian Community & Cultural Center, 144 N 44th Street, Suite A. Learn about bike safety, basic ABCs for bike riding, hand signals, rules of the road, and how to map your routes around Lincoln.
Safety 101 Class: Wednesday, May 19th at noon, at Pepe's Bistro, 11th and B Street. A 50% discount will be available during the lunch and learn event. Learn about bike safety, basic ABCs for bike riding, hand signals, rules of the road, and how to map your routes around Lincoln.
Tour de Lincoln: Thursday, May 20th at 6 p.m. Ride will start at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 228 N. 21st Street and tour Southeast Lincoln
Bike to Work Day: May 21, 2021 which includes a Wrap-up Event, 6 to 8 p.m., Jane Snyder Trails Center, 228 N. 21st St. Celebrate the end of Bike To Work Week with a raffle to win prizes donated by several local organizations that include food, beverages, clothing, gift certificates, and more. This family-friendly event will celebrate the entire Lincoln community's increasing capacity to use bikes as both transportation and recreation.
Plan Your Ride
Other cycling events this spring include the following:
National Ride a Bike Day - Sunday, May 2nd.
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. 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. The dates are as follows:
- May 6- Southwest Tour, 13 miles
- May 13 - Northwest Tour, 13 miles
- May 20 - Southeast Tour, 20 miles
- May 27 - Northeast Tour, 16 miles
Trail Trek – Sunday, June 20 at Speedway Village, 345 Speedway Circle. This celebration of Lincoln's trail system is led by GPTN 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. To register or for more information, visit gptn.org.
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