Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. Store sponsored rides also require flat repair materials. (Spare tube, CO2 or mini-pump, tire levers, etc.)  We also suggest energy food, cellphone, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

In case of inclement weather, please call the store to see if the ride is meeting or check weather at www.wunderground.com.  Bike Rack sponsored rides will take place if forecast is for temperature to be greater than 50F and chance of rain is less than 50%. Other rides are sponsored by local clubs and teams.

Mountain Bike Rides:  Rides are subject to cancellation if trails are wet or muddy.  Don't ride wet trails!

New rider 1 on 1 edu-ride

We can arrange for you to ride with an experienced road and path rider who can answer all your questions and help you become comfortable with your new bike.  Call the Omaha or Lincoln store to make arrangements. Omaha: 402-333-1031, Lincoln: 402-488-2101.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Ride

Every Sunday meet up with us for a comfortable and friendly road ride starting at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Elkhorn.  Start time at the start of the season is 9am, but will likely be moved to an earlier time when it starts to get hot.  Pace averages 14-15 mph for approx. 25 mile roundtrip.  Routes may differ week to week, but generally we make our way to Valley for breakfast.  Don't forget your cash!  This no drop ride is self-supported- make sure you have the repair materials we recommend above.

Monday Evening Road Ride (Lincoln)

Join us every Monday evening at The Bike Rack in Lincoln for a 20-30 mile no drop road ride.  Road bikes are suggested.  Call the Lincoln store at 402-488-2101 if you have any questions.

Tuesday Afternoon Ride

This ride is scheduled to start 4/15/14

Meet up with M.J. at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village for a enjoyable ride on the Keystone trail.  Ride starts at 2:30pm.  Locations may change to other paved trails in the area so be sure to check The Bike Rack Facebook page for updates. Ride distance is 20-25 miles and speed of 11-14mph on average.

Tuesday Evening Women's Ride

This ride has resumed for the season! (as of 4/1/14)
Join Nancy every Tuesday evening all season long for a women' specific road ride.  Rides often leave from The Bike Rack in Omaha, but may leave from other locations in the Omaha area as well.  Check the Omaha Metro Cycling for Women's Facebook page for the latest info.
Rides are for women but will let the occasional male ride with them ;-)  Rides are generally in the 15 to 25 mile range with speeds averaging 12-16mph.
50/50 rule applies (temperature above 50 and chance of precipitation less than 50%) and we will use KETV for our guide. Check with Bike Rack at 5pm for day of update.

Wednesday Morning Lake Zorinsky Ride

This ride is scheduled to start 4/23/14

Join us weekly for rides around Lake Zorinsky in Omaha.  Meet at 10am on the East side of 168th Street at the Pavillion (North side of lake).  This will be a fun, social ride.  Check The Bike Rack Facebook page for updates on start times and start locations.  For questions contact Jan at: jgraham@bike-rack.com

Wednesday Women's Mountain Ride

This ride is scheduled to start 4/23/14

Join Marla to learn some basic mountain biking skills and enjoy the well maintained trails at Tranquility Park.  Be ready to ride at 6:15 pm from the Fort Street parking lot.  Be sure to check The Bike Rack Facebook page as this ride will explore some other trails in the Omaha area throughout the season.

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides

Join us every Thursday evening at 6:00pm at Tranquility Park in Omaha for group mountain bike rides.  Tranquility Park is a great place to see what mountain biking is all about; trails that are fun for both the newbie and more experienced riders. 

Our rides are oriented towards the new mountain bike owner who's new to the off-road experience, but those of you with more experience are welcome to come and share your knowledge too!

Meet at upper parking lot near Moyer Ice Complex off of Maple Street.  Ride will be cancelled if trail is wet/muddy.  One full lap takes about an hour.  Due to earlier sunset you'll need a capable headlight.

Maintenance Classes

The Bike Rack is pleased to offer free bike maintenance classes the first and third Thursday evening of the month year-round.  Topics covered will include flat repair, basic adjustments, cleaning your bike, etc.  Join us at either the Omaha or Lincoln location at 6pm the first and third Thursday of the month!

Cancellations/ Changes to rides

When an event posted in our calender is cancelled or changed for reasons unforeseen- we'll post it here.

Calender