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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!

Google Ride Calender

July Rides

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Jul 11, 2015OWL RideLewis and Clark LandingA benefit for The Meyer Foundation (Omaha) The OwL Ride gives riders a choice of an 7.5-mile short course and a 17-mile extended route. With its non-competitive format and choice of courses, both casual and serious riders and families can enjoy the unique experience of the OwL Ride. Come join us at 10 p.m. July 11 for a cruise through the city with your nocturnal friends. For more info and to register, go to http://owlride.org/
Jul 19, 2015RAGBRAIAcross IowaThe Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 43rd year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.

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 is 8am.  Pace averages 12-15 mph for about a 25 mile roundtrip.  Routes may differ week to week, but generally go in westerly or northernly directions.  Don't forget your cash!  We may stop for breakfast or snacks.  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 Trail Ride

Meet up with M.J.or Jan on Tuesday mornings at 9 am for a Omaha area trail ride. Check the  The Bike Rack Facebook on Mondays to see where the Tuesday ride is meeting, and where we're going.  Ride distance is 20-25 miles and speed of 11-14mph on average.

Wabash Wednesday

Enjoy the scenic Wabash Trace  as we ride to Mineola and back. We will stop for a snack in Mineola so bring some $$. This is a casual, no drop ride on the first 3 Wednesdays of the month.  Meet at 6:15 pm at Wabsh trailhead in Council Bluffs.  Be sure to check The Bike Rack Facebook page for ride updates.  

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides

 Join us every Thursday evening at 6:30pm 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.  Click here to go to our Facebook page for the status of this weeks ride.  One full lap takes about an hour.

Thursday Evening Gravel Ride

Join Eric B. at The Bike Rack in Lincoln every Thursday evening all season long.  This no-drop ride will depart from our Lincoln store location, find some gravel and minimum maintenance roads, and cover whatever miles can be covered in about 2 hours.  Weather conditions:  Temperature above 50F and chance of precipitation less than 50% (go to www.wunderground.com to check).  You can also call the store or check our Facebook page for the most current info.

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 on one of our Facebook pages.  For Omaha rides click here, for Lincoln rides click here.