To celebrate National Bike Month in May, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department invites area cyclists to start pedaling to help Lincoln three-peat as National Bike Challenge champions. The 2018 National Bike Challenge began May 1 and runs through September 30. To participate, sign up at lovetoride.net. In 2017, Lincoln won the Challenge for the third time in five years. Previous wins were in 2016 and 2013. Last year, 899 Lincoln riders logged 704,502 miles.
Other cycling events this spring include the following:
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 p.m. at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 21st and "Q" streets. For more information, visit gptn.org. The dates are as follows:
Bike to Work Week - May 14 through 18. Events include the following:
Trail Trek - Saturday, June 23 at Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Circle. This celebration of Lincoln's trail system is led by GPTN and features seven fun rides ranging from 10 to 62.1 miles. Each participant receives a shirt, a water bottle (first 1,000 entries), on-trail water and snacks, and lunch at Haymarket or Elmwood Park. To register or for more information, visit gptn.org.