Bike to Work




May is Bike Month

National Bike to Work Week 2018 will be held May 14-18, 2018.

Bike to Work Day is May 18, 2018 !

Local riders encouraged to three-peat as National Bike Challenge champions.

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:

  1. May 10 - Southwest Tour, 16 miles
  2. May 17 - Northwest Tour, 12 miles
  3. May 24 - Southeast Tour, 15 miles
  4. •May 31 - Northeast Tour, 16 miles

Bike to Work Week - May 14 through 18. Events include the following:

  1. Monday, May 11 - Kickoff Event, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Method Cycles and Craft House, 416 South 11th Street. Participants can enjoy specials on coffee and pastries and pick up "Bike Bingo" cards to be played during the week. Information will also be shared about upcoming bicycle events and Lincoln's new bike share program, BikeLNK.
  2. Friday May 18 - Wrap-up Event, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Method Cycles and Craft House. "Bike Bingo" prizes, which include BikeLNK passes and gift certificates to local bike shops, will be awarded. Happy Hour specials will also be available.

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.

For more information on cycling in Lincoln, contact Mike Heyl, Public Health Educator, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department - mheyl@lincoln.ne.gov, 402-441-3889, or visit bike.lincoln.ne.gov.