Trail Ramblings: What A Week For Biking In Lincoln!

If you’ve been paying attention to your announcements, you know that barring unforeseen circumstances this Monday is the long anticipated opening of the N Street Protected Bikeway. If you haven’t watched the informational videos detailing lane markings and signals, then you should do so.

bike boxYou can go to ‪#‎BikeNStreet‬ ‪#‎LNK‬ Downtown or or simply see last week’s posts on Facebook for links to the videos. It even placed 4th on’s 10 best new bike lanes of 2015!

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A new rider under the Penny Bridges

On top of that, the Rock Island trail opened last Thursday under the Penny Bridges, wide and well-lit, and the Billy Wolfe under 27th and Capitol Parkway is so close to being finished we can almost taste it. Winter riding in Lincoln is about to become a little easier. In weather like we’ve been having, there’s really no reason not to get out and enjoy it.

27th under billy
27th and Capitol Parkway

That being said however, do keep in mind that the limestone and dirt trails can remain boggy and muddy since they don’t dry out as fast in cooler weather. You can even find a bit of ice and snow in protected areas. Still, it’s beautiful out there and quite different from when it was leaf covered.

icy mopac
Ice and mud on Mopac trail