Trail Ramblings: Happy Bike Week!

It seems that this week is bringing us nearly perfect riding weather. If it feels a little cool in the morning, wear a jacket! And don’t forget to send us your bike commuting pictures. Tag @bicyclincoln along with the #biketoworkweek hashtag to be featured in our story and a chance to win in a random drawing at the end of the week!

I saw a lot of people out enjoying the trails this past weekend. In the future we’ll have more places to ride, according to the Master Plan For Mountain Bike Trails. A plan was approved by the Parks and Recreation advisory committee last week. Read all about which quadrant parks were chosen for single track trails and which are the runners-up in the Lincoln Journal Star article. Work will begin as funds become available.

Courtesy Lincoln Journal Star

If you saw last week’s Trail Ramblings, you know this week’s bike event schedule. If not, I’ll post it again.
Lincoln’s Bike To Work Week is May 15 through 21.
On Monday May 15, ride by the Telegraph Mill (330 S. 21st Street, accessible from the Billy Wolff Trail and N Street Cycle Track) for a free drip coffee and Pastry from 7-9 A.M. on your way to work.
Tuesday May 16, Nacho Ride.
Wednesday May 17 is the Ride of Silence. Meet at 7:00 at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center for about 12 miles of silent riding, well visible to motorists. This is a nationally recognized ride to bring attention to those riders killed or seriously injured by motorists.
Thursday May 18 meet up for the Tour de Lincoln quadrant ride.
Friday May 19 meet from 5-7 P.M. and celebrate riding to work at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center with cupcakes, music, and drinks available for purchase. Play bike bingo up until the wrap-up party and be entered into a raffle for prizes. Check out the city’s event page for bike week discounts. There’s even a route planning map to help you figure out where trails, lanes and routes are. also has a trails map of Lincoln.
Sunday May 21 is the Prairie to Prairie event for the Prairie Corridor Trail I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. Its a run – bike – run event that begins at Pioneers Park and goes to Spring Creek Audobon Center and back.

Finally, it should be easy to play Bike To Work Week Bingo, as posted on our FaceBook page. Enter before our Friday party for a chance to win prizes.