Bike Walk Nebraska Announces Fundraising Ride September 18-19
The Goldenride Bikefest will take participants from Lincoln to Beatrice and back on the Homestead Trail.
LINCOLN, Neb. (June 24, 2021) ⎯ Bicyclists across Nebraska consider September one of the best months for cycling in the state. Today, Bike Walk Nebraska announces its inaugural fundraising event, the Goldenride Bikefest, set to take place September 18 and 19. Participants will bike from Lincoln to Beatrice on the Homestead Trail, stay overnight in Beatrice, and return the following day. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bike Walk Nebraska’s bicycle tourism initiatives.
A pre-ride kick off party with live music will be held in Lincoln on Friday, September 17 at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 228 N 21st St.
Bike Walk Nebraska Executive Director, Julie Harris, said the event will have a fun and relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to a wide range of bicyclists, from the novice to the experienced. “This event will be a blast,” said Harris. “Our motto, ‘Honestly, It’s For Everyone’ speaks for itself: participants will be riding on a scenic and mostly flat trail with plenty of rest stops along the way. Once you get to Beatrice, you can enjoy their quaint downtown shops and restaurants, a great brewery, and several historical sites and museums. We’ll add to that with a NU-OU watch party and other entertainment on Saturday evening.
Harris explained that this event will allow people to experience the fun of bicycle travel without taking time off work or investing in camping supplies up front. “We’re keeping things flexible. Experienced campers can bring their own gear, but we don’t want this to be a barrier to participation. We’re offering a tent service for those who want to dip their toe in the water before buying or borrowing a bunch of camping equipment. And if camping just isn’t your thing, the hotel option is also available. Either way, we’ll haul everything there and back for you.”
Event information can be found at www.bikegoldenride.com. Registration is open now.
About Bike Walk Nebraska
Bike Walk Nebraska is a nonprofit organization that cultivates safe and accessible active transportation through partnerships, education and advocacy. We work across sectors in partnership with elected officials, municipalities, and organizations to ensure that biking and walking - whether for transportation or recreation - works for all Nebraskans. Learn more about the Bike Walk Nebraska, at www.bikewalknebraska.org.