Events

2022 Goldenride Bikefest

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09/25/2022
Date: Sep 23 - Sep 25
Venue: Friday night: The Hub Cafe/Jayne Snyder Trails Center; Saturday: Jayne Snyder Trails Center (starting and ending point in Lincoln) or Roca
Location: Jayne Snyder Trails - 228 N 21st Street; Roca -
Ticket Price: See website for prices
Time: 4-8pm Fri., 7am Start time Sat., 7am Start time

Goldenride, Bike Walk Nebraska’s signature fundraising event, takes cyclists of all skill levels on a two-day cycling adventure. Join us for our inaugural weekend ride from Lincoln to Beatrice and back again. Friday, Sept. 23 4PM TO 8PM The weekend fun begins on Friday night, when riders can enjoy live music by Acoustic Rooster and a meal & drink ticket at The Hub Cafe/Jayne Snyder Trails Center in Lincoln. Out of town riders can stay at area hotels in the Haymarket and downtown Lincoln. Free parking will be available at the nearby Assurity parking garage. Saturday, Sept. 24 DEPARTURE: 7AM TO 10AM Riders will have the choice of two start locations: OPTION 1 Jayne Snyder Trails Center 44 mi to Beatrice Free parking in the Assurity Parking Garage OPTION 2 Roca 32 mi to Beatrice Park across from the Roca Tavern and drop your luggage no later than 9AM along the North side of the Roca Tavern Riders will gather at the official start at The Hub Cafe/Jayne Snyder Trails Center, load their gear on the transport truck, grab a coffee and a breakfast bar and fruit to go, then roll out anytime between 7AM and 10AM. Riders can also start in Roca, but there is no complimentary breakfast at that location. LUGGAGE Luggage must be dropped off and loaded no later than 10AM (Roca and Lincoln). Luggage will be claimed at Chautauqua Park, dropped off no later than 12PM. ARRIVAL: 11AM TO 4PM Once in Beatrice, riders will camp overnight in Chautauqua Park, just off the Homestead Trail or make their own arrangements with area hotels (shuttles provided). Rest stops will be provided along the way including football viewing in Roca Tavern, Pickrell City Park and the 402 Bar & Grill (with 30 TVs) in Beatrice. Saturday night will also feature local brewed ales at Stone Hollow Brewing Octoberfest which includes live music, food trucks, and a watch party for the Nebraska vs. Oklahoma football game which kicks off at 11AM. Sunday, Sept. 25 7AM TO 9AM After coffee and a grab and go breakfast (fruit and breakfast bars) in the park, riders will pack up and load their gear, and ride at their leisure back to Roca or Lincoln, their original start location. Departure no later than 9AM. REST STOPS Pickrell: 7:30AM - 10:30AM Cortland: 8:30AM - 11:30AM Roca: 9:30AM - 3PM 11AM TO 3PM Luggage will be dropped off no later than 1PM at Roca and Jayne Snyder Trails Center. All rider services on trail will end at 2PM. Luggage must be picked up by 3PM at the latest.