What: 2021 Tour de Lincoln Bike Tour Dates – Great Plains Trails Network
When: Bike rides are scheduled each Thursday in May at 6:00 pm as follows:
May 6 – Southwest Tour de Lincoln – 13 miles
May 13 – Northwest Tour de Lincoln – 12 miles
May 20 – Southeast Tour de Lincoln – 15 miles
May 27 – Northeast Tour de Lincoln – 16 miles
Members of GPTN’s Board of Directors will lead each ride, provide mechanical support and make sure there are no riders left behind. Refreshments will be available before the start. The rides vary from 12 to 16 miles each, and are designed to acquaint bicyclists with different trails, conditions and features. People of all ages and families are invited to participate.
No fees are required, but participants are required to wear helmets for this and all GPTN sponsored cycling events. There will also be drawings for refreshments from The Hub Café (next to the Jayne Snyder Trails Center).
Public safety is most important for everyone. In order to comply with the Dept. of Health’s safety requirements, members of the GPTN Board will be using the following guidelines at this year’s bike rides to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Volunteers and Participants will use hand sanitizer, wear face coverings unless they are riding their bicycles, and maintain social distance. Participants should maintain six-foot separation between parties. Volunteers and participants will be provided hand sanitizers at the event. Volunteers will make sure participants are complying with sanitary policies, social distancing and wearing masks whenever participants are off of their bicycles.
More information on the rides, route maps and safety guidelines, are all available at GPTN. Weather cancellations will be announced on Facebook and on our web site.
All rides start and end at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center at 228 North 21 Street (21st & Q Streets) Union Plaza Park, beginning at 6:00 pm. New this year, is the Southwest route will allow every rider an opportunity to bike over the new GPTN Connector Bridge near Densmore Park.