Daily Rider Information
Friday, June 2nd
Camping will be allowed overnight at Ashland High School with access to one restroom.
Bicycle loading will be available Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday, June 3rd
Bike and Bus Loading at Ashland High School, 1842 Furnas St., Ashland NE:
Please arrive between 5:30 and 6am to load your bike. Busses leave promptly at 8am. Bring your ID to check in for the ride. You’ll need to sign a waiver if you’re leaving your car all week.
Once in Benkelman, we’ll gather at the Dundy County – Stratton High School located at 400 W. 9th Avenue:
Check-in times for those arriving in Benkelman will be from 1:00 to 4:00 MDT and again immediately after the Riders meeting for another 45 minutes.
Rider’s meeting starts at 7pm MDT. Final location is the American Legion, 710 W 1st Ave West.
School is open for restroom use and Emergency shelter only. School doesn’t want us sleeping inside.
Sunday, June 4th
Bike Club or Team Jersey Day!
Breakfast will be served at the Benkelman high school starting at 6am.
Sheriff has requested we stay on the shoulder and take the turn into Trenton to avoid the slow lane on the highway.
Lots of places to eat on today’s route. Local groups will have food stops in both Culbertson and Bartley, McCook has several restaurants, and “The Scoop” Ice Cream shop will be open especially for us in McCook.
Methodist Church in Cambridge will be providing transportation to a pot luck dinner, in addition to a spaghetti feed in the school gym provided by the Cambridge Chamber.
Monday, June 5th
Stamford is putting on a big spread for us in their community building, serving 9am to 2pm. They’re planning breakfast food like eggs and casserole, as well as sloppy joes for lunch, along with plenty of other refreshments and goodies, all free-will donation!
Tuesday, June 6th
Military / Patriot Day!
You’ll find a bar and grill in both Republican City and Franklin on today’s ride. Local group will have a food stop in Riverton.
Wednesday, June 7th
Food and rest stop about mile 26 today provided by local group. “sAint Bobb’s Depot” will be open in Deschler
Thursday, June 8th
It’s also Bar and Grill day, as you can find one in Daykin, Plymouth, and two in DeWitt today!
Late updates include a snack stops in Alexandria (18 miles), the country store in Dakin (26 miles), and the Immanual Church just outside Dankin will have water, AC, and restrooms available, as well. We’ll also have a snack stop in Plymouth, as well!
Friday, June 9th
Ride will begin after an 8am group photo!
Please gather at the North entrance with the American Legion sign overhead by the shower trailer. We’ll take the photo at 8am.
Crazy Sock Day!
No Riders will be allowed to leave before 8am due to traffic congestion caused by shift change at a nearby plant.
Please! For your safety, do not leave camp before 8am.
Another day with plenty of food stops, as we’ll be passing through larger towns. Crete, Dorchester, and Milford all have places to stop.
A new lunch option for Seward. Lunch today at Seward United Methodist Church just south of the camping area near the high school. Chicken salad & egg salad sandwiches, fruit, chips & drinks. Free will offering going toward their Gather & Grow building project. You can check out their new addition & restrooms. They plan to serve from 10:30 am until at least 1 p.m.
Riders’ meeting will start at 7pm in the high school commons. Look for the signs and please attend to vote for this year’s community winner!
Saturday, June 10th
Bran Jersey / Shirt Day!
A short day, but Ceresco will offer plenty of opportunities to stop for food and rest.
Reception is at the Ashland High School, 1842 Furnas St. Ashland, NE from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.