Colorado is brimming with options for multi-day rides and many Coloradans make the trip to Iowa every year for RAGBRAI, but in between, as in Nebraska, lies some terrific roads, less traffic, gorgeous hills, national grasslands and a wonderful tour all it’s own. This year’s tour begins and ends in western Nebraska, only a three hour drive from Denver.
The 32nd Tour de Nebraska announced its route for June 19-23, 2019 starting and ending in Sidney, Nebraska home to Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter. Sidney is roughly 2 hours from Fort Collins, CO all easily drivable on I-25 and I-80.
Day 1: Sidney to Kimball – 38 or 54 miles
Day 2: Kimball to Gering – 44 miles
Day 3: Gering to Scottsbluff – 5, 30 or 77-100 miles
Day 4: Scottsbluff to Bridgeport – 51 miles
Day 5: Bridgeport to Sidney – 45 miles
This 5-day bicycle adventure totals about 250 plus miles. It will feature breathtaking views of Wildcat Hills into the North Platte Valley, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Courthouse and Jail Rocks. The historic Lincoln Highway will take you to the Potter Sundry. The points of interest along the way will include Legacy of the Plains Museum, Brown Sheep Company, Flyover Brewing Company and Five Rocks Amphitheater and much more!
Tour de Nebraska estimates 500 riders from 25 states will experience Nebraska from the seat of a bicycle. Nebraska charm will be on full display as the TDN riders head West to the Nebraska Panhandle for the first-time ever. To get more information or register for TDN, simply go to .http://www.tourdenebraska.com