Opportunities to explore new, off-the-beaten path, county roads in the Nebraska Sandhills
3 locally-owned breweries
Kayaking, tanking and tubing on the North Loop River
Special Gravel/Road Adventure (option)
Hot showers for all
UNL Premium Tent Service
Newcomer’s Reception for Rookie Riders
Free yoga sessions, Wednesday-Saturday afternoons
Saturday Night TDN Street Festival with food trucks, vendors, live music at Scratchtown Brewery
June 22-26, 2022
LOUP CITY | BROKEN BOW | ORD
NIGHT BEFORE: Loup City
TUES, JUNE 21: Our 33nd anniversary bicycle adventure starts and ends in Kearney, Nebraska, home of the great Sandhill Crane migration, scenic trails and the Great River Road Archway Monument. Kearney is only two (2) hours from Lincoln, all on I-80, which makes travel ultra convenient. Come early and check out the many attractions in Kearney.
Tent camping only at Yanney Park, along with long-term parking and check-in, will be available at Kearney High School, our starting point on Wednesday morning.
Day 1: Loup City to Broken Bow Day 2: Broken Bow Loop
WED, JUNE 22 and THURS, JUNE 23: After check-in, a kickoff breakfast and a brief gathering, we’ll roll out to start our 5-day adventure with a 59-mile leisurely ride to a warm welcome in Alma, pop. 1,130 and the county seat of Harlan County. We are indoor camping at the High School and outdoor camping at the City Park. Alma offers the quaintness of a small town but the amenities of a much larger one, including Harlan County Lake which is Nebraska's second-largest lake. There's also the Pheasant Ride Hiking/Biking Trail, bird watching, nature hikes, boating and tubing below the dam. If that's not enough, there's also bowling, golf, the city's swimming pool or the Parrot Theater. So much to see and do---and don’t miss your coffee or dessert at the Dragonfly Coffee House.
Riders new to multi-day cycling or to TDN can join us at the Newcomer's Reception. We'll answer any questions beginning riders may have after they've ridden their first day, at Alma City Park at 7 p.m.
Day 3: Broken Bow to Ord Day 4: Broken Bow Loops
THURS, JUNE 17: We'll ride through beautiful and scenic Franklin and Webster Counties to Red Cloud, home of internationally known author, Willa Cather.
Waiting for you in Red Cloud will be all things Willa Cather. You will find the Willa Cather Foundation, which owns and operates the National Willa Cather Center, Red Cloud Opera House, Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, and the nation’s largest collection of nationally-designated historic sites dedicated to an American author. This quaint main street will impress with its ongoing development and future growth.
Our overnight will be at Red Cloud Community Center and adjacent city park.
We're excited to also experience On The Brix, a perfect place to unwind and imbibe wine, craft beer and classic cocktails.
Day 3: Red Cloud to Hastings - 52 miles
FRI, JUNE 18: We ride north and experience some Nebraska landscape that inspired Willa Cather on our way to Hastings, where Kool-Aid was invented in 1927.
Hastings will host us at the Hastings Middle School and the beautiful 24-acre Chautauqua Park, conveniently located next to the Hastings Aquacourt Pool, where you can experience the lazy river, wave pool, water slides, climbing walls and key log roll.
Get your weekend started by heading to the heart of downtown Hastings. Friday night festivities include a pizza and beer party at Steeple Brewing Company and Wave Pizza. The best pizza in central Nebraska joins the cozy community taproom serving local craft beer, tank-to-table and down home company, conversation and craft beer!
Day 5: Ord to Loup City
SUN, JUNE 26: Leave Ord and head South. Say your goodbyes and head for home! Showers available at Loup City High School. We will e-mail you a survey to vote for your favorite rest stop and overnight town.
"Tour de Nebraska is like a family reunion on wheels...."