How to Sponsor BRAN

For the 39th consecutive year, Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) is offering bicyclists the opportunity to take part in a week-long bike ride celebration of our state’s scenic beauty. BRAN uses all profits to provide scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors to attend Nebraska trade schools, colleges and universities. There are no paid employees and it is run completely by volunteers who use personal vacation to work for the week on BRAN.

The theme of this year’s BRAN is “A Tale of Two Trails” which will provide the option to ride on the Cowboy Trail as well as on paved highway shoulders through the scenic sandhills of northern Nebraska. The ride will start in Chadron on Sunday, June 2nd and overnight in Gordon, Cody, Ainsworth, Atkinson, Neligh, Clarkson and end in Fremont on Saturday, June 8th. This year’s BRAN will again have 3 and 4-day options to ride as well as the traditional 7 day tour.

BRAN is a registered non-profit corporation founded in 1980 as “a bicycle ride by bicyclists, for bicyclists”. BRAN is a non-competitive tour providing a safe and supported ride for bicyclists of all ability levels.  Operated entirely by volunteers, including members of the Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club, BRAN has visited all counties in Nebraska and most communities. BRAN limits the number of participants to 600.  BRAN contributes to local economies and boosts Nebraska tourism.

If you are interested in sponsoring BRAN please contact me at 402-297-1230 or through email to bicyclerideacrossnebraska@gmail.com

Thank you for your consideration.

BRAN – Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska Fact Sheet

Mission:

  • BRAN, a non-profit organization, is a non-competitive bicycle tour providing a safe and fully supported ride for cyclists of all ability levels. BRAN’s continued overarching goal is to provide scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors in host communities to attend Nebraska trade schools, colleges and universities.

Who We Are:

  • BRAN is a registered Nebraska non-profit corporation.

  • BRAN consists of all volunteers including members of the Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club.

What We Do:

  • BRAN provides scholarships to host communities to Nebraska high school graduates planning to attend Nebraska trade schools, colleges and universities.

History:

  • Founded in 1980 by Jerry Baird and John Wupper, BRAN has evolved into a major annual event.

  • BRAN was created as a bicycle ride which is a fundraising and community service project.

  • BRAN has never had a fatal accident.

  • BRAN participants generate revenue for communities and civic/church groups.

Our Ride:

  • This year’s ride will begin on Sunday, June 2, 2018 and end on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

  • The 7-day and 4-day tours will start in Chadron and overnights in Gordon, Cody, Ainsworth (4-day ends), Atkinson (3-day tour starts), Neligh, Clarkson, and ends in Fremont.

  • BRAN is not a pledge ride.

  • 600+ bicyclists participate in addition to support personnel and family.

  • Bicyclists range from ages 8 to 85.

  • Bicyclists from approximately 35 states and several foreign countries have been represented.

  • Roving and stationary SAG support is included and provides assistance along the route.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

$5000 Sponsorship Level

Sponsor BRAN 39 and your logo will appear prominently on the official bike jersey.  You will receive a Free full-page ad in the Ride Tour Guide and your logo will appear on the BRAN website and you will be acknowledge through our Facebook page.  Two scholarships will also be presented in your name.

$2500 Sponsorship Level

Sponsor BRAN 39 and your logo will appear on the official bike jersey.  You will receive a Free half page ad in the Ride Tour Guide and your logo will appear on the BRAN website and you will be acknowledge through our Facebook page. One scholarship will also be presented in your name.

$1500 Sponsorship Level

Sponsor BRAN 39 and you will receive a Free half page ad in the Ride Tour Guide and your logo will appear on the BRAN website and you will be acknowledge through our Facebook page.  The monies donated to this level will be used to support the riders via rider support, hydration and nutrition and you will be acknowledged at our multiple SAG stops on the route each day. 

$500 Sponsorship Level

Sponsor BRAN 39 and you will be acknowledged as a sponsor and your logo will appear on the BRAN website. 

Any towns along the route can also purchase ad space in our rider booklet that each rider gets that shows them the route, towns, mileage, places to eat and places to see along the way. The price for these ads are as follows:

Full Page Ad (3.5” x 6.25”) is $85

Half Page Ad (3.5” x 3.25”) is $45

Quarter Page Ad (1.75” x 3.125”) is $30

The ads should be camera ready in a PDF or WORD format. The check would be payable to BRAN and should be sent to: Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska, c/o Doug Scherlie, PO Box 461113, Papillion, NE 68046. Submit the ad via internet to bicyclerideacrossnebraska@gmail.com. No ads will be placed until the check is received. Cut off time to receive ads is April 5th.

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