BRAN 2018 Route June 3-9, 2018
This year’s tour returns us to a favorite route among many of our annual riders. Beginning in Ogallala, Nebraska on June 3rd, we will overnight in Imperial, McCook, Alma, Red Cloud, Fairbury and Seward. The tour will end on Saturday, June 9th, in Ashland, Nebraska. Riders may choose to park in Ashland and take the bus to Ogallala (this is an option when you register), and their car will be waiting for them after the ride. Others may choose to ride either 3 or 4 days of the ride, leaving or joining in Alma on Tuesday. Additional information at FACEBOOK/BRAN, Brantour@cox.net or email@example.com. Check us out on Twitter and Instagram as well.
Route Presentation 2018 A Our theme is “A Southern State of Mind” and we will be traveling the southern most roads in the state of Nebraska. The route is half flat and half rolling hills, but it is all beautiful and scenic. Along the way, you will be able to visit celebrated attractions such as Front Street, the Champion Mill, the home of George Norris, a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the family home of Willa Cather and the locations she wrote of in “My Antonia”, Rock Creek Station (where Wild Bill Hickok allegedly shot his first person), and the Strategic Air Museum.
You may choose from a 3, 4 or 7 day experience, with riders changing in Alma when doing the shortened versions. The ride is fully supported with SAG stops approximately every 10 miles with water and treats (included in your entrance fee), roving SAGs driving the route to help/pick you up in situations where riders cannot continue due to mechanical or personal reasons, free showers, bicycle mechanic support, contracted sleeping service (tents and shuttle service), free coffee, medical staff, weather monitoring and evacuation assistance, campground director for rider services, and host communities who compete to provide the best experiences for our riders by feeding and providing experiences not found in any other ride in the state.
BRAN is a bicycle ride, and is designed for recreational riders who want a family atmosphere of camaraderie and community. We limit our numbers to no more than 600 and you will know most other participants by the end of the week, if not by name, at least by face and/or bike.
Our ride is run by completely on-the-route volunteers and is a non-profit providing scholarships to the towns who host us. Each community will receive $3000 for a high school senior to attend a Nebraska trade school, college or university. No other ride can boast of contributing so much to others. Give back, and pay it forward by choosing to ride the state in BRAN 38!
The Bike Rack, one of Omaha and Lincoln’s premier bike shops, supports the riders on BRAN. The Bike Rack will get your bike on the road in the morning, patrol the roads to fix anyone’s bike problems, and then be in camp at night to address the more advanced issues with your bike. Check them out now for all of the bikes, services and bicycle related items they have for the serious, and sometimes not so serious cyclist. The professional staff at the Bike Rack will help you fit your new or older bike; recondition, repair and restore your old ride; help you select the equipment that best suits your needs; fix and repair in 24 hours or less; are convenient and professional. We are proud to partner with them and you can visit them now at http://bike-rack.com/
Stop by their locations in Omaha and Lincoln. Support them with your business, as they support us on the ride!