Start date: 09/16/2023
Come join us for the 10th annual Homestead Cycling Tour! DID WE MENTION THAT WE WILL HAVE PIE AGAIN THIS YEAR? We offer a 15, 25, 40 and 72 mile gravel routes on the Chief Standing Bear Trail. With your $35 entry, you will receive plenty of SAG support along the way, and fresh pie at Barneston Trailhead and at the end! And if you get signed up before Sept. 11th, you will receive our famous soft, comfy, long sleeve event shirt! A portion of our proceeds go back towards the maintenance of our Chief Standing Bear Trail maintanance.
Packet pick-up begins Sat.Sept. 16th at 6:30am @ Stone Hollow Brewery.
All rides begin at 7:30am
SAG support Starts at 8:00am
NO SUPPORT AFTER 4:00pm
This is a fun ride so feel free to ride at your own pace. Ride safely and have fun!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL ROUTES
If you change the route that you signed up for PLEASE notify us!
Chief Standing Bear Trail Ride for Homestead Cycling Tour
Again this year, we will be riding on our newly developed Chief Standing Bear Trail!!
This route is a scenic route with no highways involved, and takes you on a crushed limestone trail along the Big Blue River.
It will be lightly supported with snacks and water, so bring a water bottle with you. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located at a couple of the trailheads approximately every 6-7 miles.
1st Trailhead at Holmesville, NE with restrooms and drinking fountains is approx 7.5 miles from the start (round trip mileage is 15 miles). We will have SAG supplies available.
2nd Trailhead at Blue Springs, NE with restrooms and drinking water is approx. 12.5 miles from the start (round trip mileage is 25 miles). We will have SAG supplies available.
3rd Trailhead at Barneston, NE with restrooms and drinking fountains is approx. 20 miles from the start (round trip mileage is 40 miles). We will have SAG supplies available.
If you choose to continue on to Marysville KS, your ride will be about 36 miles from the start (round trip being 72). There are no more water stops between Barneston and Marysville (16 miles), so make sure you fill up before leaving Barneston. But, there is a newly compled Hull Trailhead with bathrooms at around 6 miles north of Marysville. Some people chose to ride down to Marysville last year, and enjoyed some lunch, before returning back into NE. Just plan ahead, as many of the SAG stops could be closed on the return trip. Water and restrooms are always available at the Barneston and Holmesville Trailheads. Also, there is the Grand Avenue Bar & Grill in Barneston for food and drinks.
Stone Hollow Brewery 301 Court Street, Beatrice NE. Stop on over across the street after the ride, and enjoy a discounted drink and food!
Homestead Conservation & Trail Association (HCTA)
A HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!!
- WESTON PACKAGED MEATS
- EXMARK MFG.
- LEO’S JEWELRY
- ANYTIME FITNESS BEATRICE
- BEATRICE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
- LANDMARK SNACKS
- COLLEEN’S CATERING
- STONE HOLLOW BREWERY
- CLAUSEN & SONS DIRT WORK INC
- FOOD 4 HOPE