Welcome to GPTN

The Great Plains Trails Network is a group of citizens who advocate and support a network of trails in and around Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska, for jogging, biking, walking and horseback riding. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

Lincoln's Protected Bike Lane

News & Announcements

  • Ales for the Trails

    Check out this fun event that benefits the trails by clicking on the title above.

  • Bike Safety on KFOR with Mary Torell

    Mary Torell, GPTN Board member, and Julie Harris, Nebraska Bicycling Alliance executive director, talk to Dale Johnson at KFOR about bike safety in Nebraska. Torell and Harris brought the message of the need for people to be aware of bicyclists and how people need to abide by the three foot passing law. Their message to motorist was to please slow down and give us some space. Additionally Torell and Harris discussed the N street protected bike way that will be opening this fall. Please take the time to listen to this important interview by clicking on the title above.

  • Heatstroke 100

    Hot and humid in August? You bet! But Nebraska cyclists have endured the heat and pedaled in scorching sun time and time again. What better way to beat the heat than to ride in the Heatstroke 100 — if you dare! (Just be sure to take advantage of the SAG stops along the way!)

    The 2015 Heatstroke 100 ride will be Sunday August 30th beginning at 7:30 am. The ride will start and end at the Strategic Air and Space Museum east of Ashland on Nebraska Highway 66 next to Mahoney State Park. From Interstate 80 take exit 426 and go 1/2 mile west on Highway 66.

    The early registration deadline (lower registration price and ability to order wicking t-shirts) is August 1, 2015. Online registration is open through August 27 and registrations are accepted on the day of the ride; registration at the start begins at 7:00 am.

    Registration fees: $25 Individual or $50 Family if submitted online or postmarked by August 1, $30/$60 thereafter.

  • MoPac Article

    This is a great article about one of Lincoln's most beautiful treasures. It is very timely with the move of the 50 mile Trail Trek ride to the MoPac Trail. Enjoy!