Nebraska

Discussion in 'Americas' started by pickttwayne, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. pickttwayne

    pickttwayne n00b

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    Will be spending two weeks in Nebraska in September for a mates wedding and was thinking of taking this opportunity to see some of the country by bike.

    Any suggestion on rental and places to ride?

    Thanks folks :freaky
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  2. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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    Not sure about places to rent, but can suggest if you have the time, check out Scott's Bluff and the Sand Hills. Very beautiful out there. Chadron has the Museum of the Fur Trade which is cool. If you ride west from Valentine, you will pass through one of Ted Turner's ranches where he has one of the largest herd of buffalo in the US. Of course there is "Car-hendge". Depend on when you are out there, many communities has various ethnic festivals. Many of these towns were founded by immigrant groups. Lots of small town rodeos too.
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  3. PachmanP

    PachmanP Long timer

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    Are there any curves in the entire state? I remember NE as flat and straight...
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  4. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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    In the Loess Hills region of eastern NE, lots of curves and good roads. Same with the roads up in the panhandle. Pretty straight in between.
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  5. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Long timer

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    Depending on where you start from...

    SE corner near the MO river is good.

    Start at Omaha and take NE 2 nearly as far as you can and you'll see a lot of interesting and unique things. Get off of 2 at Merna onto 92, then north at Arnold and you will find the Devil's Den area and see that NE isn't flat as long as you're north of the Platte (rhymes with flat).

    If you've got a dual sport, you can follow a bunch of rivers through the Loup Basin and see a whole new Nebraska.

    Details are good.
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  6. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    Go straight to Colorado.. Only stop for gas......:1drink
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  7. syaufu

    syaufu Been here awhile

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    Agree ..skip the wedding and go further west ..Utah.Colorado.most any place is better than riding in Nebraska..bj
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  8. atravlr

    atravlr www.atasecuretravel.com

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    Heading east to west along the 12. Small dive bars, steaks, bike friendly towns with populations less than 5 (Monowi 1, Gross 5) Look up those towns along with Verdel, Niobrara, Lynch,Verdigri. Take some of the county dirt roads. If you get lost just ask a farmer for directions.
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  9. scudrunner

    scudrunner Been here awhile

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    Nebraska is a big state and the interstate is boring as hell. But we do have a few things to see, in the Omaha area worth seeing; the zoo (it is very impressive) and Strategic Air Command museum. If you go north, check out Gavins Point area, the Sandhills and the Niobrara for rafting and a waterfall. In the middle of the state Pioneer Village in Minden but I haven't been there in years... this area will put you to sleep. In the western area, check out Lake McConaughy (pretty nice lake), sand beaches and camping. Further west, checkout the Wildcat Hills, south of Scottsbluff then head up to Fort Robinson State Park. I think Car Hedge is closed or I know it's for sale.
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