Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) – BRAN35 heads west to east, starting in Wauneta and ending in Conestoga. Overnights in Cambridge, Eustis, Axtell, Clay Center, Wilbur, and Syracuse. Registration is open. Check the website or Facebook page. Dates: June 7-13, 2015.
Tour de Nebraska The 2015 bicycle tour route is a loop around central Nebraska. It starts and ends in Ravenna with overnights in St. Paul, Ord, Burwell and Broken Bow. The distance is 292 miles. Dates: June 17-21, 2015.
Nebraska United Methodist Church Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) – Raising money for hungry in Nebraska and around the world for 18 years. Sponsored by the Nebraska Annual Conference Board of Mission Outreach Hunger Committee. The loop tour starts and ends in Holdrege with overnights in Cozad, Broken Bow, and Gibbon. About 245 miles. Dates — June 27 – July 1, 2015.
Tour De Nez Celebration of Cycling features bicycle racing and recreational cycling (including a Sunday century tour) in the foothills around Reno. Dates: July or August. See information and register for cycling at the Tour De Nez website.
One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada (OATBRAN) is a week-long ride across Basin and Range topography. The 435-mile loop begins and ends in Lake Tahoe with overnights in Fallon, Austin, Eureka, Ely, and Great Basin National Park. Includes stretches on US Highway 50, the loneliest road in America. Dates: Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015.
Cycle the Seacoast — A loop ride from Portsmouth, N.H., that supports the American Lung Association. Options of 25, 50 or 100 miles. Date: May 3, 2015
Tour de Pines Bicycle Tour — The tour comprises five individual bike rides through the pinelands of New Jersey. Presented by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, the rides are unsupported and participants must supply their own food, lodging and transportation. Each ride is 40 to 50 miles and visits natural, historical or cultural highlights of the area. Dates – Oct. 1-5, 2014
Scamp ‘n’ Rascal Cycling Adventures is a private touring outfit that offers a number of bike tours that start in New Jersey and head into Pennsylvania.
Pedaling for Prevention — One-day bike ride through Morris and Essex counties to benefit the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas. Ride options of 10, 25 and 40 miles. Leaves from Livingston, New Jersey. Date: June 9, 2013. Also see Burn Center website.
New Mexico Enchanted Lands — This van-supported tour takes cyclists through Northern New Mexico, from Albuquerque to Santa Taos and Truchas. Presented by nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 5-12, 2015.
Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek 2015 – Bicyclists will ride the Santa Fe Trail 1,100 miles from Santa Fe, NM, to New Franklin, MO, on paved roads. 60 to 80 miles a day. Limited to 50 riders (but must have 30 cyclists). Date: Starts Sept. 6, 2015.
Santa Fe Century — Loop ride from Old Santa Fe to old mining towns. Date: May 17, 2015.