Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) — BRAN celebrates a different theme unique to the state every year. Ride distances vary; in 2017 the bicycle tour offered participants the ability to ride for 3 or 4 days as well. The 2018 bike tour is the 38th annual BRAN, raising scholarship money for Nebraska high school seniors to attend a Nebraska trade school, college or university. $30,000 is annually. There is no on-road paid staff money and all proceeds go directly to students, after expenses. Check Facebook page for route details as announced Dates: June 3-9, 2018.
Tour de Nebraska The bicycle tour route is a loop within the state, starting and ending at the same place. Roughly 40 to 70 miles per day. Check website for route details. Registration opens Dec. 6, 2017. Dates: June 20-24, 2018
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. About 230 miles; 150 rider limit. Registration opens January 2018. Dates — June 23-27, 2018
Tour De Nez Celebration of Cycling features bicycle racing and recreational cycling (including a Sunday century tour) in the foothills around Reno. Dates: TBA – June. 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. 23-29, 2018.
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 6, 2018
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 — TBA October
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.
Gran Fondo New Jersey — Starting and ending in historic Morristown, the ride combines bike touring and timed climbs. Date – Sept. 9, 2018
New Mexico Enchanted Lands — This van-supported tour starts and ends in Albuquerque, is 8 days long, averages 50 miles a day and visits Madrid and Santa Fe along the way. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 8-15, 2018
Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek 2016 — 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; breakfast, dinner and luggage sag provided. Limited to 50 riders (but must have 30 cyclists). Date: No more after 2016
Santa Fe Century — Loop ride from Old Santa Fe to old mining towns. Date: May 20, 2018.