Across State Bicycle Tours: Nebraska – Nevada – New Hampshire – New Jersey – New Mexico

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Check back with the event websites regularly as dates may change due to Covid-19 precautions.


Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) — BRAN celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021 (2020 was canceled). The west-east route begins in Hemingford and ends in Wahoo with overnight stops in Hyannis, Thedford, Callaway, Ord, St. Edward, and Shelby. Daily mileage 82 to 36 miles. The ride raises scholarship money for Nebraska high school seniors to attend a Nebraska trade school, college or university. 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 6-12, 2021.

Tour de Nebraska  The bicycle tour route is a loop within the state, beginning and ending in Kearney with overnights in Alma, Red Cloud and Hastings.  Roughly 30 to 50 miles per day, with gravel road options every day. Check website for route details.  Dates: June 16-20, 2021

Nebraska United Methodist Church Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) — Raising money for hungry in Nebraska and around the world for 19 years. Sponsored by the Nebraska Annual Conference Board of Mission Outreach Hunger Committee. Loop bike tour begins and ends in Elkhorn, overnights in Ashland, David City and Fremont.  Registration opens January 2020.  Dates: June 26-30, 2021


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. 26-Oct. 2, 2021


New Hampshire

Other rides

Cycle the Seacoast — A loop ride from Portsmouth, N.H., that supports the American Lung Association. Options of 25, 50 or 100 miles. (You can participate in a virtual charity bike ride through June 30, 2021) Date: May 2, 2021

New Jersey

Tour de Pines Bicycle Tour — Usually the tour comprises five individual bike rides through the pinelands of New Jersey. In 2021 the group is offering cue sheets for self-guided bikes rides that can be taken at the participants choice of time and day. 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 — September through October, 2021

Other rides

Gran Fondo New Jersey — Starting and ending in historic Morristown, the ride combines bike touring and timed climbs. 18 to 125 miles, depending on option. Date – Sept. 12, 2021

Tour de Franklin  — Charity bike ride benefiting the Franklin Food Bank. Starts and ends at Franklin High School in Somerset. In consideration of the pandemic and keeping participants as safe as possible, the timing has been modified to reduce crowds. Date – April 25 to May 31, 2021

New Mexico

Santa Fe Century — Loop bicycle ride from Old Santa Fe to old mining towns; 25, 50 and 100 miles. Date: Oct. 10, 2021

Bicycle Adventures offers a 6-day Santa Fe – Taos Classic Tour on four weeks in May and September; also the 7-day Classic Tour Plus on two weeks in May and September.

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