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

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Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) — BRAN celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. 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 7-13, 2020

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 17-21, 2020

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 27-July 1, 2020


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, 2020


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. Date: May 3, 2020

New Jersey

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 — October (2020 TBA)

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. 13, 2020

Tour de Franklin  — Charity bike ride benefiting the Franklin Food Bank. Starts and ends at Franklin High School in Somerset. Date – April 26, 2020

New Mexico

New Mexico Enchanted Lands -North — 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.12-19, 2020

New Mexico Enchanted Lands – South — This van supported bike tour presented by Adventure Cycling Association makes a giant loop connecting the white sands in the east to the Gila National Forest in the west.  576 miles. Dates: Sept. 20-Oct. 02, 2020

Other rides:

Santa Fe Century — Loop bicycle ride from Old Santa Fe to old mining towns; 25, 50 and 100 miles. Date: May 17, 2020

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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