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

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Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) — BRAN celebrates a different theme unique to the state every year. The northern bicycle tour route runs from Chadron to Fremont with overnights in Gordon, Cody, Ainsworth, Atkinson, Neligh, and Clarkston. The 2019 bike tour is the 39th 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 2-8, 2019

Tour de Nebraska  The bicycle tour route is a loop within the state, beginning and ending in Sidney with overnights in Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, and Bridgeport.  Roughly 30 to 50 miles per day, with a Day 3 century bike ride. Check website for route details.  Dates: June 19-23, 2019

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 Confernce Board of Mission Outreach Hunger Committee.  The loop ride starts in Chadron, visiting Crawford, Alliance and Rushville overnight before returning to Chadron. About 230 miles; 150 rider limit. Registration opens January 2019.  Dates — June 22-26, 2019 


Tour De Nez Celebration of Cycling features bicycle racing and recreational cycling (including a Sunday century tour) in the foothills around Reno. (Cancelled in 2018) Dates: 2019 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. 22-28, 2019


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 5, 2019

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 — Oct. 3-7, 2018 2019 TBA 

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.

Other rides

Gran Fondo New Jersey — Starting and ending in historic Morristown, the ride combines bike touring and timed climbs. Date – Sept. 8, 2019

Tour de Franklin  — Charity bike ride benefiting the Franklin Food Bank. Starts and ends at Franklin High School in Somerset. Date – April 29, 2018 2019 TBA

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. 7-14, 2019


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. 17-Sept. 29, 2019


Other rides:

Santa Fe Century — Loop bicycle ride from Old Santa Fe to old mining towns; 25, 50 and 100 miles. Date: May 19, 2019

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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