Join us for a Season of Bicycling Adventure!
Who We Are
The Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club is an organization with a wide range of members and a variety of cycling skills and interests. We are a social and recreational club, not a racing club. Our objective is to provide a high quality recreational ride program with a friendly, social atmosphere. Our rides are open to the general public.
Riding is our passion….
And this is why we exist. From easy trail rides to moderate and more strenuous road rides, we provide a variety of cycling opportunities for all levels of experience. Our rides range from as little as two hours to day-long excursions and cover easy to more hilly terrain and everything in between. All of our club rides have a ride leader—particularly important to the newer rider unfamiliar with the routes or apprehensive about mechanical breakdowns.
Safe, Secure and Social
Riding in a group provides a sense of security to cyclists with concerns about riding alone. This is particularly true of those who want to get into road riding. Personal safety and mechanical problems are the two main concerns not only of new and less experienced riders, but also of the more experienced. All of our rides have an experienced ride leader and our club has a policy of no drops. Group riding also is a great way to meet other cyclists, people with a common interest.
We start our rides from various locations in and around the metro area. Typical ride start locations may include Elkhorn/Waterloo, Dodge Park, Schramm State Park, Democracy Park (north end of the Keystone Trail) and Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. Beginning this season we will have a monthly ride starting near the Bob Kerry Bridge and heading in a direction chosen by the ride leader (often into the wind with the wind to our back on the return trip).
In addition to its regular weekday and weekend rides, the club sponsors several members’ only special events throughout the year.
- Annual Picnic Ride on the Wabash Trace to Silver City with an option for roadies wishing to ride on paved highways.
- Overnight campout to the Little Sioux Boy Scout Camp in Iowa. Held during the Memorial Day weekend. We leave on Saturday morning, have lunch on the way, a steak dinner at the scout camp and breakfast the next morning and arrive back at our start point at Crescent, Iowa at about noon on Sunday. This leaves plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of the holiday weekend.
- Jim Kirlin’s Flat Earth Century Held over the Labor Day weekend, the ride begins at Missouri Valley and meanders through the Missouri River flatlands and then through the Loess Hills. Two versions, a true 100-mile century and a 62-mile metric century provide options.
- The Fall Ride to Magnolia. Perhaps our most scenic ride, the route begins in Missouri Valley and meanders through the Missouri River flatlands and scenic Loess Hills to the village of Magnolia where members of the United Methodist Church serve us a great country lunch. The ride includes options of 30, 50, 60 and 100 miles.
We are active in promoting and supporting cycling in our community through collaboration with various groups such as Activate Omaha, Omaha Bikes, the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District, the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee to the Mayor, Southwest Iowa Nature Trail (Wabash Trace) and other organizations that support cycling and healthy living.
Monthly Newsletter and Web Site
We publish an online members' only monthly newsletter featuring upcoming club rides, club news and announcements on rides sponsored by non-profit groups and other bicycle clubs. Our web site, open to all, has our ride schedule as well as other useful and interesting information such as maps of popular local rides, a photo gallery of club activities and photos by members as well as links to cycling related web sites. We also have a Facebook page.
You can Join at our Member Signup page.