Group Looking to Make Western Nebraska a Hub for Cyclists


Residents in western Nebraska are seeking input on ways to turn the area into a hotspot for bicycling.

A meeting will be held Tuesday night at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering to discuss ideas on nurturing a bicycling culture across the region.

The meeting was organized by the Scotts Bluff County Tourism Office and Gering resident Mel Griggs. The meeting is open to anyone with ideas, interest or expertise on how to build bicycling in the area.

Early ideas include the development of an off-road riding trail and upgrades to existing roads to encourage bicycle riding. Griggs says the group will also discuss possible races or charity rides.