Hi, how can we help?
Below are some of the most popular questions for folks wanting to attend or be involved with Grounded Nebraska. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to [email protected].
Course & Race Structure
What kind of bike should I ride?
The event is possible on a variety of bicycles including mountain, fat bike, gravel, e-bike, and tandem. Gravel in the area is mostly fine, but is known to get chunky or muddy depending on weather. Most roads are navigateable on 28mm tires, but we recommend something larger to help make sure you stay upright and comfortable no matter what the roads throw at you.
Will the course be marked?
No. There will be cue sheets and maps available at registration and RideWithGPS routes are available to use on your phone or headunit.
We recommend riding with a group if you’re uncomfortable doing the navigation yourself, printing out the directions, or using a GPS device.
Does Grounded Nebraska have aid stations?
YES! While racing and route are serious, we want to ensure all riders are healthy and fueled on course. Grounded Nebraska will have stocked aid stations every 25-30 miles.
Is Grounded Nebraska timed?
Yes. It is a race, with some drool-worthy payouts. Each participant will be timed, and you can choose whether you want to race or ride.
Are there cutoff times?
Yes. There will be cutoff times for both distances for safety purposes. These will be provided when registering.
Is the race supported?
No, it is not. No outside support is allowed. We have fully stocked aid stations every 25-30 miles and there are a few small towns with options as well.
What type of camping is there?
We are offering camping overnight on Friday and Saturday for tents, truck campers, travel trailers under 20 feet, or pop-ups, but we do not have space for trailers over 20 feet, RVs, motorhomes, or fifth-wheel trailers.
Reservations for campsites are available up until the day of, depending on availability.
There are no hookups available, and our host venue prefers tent camping.
If you’d like to bring your motorhome, RV, or fifth-wheel trailer, we recommend a nearby recreation area.
When can I checkin/checkout?
All camping spots are first come first serve and campers can set up starting at 3:00 PM on Friday. All campers must be cleaned up and off the property by 11:00 AM on Sunday morning.
Is there camping gear available for rent?
Grounded Nebraska doesn’t have a gear rental service. If you need gear, we recommend looking into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s and University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Outdoor Program.
Will there be breakfast or pre-race food provided?
No. You might be able to bribe our staff to share their morning coffee (but, no promises). We recommend having breakfast before coming to the start line. There will be food at all aid stations, and some of the best food in Lincoln available for you to choose at the post-race festival.
Are showers available?
No, we do not have any showers available at Grounded Nebraska.
Registration, Deferrals & Refunds
What is the refund policy?
All registrations are non-refundable.
If for any reason, Grounded Nebraska is not able to happen we will provide deferral and refund information at that time.
Can I transfer my registration?
Yes. The transfer cut off is April 30th, 2022. Transfers are completed through the BikeReg system. No need to contact us. You can make all the changes yourself.