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.
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.
Getting to the Start Line
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.
Is there a secure place to store my things while I ride?
What type of camping is there?
We are offering camping overnight on Friday and Saturday for tents, truck campers, travel trailers, or pop-ups, but we do not have space for RVs, motorhomes, or fifth-wheel trailers. Our preference is tent camping, just for space and safety and we have no hookups available. There is limited options so please sign up as soon as you can.
Can I ship my bike to Grounded Nebraska?
Yes, we have partnered with Bike Flights for easy shipping arrangements.
Are showers available?
Yes, we will have a shower service available to campers and riders that are complimentary with your registration.