Anti-Discrimination and Inclusivity Policy

Grounded Nebraska recognizes participation in sport as a human right. We firmly believe that all attendees should have an equal opportunity to participate in our event regardless of race, color, religion, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin.

All riders, racers, and party pacers have the right to participate in Grounded Nebraska in a manner consistent with their gender identity. Grounded Nebraska does not and will not require gender-affirming health-related documentation or highly personal information from athletes competing, riding, or party-pacing athletes at our event.

We will protect our friends and community and encourage everyone at Grounded to practice consent, sharing pronouns, and body positivity. Our goal is to foster a vibrant, community-centric space, and safety is of the utmost importance.

Harassment or discrimination of any kind based is not permitted. All attendees must abide by this policy.

Violation of this zero-tolerance policy will result in immediate removal from the event, prohibition from participating in any future events, and any other appropriate measures we deem necessary, contingent upon the circumstances.

Land Acknowledgement

We ride on the land of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (known as the Lakota or Teton), Jiwere (currently, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe), and Pâri (known as the Pawnee Nation) nations, and acknowledge and thank them as the stewards of this land, now and long before this area was called Nebraska.

For our land usage, we commit a portion of all proceeds to be donated to Indigenous conservation and stewardship efforts in Nebraska.

We stand with the Niskíthe Prayer Camp in their ongoing efforts to save their sacred lands. Please join us in signing the petition to support Support Indigenous Human & Civil Rights in Nebraska.

Grounded Nebraska Race Rules

Be respectful.  To all. When all else fails, just lean into kindness. This means respecting volunteers, riders, staff, and the land. Anyone who attempts to harass or otherwise intimidate other attendees will be asked to leave the event immediately and will not be welcome back. We don’t tolerate discrimination or disrespect of any kind against any person, as our goal is to foster a vibrant and diverse cycling community.

Wear a helmet. We like your noggin, and think you should keep it safe. Helmets are required, as all it takes is one little spill.

Never litter. You will be disqualified for throwing trash anywhere but the bin.

Safety is your responsibility. You are responsible for you, but help others when you can. Abide by the rules of the road. Be prepared for inclement weather, flat tires, mechanical problems, hydration and nutrition needs. Make sure you’re safe.

Practice consent. Ask for consent before touching people, their bikes (or any gear), giving advice or taking photos.

Abide by the rules of the road. All roads will be open to traffic. Stop at all stop signs, ride to the right of the enter line, even if a center line is not marked.

Have lights on your bikes. Rear lights are required by state law and will help keep you visible to all road users.

No outside support. No outside support is allowed. You may accept items from other riders. There will be a drop bag service at check-in. We have fully stocked aid stations, and want to keep non-riders off the course as much as possible for safety.