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Old 01-11-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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Will be spending two weeks in Nebraska in September for a mates wedding and was thinking of taking this opportunity to see some of the country by bike.

Any suggestion on rental and places to ride?

Thanks folks
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Not sure about places to rent, but can suggest if you have the time, check out Scott's Bluff and the Sand Hills. Very beautiful out there. Chadron has the Museum of the Fur Trade which is cool. If you ride west from Valentine, you will pass through one of Ted Turner's ranches where he has one of the largest herd of buffalo in the US. Of course there is "Car-hendge". Depend on when you are out there, many communities has various ethnic festivals. Many of these towns were founded by immigrant groups. Lots of small town rodeos too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Are there any curves in the entire state? I remember NE as flat and straight...
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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In the Loess Hills region of eastern NE, lots of curves and good roads. Same with the roads up in the panhandle. Pretty straight in between.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Depending on where you start from...

SE corner near the MO river is good.

Start at Omaha and take NE 2 nearly as far as you can and you'll see a lot of interesting and unique things. Get off of 2 at Merna onto 92, then north at Arnold and you will find the Devil's Den area and see that NE isn't flat as long as you're north of the Platte (rhymes with flat).

If you've got a dual sport, you can follow a bunch of rivers through the Loup Basin and see a whole new Nebraska.

Details are good.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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Go straight to Colorado.. Only stop for gas......
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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Agree ..skip the wedding and go further west ..Utah.Colorado.most any place is better than riding in
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #8
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Along to MO. River

Heading east to west along the 12. Small dive bars, steaks, bike friendly towns with populations less than 5 (Monowi 1, Gross 5) Look up those towns along with Verdel, Niobrara, Lynch,Verdigri. Take some of the county dirt roads. If you get lost just ask a farmer for directions.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #9
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Nebraska is a big state and the interstate is boring as hell. But we do have a few things to see, in the Omaha area worth seeing; the zoo (it is very impressive) and Strategic Air Command museum. If you go north, check out Gavins Point area, the Sandhills and the Niobrara for rafting and a waterfall. In the middle of the state Pioneer Village in Minden but I haven't been there in years... this area will put you to sleep. In the western area, check out Lake McConaughy (pretty nice lake), sand beaches and camping. Further west, checkout the Wildcat Hills, south of Scottsbluff then head up to Fort Robinson State Park. I think Car Hedge is closed or I know it's for sale.
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