He turned to the sea
For opportunity
A pirate’s grin
Overcoming him

-Melissa Auf der Maur, Follow the Map

Our Ninth Year of Touring Dirt Roads

Each Spring, Pirate Cycling League has mapped out a course incorporating some of the less-traveled gravel and minimum maintenance roads (MMR’s) in the surrounding counties and set aside a day to celebrate them with our friends. This years event will TENTATIVELY take place on Saturday, May 6.

This year’s route will touch many of the same—really awesome—roads as last years’. Also like last year, we’ll depart from Taggart Park (the city park) in Palmyra. Otoe and Johnson Counties are where we’ll spend a great deal of the day; and they contain some real gems: dirt roads, burned out towns, old architecture, rolling hills, and more.

It’s not a race, it’s an adventure. And we’d love to have you join us – everyone is welcome. There’s no entry fee (which is one reason we offer an unconditional money-back guarantee that you’ll have a great time).

But you will want to come prepared with all the gear you need (it is springtime in Nebraska, after all) and some doubloons (or some currency) to use as barter for replenishment – and for post-ride (last year we confirmed  that grog DOES flow in the quiet hamlet of Palmyra).

GPX File

Here is the link to retrieve the 2017 TDR Route as a downloadable GPX file. While some devices vary in the method for installing/uploading a route, Garmin users may drop this GPX file into the folder labeled “New Files” and it will then be available in your list of courses.

Your Cue Sheets

If you want cue sheets you will need to print your own. The following link will take you to the Cue Sheets for TODR IX. While these should be accurate, if anyone sees flaws with the directions given in the cues, please let us know and we’ll try to get them corrected prior to ride day.