“Ride, captain ride, upon your mystery ship, On your way, to a world, that others might have missed.”
-Blood, Sweat & Tears
This year’s route includes some new twists and some annual favorites. Our start/finish location is in the Fallbrook Neighborhood on the Northwest edge of Lincoln. We will traverse a counter-clockwise routes which touches the counties of Lancaster, Saunders, Butler, and Seward.
The Ohio PCL Chapter President (who has accurate GPS software for elevation) sent us the graphic above with this communication
“Ouch…11,000+ feet of gain. Nebraska is not flat…”
The mapmyride.com plot of the route shows just over 5,100 feet of climbing. We are guessing that it will be somewhere in between, and most likely closer to 9,000 vertical feet of elevation gain.
The course will not be marked! You must navigate yourself using the cue sheets/GPS.
If you are using a Garmin (or similar) for your primary navigation, you will want to download one (or both) of these files and upload it/them onto your device. Due to the late confirmation regarding safe passage on some of the roads along the route, we have not tested the integrity or accuracy of these exact files. (We had to switch the route, which required publishing new GPX and TCX files). They are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but it would be wise to carry cues (on paper or a digital PDF) for a second reference.
The files were generated from this mapmyride plotting of the course. It provides a good visual of the roads in use (as does the map to the upper right of this text).
If you want cue sheets you will need to print your own. We will have a limited number of cue sheets at the Rider Check-in.
Above is an example of the cue sheets. Please be familiar with how to read and navigate with these cue sheets. We have done our best to provide accurate directional arrows and prompts to guide your way. Please pay close attention to each road sign while you pass through an intersection during the event. Some small details such as N 27th versus NW 27th can get you way off course and lost.
Below are some notations on the cues regarding Oasis’, Checkpoints and Powerball stops.