It’s our 17th Year! It will be amazing just like you, our supporters!
Wear Yellow Nebraska will be hosting the 17th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Ashland, Nebraska.
We try to keep the cost of the event simple. From the opening of registration through March 31st, it’s only $35…that’s no April Fools! In the month of April, the price goes up $5 to $40. And On May 1st we go up $5 more to $45. You can register online until midnight on Sunday, May 5th. After that date you can register at any of the packet pick up events. So there’s some incentive to register early…like two Starbuck’s worth (in case it’s chilly on the day of the event!). Our t-shirt deadline is April 26th so be sure to register before so you ensure you receive an awesome event shirt!
Your participation is making a difference. 100% of our proceeds support Wear Yellow Nebraska’s cancer fighting and cancer patient assistance programs. This event specifically supports the Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program.
Packet Pick Up:
We have four packet pick up dates as well as picking it up the day of. We encourage you to pick your packet up early, as it makes for an even earlier morning on the day of the event. You can pick up your packet from 5:00-7:00 PM on:
May 5 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Lincoln, 3321 Pioneers Blvd
May 6 Packet Pick Up @ Trek Store Omaha, 7214 Jones St.
May 7 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Way, 15115 Industrial Road
May 8 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Omaha, 14510 Eagle Run Drive
We encourage you to pick up your packet at one of these times. This allows you to have more time to get yourself ready the morning of the ride. If you are unable to make it to one of these dates, you can pick up your packet the morning of the ride. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your roll out time. For safety of all participants, helmets must be worn at all times and no motorized bikes will be allowed on the routes.
From a short cruise down the highway to a scenic loop over hills and countryside, you can experience the very best of springtime in rural Nebraska.
For those on two legs, we invite you to participate in the approximate 5K Run & Walk.
DEPARTURE TIMES & ROUTES
All routes depart from the Museum Durham Restoration Hangar.
7:00AM DEPARTURES – The Long Routes
Ride & Run – Participants wishing to ride the 26 mile route and run/walk the Adventure 5K will depart at 7:00AM. You will need to complete the 26 mile ride by 9:50 AM to be ready to participate in the 5K Adventure Fun Run & Walk starting at 10:00AM.
8:00AM DEPARTURES – The Shorter Routes
The Run & Walk – Updated
We don’t want the cyclists to have all the fun! No bike? No problem! Lace up your walking/jogging/running shoes to help fellow Nebraskans in the fight against cancer. The Run & Walk will start at the SAC museum hangar and follow an approximate 3.5 mile course through the wide open spaces of Mahoney State Park. While the majority of the route is paved, there is a short section between the SAC museum and Mahoney State Park that is grassy/gravel. A Power Stop will be included at the half-way point. We will have timing services provided by Be About. No Frills Timing Services. Fun prizes will be awarded for our top male and finishers. A Power stop will be included at the half way point.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29912689
The event ends at 2:00PM. Courses & on course support, Expo Area, Power Stops and the Pancake Man will be closed at this time.
Please choose a route that you can complete by noon to take full advantage of the events at the start/finish.
Maybe you don’t ride a bike, run, or like to go on adventure walks but know someone who does. Maybe you can’t participate this year but still want to support our cause. We’ve made that easy too! You can help support Wear Yellow Nebraska by registering as a Virtual Rider/Runner/Walker. You don’t have to actually ride, run, or walk, just support our organization and our event participants virtually.
The fee for Virtual Riders/Runners/Walkers is the same as an event participant. And just like our other participants, you will be making a difference. The fee for each virtual rider also supports one round trip cab ride through our Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program for a cancer patient who may not have adequate transportation to get to their treatments. Virtual Riders will also have the same fundraising opportunities as our event participants, including setting up your own fundraising team. You can register to become a Virtual Rider at any time up to the day of the event.
Online Registration will open on January 1st, 2019 and remain open until May 9th. We will have a number of registration events at different locations around Omaha and Lincoln leading up to the event and open through the day of the event. Those who register AFTER April 26th are not guaranteed an event t-shirt. Additional quantities will be ordered, but sizes will vary.
You can also register in person at packet pickup.
This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given.
We have limited volunteer spots available and spots are filled at the discretion of the Wear Yellow Nebraska Board of Directors.
Everyone loves a raffle, and this year we’ve gone even bigger!
Bike Raffle – 12:15 PM
Legendary Raffle – 12:00 PM
The Legendary Raffle gets its name from the legendary items that have been up for the taking over the past years. It will start at 12:00 PM. We encourage you to browse our collection of amazing raffle packages. Raffle tickets can be purchased and placed in the package bucket of your choosing. Purchase as many raffle tickets as you like to increase your chance of winning that package.
POST RIDE EVENT
Take your helmet off and stay awhile. Riders are encouraged to stick around after the ride for breakfast by the Pancake Man, our legendary raffle, and dozen of door prizes. Each paid registration will be granted free access to the museum following the event. If you have hungry family or friends who did not ride or run, they can purchase a breakfast from the Pancake Man for $5 each.
POWER-STOPS Until 1:00 PM
Need some food? Need some drink? Need some power? We’ve got you covered! All rides are on public roads and fully supported with water, Gatorade, and a variety of food at our Power-Stops. Check the course map for Power-Stop locations along your route.
ON-COURSE SUPPORT Until 1:00 PM
Your bike is in great hands. The Bike Way, Trek Store, Cycle Works and The Bike Rack are on board when you need support. They will be providing mechanical assistance to riders at various locations throughout the day as well as a couple of our great volunteers who will be riding and driving the courses to support you. This includes changing a tire and performing minor drive train adjustments to keep you rolling to the finish.