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The 17th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk is still on!

Considering the impact the coronavirus has made on an international level, we have rescheduled to a new date.

2020 will be a year to remember. Prior to the impact of this pandemic, the Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program already doubled it’s user numbers in the first quarter. We predict that number to only rise, and we are so thankful to be a trusted resource for Nebraska‘s cancer survivors. The Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk provides the majority of the funding to support our Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program, and we know this is an event that many of you look forward to. Because of these reasons, we are completely dedicated to continue moving forward with the region’s best charity ride, run and walk combination event. During this time of the unknown, we hope that scheduling this signature event to a later date will result in a safer and more enjoyable gathering for all Wear Yellow Nebraska supporters. All participants who are currently registered need to do nothing else, but be ready to join us in August. If you can’t join us on the August 15th date, let us know and we’ll gladly work with you to transition your registration to another event this year, or 2021’s event.

Wear Yellow Nebraska would not be who we are without you all. Currently, we are working through the logistics of this date change, as we hope that you will register, and encourage others to register, to prepare for this event. Now is a great time to build your teams, raise funds, and get outside to ride, run and walk.

We will have two onsite registration events in Lincoln and Omaha, tentatively scheduled for June and July, respectively. We are also working on creating some virtual training opportunities, so stay tuned for more details!

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Time: 7am, 8am, 9am & 10am departures. All events end at 2pm.
Location: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, 28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003
Pricing: $40 through the event and day of.

Great Roads, Awesome Gravel, and an Adventurous 5K Run/Walk!
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.

PROCEEDS
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.

REGISTRATION DATES & PACKET PICK UP
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 July 24th 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.

One Thing to Consider When Registering!

Thank you to our great sponsor, The David Spence Cancer Foundation for the generous offer to match all additional donations made during the online registration process up to $5000! So if it’s $5, $20, or $100, The David Spence Cancer Foundation will double your donation to support the Wear Yellow Nebraska Cab Ride Program. If you work for an organization that provides company matching, let us know and we’ll help you increase your donation even more.

Costs:
$40 through the event, and day of the event.
You can register online until midnight on August 11th. After that date you can register at any of the packet pick up events.

Click on the video image below to view our Wear Yellow Cab Ride Program Video.

Distances:
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 craving roads, we offer 25, 35, 45 and 55 mile options.
  • For those craving less formal roads, we’re excited to offer a new 27 mile beginners gravel option, and a 56 mile experienced gravel riders route.
  • 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 Center located on the back side of the Museum.

7:00AM DEPARTURES

Ride & Run – Participants wishing to ride the 25 mile route and run/walk the Adventure 5K will depart at 7:00AM. You will need to complete the 25 mile ride by 9:50 AM to be ready to participate in the 5K Adventure Fun Run & Walk starting at 10:00AM.

55 Mile Route
A challenging route with rolling hills and plenty of scenery. Remember, it’s Nebraska and there will be a good headwind somewhere on this route. You earn a second set of pancakes for completing this route!
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31556903

56 Mile Gravel Ride Route
For the adventure seekers that really want a workout. We’ve got gravel, minimum maintenance roads, hills, some trail and pavement, maybe a few farm dogs… but one heck of an adventure ride. Designed for riders who like their fat tire bikes, gravel and cross bikes, or their mountain bikes, this is the route for you. A semi-self supported route with one power stop through the farmlands of eastern Nebraska.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31556879

45 Mile Route
A good mid-length route for those who want to get a workout in, but not push it too far. Filled with rolling hills, and a few decent climbs that will make you work for those sweets at the power stop.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31556889

8:00AM DEPARTURES

35 Mile Route
The Perfect Route! A mix of everything, rolling hills, flats, a few good climbs, and great scenery through the Platte River Valley.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31556923

25 Mile Route
A good route to start the season with. If you took the winter off, and had to dust off your seat, this is a great route to start on.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31438213

27 Mile Beginners Gravel Ride Route
A good training ride. Filled with hills, decent climbs, a few Strava sprint areas, and a good distance.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24738424

10:00AM DEPARTURE

The Run & Walk
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 Durham Restoration hangar and follow an approximate 3.6 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.  New this year, we will have timing services provided by No Frills Timing Services.  Fun prizes will be awarded for our top male and female finishers. A Power stop will be included at the half way point.
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/18260435

The event ends at 2:00PM. Courses and 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.

VIRTUAL RIDERS, RUNNERS & WALKERS
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.

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:
(Tentative Schedule)
– May 11 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Lincoln
– May 12 Packet Pick Up @ Trek Store
– May 13 Packet Pick Up @ Greenstreet Papillion
– May 14 Packet Pick Up @ The Bike Rack Omaha

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.

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.

RAFFLES
Everyone loves a raffle, and this year we’ve gone even bigger!

Bike Raffle – 12:15 PM
We have two bikes to raffle this year! Watch for more info!

Legendary Raffle – 11:45 AM
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 EVENT ACTIVITIES
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. 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.

Venue

Strategic Air & Space Museum
28210 W Park Hwy
Ashland, NE 68003 United States
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