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Saturday rides

I’d like to ride out to the river and dip the tire on Saturday. As well as get additional miles to make 500 for the week (including the loop). Are there any planned rides? Does anyone know what time the East/West shuttle arrives?

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jwsknk, May 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

Trails in the areacan get you to the kerry bridge over the Missouri into nebraska, last time we rode over that and dipped from the nebraska side of the river ith Iowa in the background. Nothing organized, but lots of people doing it.


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David, May 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

What times the East/West shuttles arrive depends on a number of factors, not all of which are predictable. Even the good busses can break down or get stuck in traffic. Two years ago there were some pretty bad cross winds on I80 which had tipped over a few semis and caused a lot of traffic problems.

“Usually” they would be arriving by 3pm or so in my experience. By the time you set up camp you should still have plenty of time. It doesn’t get dark until late.


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kurmdgn, May 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The last time the ride started in Council Bluffs there were all kinds of
trails/paths along the river that took you over to the Kerry Bridge. The banks
down to the water’s edge were pretty steep and there’s a real current right along
the bridge area.

TO discourage everyone from clambering down and falling in Council Bluff had setup
a pump drawing river water up onto the bridge deck. The 3 of us just rode over the
bridge to the Nebraska side and back. There was some organized party going on along
the Omaha side.

It was only ~10-15 min ride from the official camp to the bridge so you
shouldn’t have any problems wetting your wheels. But unless you go riding around
on the Nebraska side it won’t add more than a couple of miles to the overall trip.


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