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Bellevue Bicycle Club

The Bellevue Bicycle Club of Bellevue, Nebraska is dedicated to the encouragement of all aspects of bicycling, including touring and mountain biking. The purpose of the club is to sponsor recreational cycling activities, encourage bicycling as a transportation alternative, and to promote bicyclists' rights and safe bicycling practices.  BBC is a volunteer, non-profit organization.

Members of the club strongly believe in bicycle advocacy and community involvement. Their participation in programs such as Bike to Work, Share the Road and The Ride of Silence have helped show the community that bicyclists have rights to the road, too. The club supports a number of charitable organizations and donates volunteer hours to various local cycling events, such as the club's annual Spoke & Hub Century.

CONTACT: Contact Us


Bellevue Citizen Complete Streets Advisory Panel

The city of Bellevue has adopted a “Complete Streets Ordinance” where all modes of transportation (Vehicle, Pedestrian and cyclist) are considered in planning new traffic projects.  The Bellevue Citizen Complete Streets Advisory Panel (CCSAP) seeks public input on transportation issues within the City and surrounding communities in any of the following areas:

  • Pedestrian rights-of-way and sidewalks;
  • Roads, streets, intersections, and traffic control;
  • Bike paths and bike lanes; 
  • Public transportation/MAT service;

The panel investigates transportation and safety-related matters and recommends actions to the City of Bellevue.

CONTACT: www.completestreetsbellevue.org/home/cs-bellevue-docs


THOR “Trails Have Our Respect”

THOR is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to developing and maintaining sustainable off-road recreational trails in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa by providing expertise, manpower and resources.  THOR designs, builds and maintains many trails in and around Omaha, Council Bluffs, Fremont and Lincoln in accordance with International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) guidelines.  THOR promotes environmental responsibility and care for public lands, and is a positive role model for trail advocacy, use and care. 

CONTACT: www.trailshaveourrespect.org/thor/about/


Community Bike Project Omaha

The Community Bike Project works to improve access to bicycles for everyone.  The Community Bicycle Shop Omaha has been primarily focused on basic shop operations, repairing donated bikes to sell, hosting occasional bike rodeos, utilizing a “mobile bike repair station,” a fund-raising concert at Slowdown, and an annual awards ceremony for shop volunteers.  CBPO engaged in a variety of activities including; Our Open Shop program, bicycle repair & maintenance classes, bicycle safety classes, a monthly Ladies Night, and bike rodeos. 

CONTACT: www.communitybikeproject.org/about/


Activate Omaha

Activate Omaha is constantly working on making physical activity easy and accessible for all Omahans.  Efforts include working to change the phyical environment and overcoming barriers to making physical activity a part of active living.   Omaha Bikes (the local cycling advocacy group) and Activate Omaha are working to make Omaha more bicycle friendly.  

CONTACT: http://www.activateomaha.org/igsbase/igstemplate.cfm?SRC=DB&SRCN=&GnavID=11


OMAHA BIKES

Omaha Bikes is a community organization that advocates for improved transportation and bicycling infrastructure for Omaha, and the surrounding area.  Omaha Bikes goals are:

  • Transform Omaha into a bicycle-friendly community
  • Connect and partner with community groups and leaders
  • Improve children’s health through cycling
  • Support cycling as a transportation alternative
  • Network nationally and regionally to improve cycling locally
  • Educate the public about cycling

CONTACT: http://omahabikes.org/about/