Holy bicycles, Batman! The inaugural Super Cruiser Ride is Saturday in Omaha.
Costumes – particularly those of the superhero variety – are encouraged.
The 11-mile bike ride will take participants on a tour of midtown Omaha, Bemis, Benson and Dundee neighborhoods. Stops along the way will encourage riders to explore the areas' restaurants and shops, though people can ride straight through.
“It's going to be quite a bit of fun,” said race co-director Mike Schwartz, who owns Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery and Deli at Midtown Crossing. “People are going to be dressed up as superheroes, there's going to be a band...It's going to be a real nice, enjoyable afternoon.”
Trek Bicycles of Omaha and Dundee Cycles & Provisions will provide bike support at the start and along the route. There will also be a police presence to ensure the safety of the riders.
An outdoor concert at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing will follow the ride at 7 p.m. Beer, provided by New Belgium Brewing, will be available for purchase to those 21 and older.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish Nebraska.
The ride starts at 3 p.m. at Turner Park. Online registration is $25 for adults and $15 for those 16-years-old and younger.
You can also sign up the day of the ride starting at 1 p.m.; adult registration is $30, and those 16-years-old and younger can register for $20.
For more information or to sign up, click here.
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