Bites, Bikes & Bison

Save the Date!

Bites, Bikes and Bison will return on September 10, 2023.

Bites, Bikes and Bison is the annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center. This fun, family-friendly annual bike ride begins in scenic Pioneers Park and takes riders into downtown Lincoln, where food and drink specials await at several popular destinations.

2022 Ride Details

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $30 per rider, kids 16 and under ride free

Route: The ride begins in Pioneers Park. Riders can do an optional 4-mile loop in Pioneers Park before they take a 100% paved route into downtown Lincoln, to take advantage of specials at the following establishments:

Bloom Coffee Truck (on-site at Pioneers Park): a TBD drink special

White Elm Brewing: A free beer

The Mill Coffee & Tea, Telegraph District: A free iced coffee, granita or Italian soda

Kinkaider Brewing Co. – Haymarket taproom: A $3 beer

CODE beer: A free beer

Saro Cider: $2 cider

The Hub Cafe: A FREE Nacho Bar

After leaving the park, this year’s route takes riders down the Bison Trail to 8th Street (a designated bike route), and then to the N Street bike lanes and Antelope Valley Trail.

Riders can visit as many or as few stops as they like, in whatever order they like. Mileage can range from an 8-mile out-and-back to White Elm to an 18-mile out-and-back to the Hub Café with a loop around the park at the beginning or end of the ride.

On-site Childcare: A concurrent Nature Center Day Camp will be offered exclusively to registered BBB participants for an additional fee. Youth ages 4-12 can experience all the fun of Day Camp while parents enjoy time on their bikes! Day Camp registration is limited to 40 participants and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Childcare registration details will be emailed separately.

Our Mission

The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.


Monday - Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Noon - 5:00 PM
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Free Admission
Suggested Donations: $3/person, $5/family, or $10/group


3201 S Coddington Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68522

(402) 441-7895


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