Bites, Bikes & Bison

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.

2023 Ride Details

Date: Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $30 per rider, kids 14 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:

White Elm Brewing: A $3 beer

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

Raising Cane’s: A free lemonade plus spin the wheel for free swag

CODE beer: A free beer

Saro Cider: $2 cider

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 Code Beer 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. Call 402-441-7895 to sign up for the Nature Play Day! Just $20/child and care is provided from 11:30 AM – 4 PM.

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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