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.

2024 Ride Details

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8.

Guided Nature Hike Beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Bike Ride Beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Ticket Options:

$35 per rider, (youth 14 and under ride free)

$50 per rider – includes a 1-year membership in the Friends Group! ($25 value)

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 participating establishments. Past venue partners have included:

White Elm Brewing, Kinkaider Brewing Co. – Haymarket taproom, Raising Cane’s, CODE beer, Saro Cider

After leaving the park, last year’s route took 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.


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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