Bites, Bikes & Bison

Bites, Bikes and Bison is back for 2021!

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.

2021 ride details

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $20, kids 12 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, where riders can take advantage of specials at the following establishments:

White Elm Brewing: A free beer

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

Saro Cider: $5 cider

The Hub Cafe: Choice of a beer, lemonade, or a coffee

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. New this year: Nature Play Day! Sign your child up for a day of outdoor hiking, exploration and fun while you ride BBB. $15/child ages 4-12. Click here and use keyword BBB to register  or call 402-441-7895, childcare registration closes September 9.

Our Sponsors


Union Bank & Trust logo


Ameritas logo


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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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