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Partners With BRAN

Each of our partners plays a role in bringing BRAN to you every year.

  • The Omaha Northwest Rotary Club began this project, but BRAN has since become it’s own entity.  We would like to thank them for the service they provided to the ride over the past several years.
  • The Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club is now the sponsor of the ride and will now provide the leadership of the ride and the scholarship program.  In addition, several club members are actively involved in the planning of the ride and volunteer their time working on the ride.
  • The Bike Rack has been associated with BRAN for many years and as a premier bicycle shop, assists the riders pre-ride, during the week (in camp and on the road) and post-ride.  See Jim Carveth and the wonderful folks at both locations.
  • Pork Belly Ventures has been with BRAN since 2011, and we haven’t looked back.   PBV believes so much in BRAN they have helped us bring about showers for everyone this year!  Hot water in the shower, private changing rooms, and coffee daily to all!

Best Host for BRAN 38

Host Communities for BRAN 38 did a spectacular job making the riders welcomed. A Southern State of Mind prevailed in each and every community.


The BEST HOST COMMUNITY, as voted on by the riders, was the final overnight community of Red Cloud.  The Red Cloud people provided food, allowed us to camp local park and welcomed us at each and every opportunity.  BRAN thanks for all the efforts in Ogallala, Imperial, McCook, Alma, Red Cloud, Fairbury, Seward and Ashland.



The Bike Rack

The Bike Rack, one of Omaha and Lincoln’s premier bike shops, supports the riders on BRAN.  The Bike Rack will get your bike on the road in the morning, patrol the roads to fix anyone’s bike problems, and then be in camp at night to address the more advanced issues with your bike.  Check them out now for all of the bikes, services and bicycle related items they have for the serious, and sometimes not so serious cyclist.  The professional staff at the Bike Rack will help you fit your new or older bike; recondition, repair and restore your old ride; help you select the equipment that best suits your needs; fix and repair in 24 hours or less; are convenient and professional.  We are proud to partner with them and you can visit them now at 

Stop by their locations in Omaha and Lincoln.  Support them with your business, as they support us on the ride!

Pork Belly Ventures

Unlike other rides in Nebraska and Iowa, Pork Belly Showers is included FREE for being a part of the Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska.  No one else has a benefit like this!  Hot showers, as many as you want each and every day, with soap, shampoo and towel provided as well!  You won’t have a smelly towel in your duffle bag all week!  Also, Pork Belly Ventures is making coffee every morning for everyone, FREE OF CHARGE.
If you want to contract with Pork Belly Ventures to be your personal SAG and have them set up your tent, transport and put your bags in your tent and have a cool beverage waiting for you (in other words, treat you like royalty), Dave Kennedy is your man!!!! Take the time to look at the amenities offered and at $60 per day, it’s a bargain.

Read about our relationship here: