2022 Nebraska Sandhills 1,000km
Northwest Nebraska is one of the most sparsely-populated regions of the country, where you'll find long, unbroken highways, endless skies, and unique history. The Sandhills 1,000 traverses its namesake: a vast region of mixed-grass prairie on grass-stabilized sand dunes in north-central Nebraska, covering just over one quarter of the state. The dunes were designated a National Natural Landmark in 1984 (Wikipedia).
The 2022 route will begin and end in Ord, NE., which is 65 miles NE of Grand Island, NE. (a larger City along Interstate 80).
Due to the limited number of available hotels on the course, this is a limited-attendance event - contact the RBA if you are interested!
Lodging note: Start Hotel is Cobblestone Inn & Suites - Ord, NE. (855) 516-1090
** Riders will need to make their own reservations for before and after the ride **
Intermediate hotel planning is underway @ Gordon, NE., and Hyannis, NE.
Please contact the RBA if you are interested in this event!
- Be weather aware!
- Portable battery-powered NOAA weather radio /w alerts
- Mobile phone Weather apps - for weather & wind alerts
- Map with counties on it for severe weather alerts
- Be ready to ride with others in the wind!
- Bring plenty of clothes - for both hot & cold!
- Expansion bumps - wider tires & traditional 36-spoke wheels might be a good idea
- Suggested reading:
The route takes riders north, nearly to the South Dakota border, then west to Crawford through the Nebraska National Forest, looping back along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway (Nebraska State Route 2) before winding its way back to the start at Ord, NE.
|Check out the 2022 route at this link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38048462|
(Route details subject to change as ride date approaches, contact the RBA if interested!)
|Historic climate data for the last week of May demonstrates that normal temperatures range between 45ºF for the low and 78ºF for the high.|
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