We try to have a lot of fun at this ol’ bicycle shop. Some events happen regularly, some are one of a kind. Take a gander at the list below and get on down here!
THIS MONTH’S EVENTS:
4/26: Pedal Happy Potluck
5/19: OBC x T&W Ice Cream Ride
We’re teaming up with Ted and Wally’s Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream to present the 2018 Ice Cream Ride. This is an all day self-guided bicycle ride from the downtown location of Ted & Wally’s to their Benson location. Hop on the route at your leisure anytime between 11am and 11pm. The ride map is posted in the event.
Get your hands stamped at both ice cream shop locations for discounts at OBC and T&W the day of the ride. T-shirts will be available to purchase at Omaha Bicycle Company.
*This is a ride at your own risk event!*
We host a variety of weekly rides in addition to co-hosting and promoting community bike-related events. There’s something for every level of experience and interest. Check out what we have to offer and come ride with us sometime!
Every Saturday morning // 9a: We start the weekend right with a little casual ramble to the park. Meet us at the shop around 9am and aim to roll by 9:15. It’s a really fun & slow social ride to Elmwood Park (and beyond if you so desire) and then back to Benson. Sarah leads the ride and has to get back to the shop by about 10:30 but some folks keep on riding the Keystone, some come back when she does. It’s mostly a motivator to get yer buns out of bed and onto a bike saddle. Join in the fun! #coffeeoutside
*ON HOLD UNTIL THE SPRING* Every Tuesday Night // Ladies’ Ride // 6p: Meet here at the shop and we’ll roll out at 6 o’clock for an approachable ride that’s attainable for all sorts of riders (less than 10 miles usually). We typically end up at the Benson Brewery afterward for a drink and/or snack. A quick note about this ride: we welcome all riders who identify as femme and nonbinary on the Tuesday night ride. We strive to cultivate an inclusive, judgement-free environment where we can simply experience the ride and pursue joy. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to ask!
*ON HOLD UNTIL THE SPRING* Every Thursday Night // Road Ride 6p: Jim, our A++ mechanic leads the weekly Thursday Night Ride. We roll out of OBC at 6 pm sharp! This is a no-drop ride, about 20-25 miles, typically easy with a couple of climbs but no more than 1,000 feet. Make sure to grab your lights, water and dress accordingly as we transition into the autumn months. Be ready for a beer and a bite at the Benson Brewery afterward.
Full Moon! We ride bikes in the moonlight once a month. Meet at the OBC back deck at 7pm and we’ll roll bar to bar. This is a fun, casual bar crawl with short rides between stops. Spread the word and join in the fun!
Pedal Happy Potluck: The last Thursday of every month we meet here at 7pm. Bring a dish and/or drink to share! Everyone is encouraged to share what they know about what is happening around the city as it pertains to bicycle advocacy. We scheme on ideas to help make Omaha more bike friendly and plan events to enjoy ourselves along the way. There’s also generally a Mode Shift Omaha update. #pedalhappy