NORFOLK, NE — Hundreds of bicycle riders made their way through Northeast Nebraska on Saturday as part of the annual Seven Cities Century bike ride.
The 122-mile route starts and ends in Norfolk taking bikers through 11 different towns, including Meadow Grove, Creighton, and Plainview.
The bikers rode 72 miles the first day and camped out overnight in Creighton before making the remainder of the 50 mile trek back to Norfolk.
This years special feature was the option to ride a portion of the route on the Cowboy Trail. Since the trail has a option that is crushed limestone it was recommended for mountain bikes or hybrids.
The 7 Cities Century originated from a group of avid bicyclist from Madison County with the goal to show off northeast Nebraska’s beautiful towns and promoting bicycling as a fun exercise.
Proceeds from past rides have helped build a new shelter on the bridge connecting the Cowboy Trail over the Elkhorn as well as purchasing new equipment locker for the fire hall in Pilger, Nebraska.