WEEPING WATER – After rolling through Falls City, Rulo, Peru, Auburn and Nebraska City, a state-wide bike ride stopped at it’s last southeast Nebraska location in Weeping Water.
Even the heat couldn’t bring down the riders of BRAN, which started in Falls City on Saturday and finishes up in northeast Nebraska by the end of the week.
“It’s been wonderful, we’ve had really good weather, nothing to worry about other than it’s been a little bit hot. The riders have had a wonderful experience going up and down the roads, and it’s been very safe,” says BRAN President Wes Golusha.
Each community does something special for the riders. Falls City hosted a movie, a beer garden took place in Auburn and Weeping Water planned a melodrama for the 300-plus riders.
“People in each of the communities have gone out of there way to make us really feel welcome,” says Golusha.
This is the 37th year of BRAN, Golusha who has been a part of the ride since 2001, says a high percentage come back to the race, which explores rural Nebraska, each and every year.
“It’s the one time a year that we see each other and we can catch up and it’s just a community,” says Golusha.
Tuesday marks the longest route that all riders will take part in. The 78 mile route will take them north, first to South Bend and then Wahoo, before finishing the day in North Bend.