Byways for bicycles: Nebraska rails-trails offer gateways to outdoor adventure

A very informative and well written article by Matt G. Splains a bunch about the many trails we are lucky to have here in NE from the rails to trails efforts.


In the 1900s, railroad lines crisscrossed Nebraska’s plains, transporting grain from small towns to larger hubs. While the days of the short-haul rail lines have long since passed, the open corridors they left behind offer a unique opportunity for the development of recreation trails that allow cyclists to get out and experience beautiful places they may not otherwise find. As they run amidst the corn, wheat, soybean and alfalfa fields common to the region, these trails pay homage to the agricultural roots that gave birth to the rail beds on which they are built.

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