Lincoln is a Bike City!

Bike Lincoln is the City's bicycling information and resource site, featuring useful information on registering your bike and planning your trip as well as smart cycling tips, informative videos, links to local non profits and bike shops and applicable laws. Use the easy comment form to provide input on improving your Lincoln bicycling experience.

The City of Lincoln was recently awarded a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists. It is Bike Lincoln's goal to create a safe, fun and healthy bicycling environment for everyone.

Bike Trail Closures & Notices     💁

  • Sanitary Sewer and Water and Stream Stability project in Wilderness Park along Old Cheney Road. This project is requiring the re routing of Wilderness Park Trails on both the east and west side of Salt Creek. Trail users are being re-routed along signed routes and the Jamaica North Trail. The Jamaica North Trail will also need to be closed for a short time when the project work is in its immediate area. This project will continue into winter 2020.
  • Construction of the Rock Island to Jamaica North Connector Bridge near Densmore Park and "Train Wreck Bridge". This major project will continue through this fall. Construction activities are being coordinated to minimize closure of the Jamaica North Trail. Obey closure barricades when they are in place. The Rock Island Trail will remain open until the final stages of the project when the trail to the bridge is constructed, then Densmore Park internal trails will be signed as an alternative route.
  • South Beltway Construction and utility relocation. In preparation for the South Beltway construction, many utilities are being relocated, requiring occasional short closures in the area 1/2 mile south of Saltillo Road. Obey closure barricades when they are in place. The Jamaica North Trail will remain open during South Beltway Construction with a temporary construction bridge over the trail and occasional flaggers on the trail during night work. This is a multi-year project.
  • NOTE: The above projects are shown here on a map. Our best advice is to follow the signage. There are re-route signs. If a long ride is planned, down to Beatrice or points south, it may be best to start at the Roca Road trailhead for the next month or so, just to be sure of a clear route. After the utility relocations for the South Beltway are done, the Saltillo Rd. Trailhead should be a good start point again. (April 7, 2020)
  • Portion of Old Cheney Road to close Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.
  • Jamaica North Trail near Wilderness Park to close for 80 days beginning July 6. The Jamaica North Trail between Old Cheney Road and South 14th Street will be closed for the next 80 days for work on the Rock Island to Jamaica North Connector Bridge. The project requires excavation of the trail surface, and it will not be possible to pass through the construction area. Additionally, the Jamaica North Trail on the north side of Old Cheney Road will be closed until July 13 for installation of a sanitary sewer line. The Wilderness Park Trail on the east side of Salt Creek will also be closed until fall at the point where it accesses the Jamaica North Trail at the connector bridge.
  • Salt Creek Levee Trail between "A" and Calvert streets is now closed while the Army Corps of Engineers repairs the levees. The project completion date has not been determined. Trail users are advised to use the Jamaica North Trail in that area.
  • Rock Island Trail between Capitol Parkway and "A" Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 25 through September 8 for drainage improvement work under the Lincoln Children's Zoo plaza bridge. The trail will be open during evenings and weekends. The recommended detour is to use the Billy Wolff Trail along Capitol Parkway, and then rejoin the Rock Island Trail at "A" Street.

Contact Us!

We want your suggestions on how we can make biking in Lincoln better! If you have feedback regarding bicycling infrastructure (bike racks, bike lanes, cycle tracks, trails, road crossings, etc.), educational programs, events or any other bicycling topic, we want to hear from you!

Please note that while we welcome suggestions for capital projects to help us identify and prioritize in the long-term, there is limited funding and a high demand for projects throughout the City. We are working hard to make the funding which is available serve the most people as effectively as possible.

Play it Safe on the Trails

Introducing the Capital Cruiser from BikeLNK

Effective June 1: Quick Tripper pass will be replaced with Capital Cruiser, $6 for unlimited hour long trips in a 24 hour period.

UNL Students!

Bicycling on UNL Campus

Download this poster about bicycling on UNL Campus and downtown Lincoln