This is the 10th year the Bellevue Bicycle Club has hosted this charity fund raising event. Over 99% of the proceeds raised go to the charity each year (the balance of the money is spent on the expenses associated with putting on the ride.)
In past years the charities supported have included the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County, Activate Omaha, Nebraska Humane Society, Wabash Trace Nature Trail, Team Nebraska & The US Transplant Games, Sarpy County Safe Haven Transitional Shelter, and the MAPA Ft. Crook Road Trail Fund, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year's proceeds will be donated to the Soundz of Freedom.
The BBC Spoke and Hub Ride has always been structured around the concept of having a beginning point known as the “Hub” from which multiple “Spoke” routes of varying lengths could be ridden that would bring you back to the hub. You can ride more than one spoke if you so choose. Location of the Hub and the Spokes have been impacted by Missouri River flooding so routes have been adjusted as needed.
The Hub this year is at the gazebo in Washington Park in Bellevue (Franklin Street & East 20th Ave in Olde Towne).
A Century may be completed by riding Spoke 2 (large IA loop) and then completing Spokes 3 and 4. Please, if you intend to complete the Century, you should inform the Spoke and Hub staff the day of the ride. If you are going to ride either loop in Iowa, please do that first as you must be back across the bridge by 1 PM.
Ride any distance you like, it’s all about fun. Refreshments at the Hub. Improved food at the SAG stops on the spokes. SAG support will be provided for minor repairs.
Packet pick-up at the Hub (Washington Park): Saturday, May 10 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.