It’s a community service project of the Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest.
Event director Wes Galusha says the ride is fun for participants but it also raises money for Nebraska high school seniors who are headed to Nebraska colleges, trade schools and universities.
“We’re giving out $27,500 per year and we’re very close to reaching $500,000 over our 35 years,” Galusha says. “We’ve seen a lot of successes at keeping Nebraska students in Nebraska as a result of what we’re doing.”
The 410-mile-long journey started Sunday in Wauneta and will end Saturday in Murray, just south of Omaha. Overnight stops on this year’s route include: Cambridge, Eustis, Axtell, Clay Center, Wilber and Syracuse.
The seven-day ride is limited to 600 bicyclists. For more details, visit: www.bran-inc.org.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney