July 26, 2016
Platte River State Park has arguably the most potential of any Nebraska trails. You have the ability of stringing together 10 miles of trail from the west part of the park to the east park where the main singletrack trail runs. The amount of climbing found here is great for a state with little to no elevation (700 foot for 5.5-6 miles of the main loop). There is also a technical rock garden and some fun, flowy sections that you'll be rewarded with once you make the aforementioned climbs. The restrictions that apply are during 9-4 from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend they run horses on the doubletrack sections of the main loop. This has been bumped up in the past due to nice weather, so it's always best to check at the park office to be sure if you are visiting. Most Wednesday evenings there is a group of riders that meet at the Wild Turkey Parking area, with cold brews being a staple for the post ride festivities.
Lewis & Clark (Council Bluffs, IA) or Krug Park (St. Joseph, MO)