NUMB Ride for Hunger
June 23 -27, 2018
Twenty-Third Annual Circle Bicycle Tour of Nebraska
June 23rd — McCook, NE – Optional Day ride
June 24th — McCook, NE – Norton, KS 62* miles
June 25th — Norton, KS – Franklin, NE 62* miles
June 26th — Franklin, NE – Beaver City, NE 50* miles
June 27th — Beaver City, NE – McCook, NE 56* miles
Register now for NUMB 2018 by clicking on the register button or complete and mail the registration form.
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Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) has given over $910,000 around the world for those in need in the past 22 years. NUMB 2018 is the ‘Southern Shores’ Tour – enjoy the Mediterranean climate as we cruise Nebraska’s southern shore on our 23rd year of fighting hunger. Welcome to the high plains of Nebraska and Kansas where the spirit of the American pioneer lives on. This is the land of vast horizons, fertile river valleys, and community resilience. As you raise money to feed hungry people, take time to witness the rolling scenery and the sound of the wind to imagine waves breaking along a non-existent shore. We will start in McCook, NE, on Sunday on Monday morning and we will overnight in Norton, KS, Monday will find us heading to Franklin, NE, Tuesday we will overnight in Beaver, City and on Wednesday head back to our cars in McCook for the final day of NUMB 2018.
NUMB is sponsored by the Great Plains United Methodist Conference Mercy & Justice Team
NUMB is open to all interested cyclists. You do not have to be United Methodist to participate in NUMB. The ride will be limited to the first 150 riders. Riders in the past have come from all across the nation as well as Nebraska to be a part of this ride. Riders 18 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. NUMB will be challenging and riders must be in excellent riding condition and using quality biking equipment. Helmets are required. Participants must pay $55 for registration (after April 14th ‑ $60) and secure a minimum of $100 pledged to United Methodist Hunger programs. Registrants will receive pledge sheets and information about United Methodist Hunger projects upon registering.
Cyclists need to provide their own tents, multi-speed bike and gear needed for the trip. Helmets are mandatory. Following registration you will receive additional information including helpful hints on training and equipment. The route is SAG supported. Nebraska Cycling & Fitnesss of Columbus will be on hand for repairs and parts. Designated camping sites are provided in each host community. Our NUMB Semi will transport your tents and luggage. Riders will park their vehicles in McCook on arrival and pick them up again when our tour concludes. If you elect to stay in a motel on the tour, it is your responsibility to get to the motel with your gear and back to the campground.
NUMB is a fundraising event to motivate donors to contribute to alleviating hunger all around the world. NUMB 2017 ride pushing us just over $910,000 for the hungry of the world since its inception. Join us for NUMB 2018 and make a difference for those who are hungry– ride, donate to a rider or volunteer as a support person. Read more here: NUMB Hunger Projects.
Rev. Bill Ritter, Great Plains Blue River District Superintendent, is our Tour Leader for the twenty-third year. Bill has led numerous cross-Nebraska bike tours for the United Methodist Church since the 1980’s and is a veteran of fourteen BRAN trips. He has participated in RAGBRAI, MS150, BAK, SAGBRAW, Tour de Kota, Candisc , BAM, WOW and various other Bike Tours. Also serving you on NUMB are: Route Director, Greg Bakewell; Registrar/Director’s Assistant, Regina Bergman; Social Director, Nina Clark; SAG Directors, Wayne and Kathy Minikus; Bike Mechanic, Geoff Paterson, Olympia Cycle of Omaha, NE; Bike Mechanic, Dick Vandenberg, Nebraska Cycling and Fitness, Columbus, NE.