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NUMB 2016 Endicott

NUMB 2016 Recap

Blue Ribbon Tour Much of Nebraska celebrates the heritage of the County Fair, where the locals can show off their agricultural wares.  NUMB 2016 was in the heart of County Fair country and this ride deserved a blue ribbon for excellence.  Milford was our first day host.  We took a short warm up ride to […]

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NUMB 2015 First United Methodist Church

NUMB 2015 Recap

The Outback Tour Why did our jerseys have kangaroos on them?  Because we were on the Outback Tour.  Many of the locals refer to this area of Nebraska as the Outback and we were in Sidney.  We started our ride in Ogallala, which was a repeat for this town hosting NUMB.  Like Horace Greely suggested […]

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NUMB 2014

NUMB 2014 Recap

Journey to the Center of the Earth 2014 brought NUMB to the center of Nebraska, which means it was in the center of the United States and as far as we were concerned, it was in the Center of the Earth. Our annual trek to raise money for hunger started in Holdrege, Nebraska (home of […]

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Numb 2013 Logo

NUMB 2013 Recap

  NUMB 2013 attracted 150 riders to a rather hilly route starting in Norfolk.  The first day ride to Oakland introduced us to the beauty of North central Nebraska.  In Oakland we received a warm welcome from the locals and set up camp at the Fairgrounds. The next morning the skies turned angry and many […]

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NUMB 2012 Photo

NUMB 2012 Recap

The Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger spent half its time in Kansas on NUMB 2012.  Beatrice was our main host and was joined by Auburn, Sabetha and Marysville.  NUMB 2012 was the largest NUMB in history with almost 200 riders from all around the nation and even two from Canada.  NUMB was expanded […]

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NUNB 2011 Logo

NUMB 2011 Recap

The 125+ riders were hosted by the Churches in Bridgeport, Hemmingford, Scottsbluff and Gering.  We rode the historic path taken by the wagon trains over a century before and felt the awe and amazement as we gazed at Chimney Rock, Court House Rock and the Scotts Bluff Monument. It was determined on this ride that NUMB […]

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NUMB 2010 Recap

The fifteenth NUMB took the riders through the last three counties of Nebraska: Hamilton, Seward and York.  This was the largest NUMB in the history of the ride.  Over $50,000 was collected by our riders.  Hastings Grace was our host and arranged for our stay at Hastings College.  Other hosts were Central City, Seward and Geneva.    Our first day was […]

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NUMB 2009 Recap

NUMB 2009 had 128 riders who started the 310 mile trek in Ogallala June 27, 2009. The Optional Day ride to Arthur County had 66 riders who enjoyed the beautiful scenery as they rode over the Lake McConnaughy Dam on their way to the Arthur County Line. It was a wonderful ride and many riders […]

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NUMB 2008 Recap

About 135 riders took part in the 13th annual NUMB Ride event on June 28-July 2, 2008. That year’s NUMB took riders 270 miles from Wahoo, through Tekamah, Wayne and Columbus (where Bill Ritter is pastor) then back to Wahoo. NUMB 2008 Poem With SAG as duty, trail-view memories for us were few But Greg’s […]

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Numb 2007 Photo

NUMB 2007 Recap

About 110 riders took part in the 12th annual NUMB Ride event on June 23-27, 2007. That year’s NUMB took riders 280 miles from Curtis, through Grant, Benkelman and Cambridge back to Curtis.  Strong headwinds and high temperatures will long be remembered during the leg from Grant to Benkelman. NUMB 2007 Poem Written by Tom […]

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