The Lincoln Volunteer Center has four major projects and events:
Don’t miss the new Tour de Lincoln website!
In May 2002, the LVC held its first annual Tour de Lincoln. The Tour is a benefit bike ride for the Volunteer Center. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln.
The Tour offers four courses: The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles), The Rolling Hills (20 miles), The Country Climb (40 miles) and the Metric Century (63 miles).
The Pleasure Cruise will roll out of McBean Park and pass through the cottonwood trees that line the banks of the Auburn Ravine. The course consists almost completely of Class 2 bike lanes and rolls along a section of the beautiful Lincoln Hills Golf Course.
The Rolling Hills is a shorter version of the Country Climb with beautiful scenery and less vertical gain.
The Country Climb is a beautiful ride winding through the rolling hills and countryside between Lincoln and Auburn. This route has beautiful valley views, challenging climbs (1400′ vertical gain), and passes by several horse ranches. The Metric Century route is more of the same beautiful countryside, but with 3800′ of vertical gain.
Well-stocked rest stops and sag support are located on all routes. Helmets are required for all riders!
Check-In Times: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. After check-in, riders may leave on their own after 7:30 a.m.
Barbecue lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Non-Rider activities include McBean Skate Park, McBean Park playground, America’s Clay Fest (tour historic Gladding, McBean factory), and three beautiful public golf courses within 2 miles.
Be sure to join us each May for a fun-filled day for the whole family!
Every Thursday evening during the summer the streets of downtown Lincoln are filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, crafts, specialty items, music and a wonderful sense of community. The 2013 Farmer’s Market will begin June 13th and run through August 29th. Whether or not you would like to volunteer to help us set up for this event each Thursday, be sure to come enjoy the Lincoln Farmer’s Market. You’ll be glad you did! Live bands play each week in the plaza, for your enjoyment!