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Join Cowboy Trail Tour May 17-23

LINCOLN – The public is invited to join two Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staffers on a Cowboy Trail bicycle tour May 17-23 from Norfolk to Valentine.

Riders may join Jenny Nguyen and Jamie Bachmann for all or any segment of the 195-mile tour, which begins at Norfolk’s TaHaZouka Park at 8 a.m. All riders must arrange their transportation.

A summary of the itinerary: May 17 – Norfolk to Neligh; May 18 – Neligh to O’Neill; May 19 – O’Neill to Stuart; May 20 – Stuart to Long Pine; May 21 – no travel (fishing and Dutch oven cooking demonstration); May 22 – Long Pine to Wood Lake; May 23 – Wood Lake to Valentine.

The Cowboy Trail is the nation’s longest rail-to-trail conversion and Nebraska’s first state recreational trail.

Anyone interested in riding any segment of the tour should contact Jenny Nguyen at jenny.nguyen@nebraska.gov or 402-992-0731. For more information, read the Afield and Afloat blog at NebraskalandMagazine.com. Riders should be prepared to pedal 25-40 miles a day and provide their own camping equipment.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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