The Ponca Ride is a group ride, not a race. It's a bunch of friends going out for an all day adventure on some of the finest gravel roads in Eastern Nebraska. One hundred and fifty five miles from Lincoln to Ponca State Park. The mantra of this no-drop ride is to ride at a comfortable pace while enjoying the beauty of the gravel goodness with your buddies.
Every year we leave at 4 AM and depending on the wind/weather, flats/mechanicals, and pit stops usually roll in to Ponca State Park around 8 PM (give or take an hour). We camp that night and sometimes ride back to Lincoln the next day.
The Ponca Ride is one of the highlights of my year. I have a lot of great memories from these rides. This year the early morning fog was memorable. I've never ridden through fog like that. It was rad.