Omaha Connect Ride FAQ

Sample Jerseys for the 2019 ride were available at Bike Masters up until the week prior the ride.

They will be available the day of the ride, but you will need to order a jersey with your registration. You can use the sizing chart on the Ride Page to get an idea of the sizing.

That being said, typically cycling clothes run smaller than street clothes. That mean you will need to upsize your order by one or two sizes.

The day of the ride you can try on a sample jeresy and if you need to make a change in your order (all riders registering after July 1 will not receive their jersey until 4 to 6 weeks after the ride), we can do so on the day of the ride. Please let the person at the registration desk know of any changes.

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SAG means “Stuff and Gear.” 
SAG support includes a team of volunteers that are driving the routes to
help riders that may suffer a flat tire, breaking a spoke, bike breakdown, or a
ride back to the starting point. It also includes several stops that will offer
water and a variety of snacks all designed to help riders refuel during the
ride.

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This depends on the type of bike you are using.  We do not recommend people use a road bike
with thin width tires on the Gravel ride. These are bikes with tires 23-28 mm
in width. 

We strongly recommend bikes that have wider tires 35-50 mm
in width.  Some bikes, like a mountain
bike will have tires that are 2 to 2.5 inches wide, these are fine. This ride
will be more a challenging workout for the rider that is in good physical
condition.

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There are four Routes in 2019, with the first three all on
pavement:

1. Quarter Century (approximately 25 miles)

2. Half Century (approximately 50 miles)

3. Metric Century (approximately 100 km or 62.3 miles)

4. Gravel Ride (approximately 44 miles with most of the ride
taking place on gravel roads)

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Registration includes all food before the ride, SAG stops, and food after the ride.  In addition, all cyclists will receive an Omaha Connect Ride jersey. The registration also helps support CBMC ministry activities and a special charity. In 2019, that charity was the Nebraska Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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The Omaha Connect Ride was started in 2018 to bring local
area cyclists together in a networking event that would also be inspiring.
Prior to the ride, an inspirational speaker that has a connection to cycling,
gives a brief talk about their journey to inspire riders.

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The CBMC is a non-denominational Christian ministry serving
business leaders in the greater Omaha area.

CBMC stands for “Christian Businessmen’s Connection.”  Their slogan may have more meaning
“Connecting Businesses and the Marketplace to Christ.” Its primary mission is
to assist business leaders to operate their business according to Biblical Principles.
For more information on the CBMC visit the website https://heartland.cbmc.com

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