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.
SAG means “Stuff and Gear”or “Support 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.
There are four Routes in 2019, with the 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)
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.
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.
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