Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daniel Thompson

Hundreds of cyclists begin trek eastward from Kimball for 2013 Bike Ride Across Nebraska event


Jacob Misener

This cyclist heads east on Route 30 early in the morning Sunday, beginning the statewide trek across Nebraska with hundreds of fellow cyclists.

Kimball served as the first host city for the 33rd annual Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) trip across the state this past weekend.

Riders began pouring into the city of Kimball in the early afternoon of Saturday, June 1, on their way to the high school where they set up tents and took in a mandatory meeting in the High School auditorium.

By the end of the day, the practice field at the Kimball Junior/Senior High School was filled with a sea of tents as nearly 650 BRAN participants hunkered down for the night in order to get some much needed sleep for their ride to Chappell starting in...

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