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Kimball Welcomes Tour de Nebraska For The First Time


June 20, 2019

Daria Anderson-Faden/The Observer

The "Howdy" letters lay in the grass on the east edge of Kimball and will be stood up early Wednesday morning to greet Tour de Nebraska riders. They were created by John Faden and Jim Schulte.

"Howdy" to all the Tour de Nebraska bikers!

Over 460 riders will arrive in Kimball on Wednesday, June 19, and exit north to Scottsbluff on Thursday morning. The ride starts in Sidney, then they travel to Kimball, Scottsbluff, Bridgeport and back to Sidney. This is the 32nd Annual Tour de Nebraska.

The Tour de Nebraska was started in 1988 and this is the first time the event will extend to the western part of Nebraska. According to TDN, the "goal is to have a rest stop every 15-20 miles. TDN Assistant Director Shari Rosso works very closely with every community to make plans for food, restr...

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