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Mopac

Average Rating:    (3.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Flat crushed limestone. Pretty nice recreational trail. It keeps getting added onto also. Make sure to stop in Walton on your way at the local shop.
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Latitude
40.808230565680965
Longitude
-96.60574436187744
Trail Directions
Very Eastern Edge of Lincoln, by Highway 34.
Trail Length
50 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Lincoln
   


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Review Date
August 3, 2015

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: xsramo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great recreational trail for someone just getting back into riding or looking for a good workout. This is just a flat, packed limestone trail for running, biking, and horseback riding. Every Tuesday from May - October they have the Nacho Ride where cyclists ride out to Eagle, NE for nachos, beer, and warm conversation. Check it out if you get a chance.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wilderness Park
Platte River State Park
Jamaica Trail



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Review Date
October 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: HMM ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
--- As of October, 2012, MOPAC East is a rolling to flat, West to East, limestone trail covering 50+ miles round trip. It starts in Lincoln, NE and dead ends in Elmwood, NE.

This trail is a "rails to trail", not a mountain bike trail, so hardcore types will be disappointed. It has no technical aspects. The trail gets somewhat rugged from erosion beyond Eagle, NE, so come prepared.

Unfortunately, the trail crosses several high speed highways and dirt roads, so caution is advised. In Nebraska, the cyclist is ALWAYS wrong when hit by a car....state law. Clue in.

Because of extreme wind conditions at times and Osange Orange tree thorns during the Fall color season (near Eagle, NE and beyond), it is wise to consider using heavy mud tires, thorn tubes, or tubeless during the thorn season. Being stranded without a couple of tubes is painful.

The Walton Bike store is no longer available in Walton (2012), so the only source of food and help is in Eagle and Elmwood, but no real bike shop.

Recommended Route:
Lincoln going East to Elmwood....
--- return is against the prevailing West wind, so you may want to arrange a pickup in Elmwood.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None.



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Review Date
May 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kelli , from Lincoln

Summary:
Last summer I rode MoPac East every day for a 25-mile round trip, and my friend and I were never bored. The trail is kept up well and definitely improved our endurance. We even rode it at night ... reflected light from the full moon lit up the limestone trail so that we didn't even need our bike lights. I love MoPac East, and plan to ride it extensively this summer. You do cross several roads some are fresh gravel so young riders should be cautious. Definitely wear a helmet, as you would under any other conditions.



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Review Date
May 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Joe Hettiarachchy , from Omaha, NE

Summary:
This trail deserves 1 star. Period. You are supposed to rate these trails fairly compared to other great mountain bike trails. 5 stars should be the best mountain bike trail ever invented! That considered, how can anyone give this trail 5 stars? Does that mean that it compares equally with Moab, Tsali, and Berryman? Or have you people just never ridden any real mountain bike trails? It just doesn't make any sense...

Recommended Route:
Straight crushed limestone..



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Review Date
January 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Allison , from Lincoln, Nebraska

Summary:
I think the person who said that gravel roads have more to offer is crazy! I have used this travel for years and I am still not bored with it - It is 100% Nebraska, and that's the way I like it!

Recommended Route:
Best way to enjoy the fresh air



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