190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341
This is a 75-mile gravel race held in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, and is run through the heart of the Wildcat Hills. You can race it and gather a cash prize, or you can take your time and make it an adventure ride.
Either way, the route takes you through piney woods and high plains grasslands nestled in a bluff system left behind by a retreating sea 70 million years ago. Look for fossils and cows; this is open range country. You won’t be the first to test your mettle through these parts. You’ll be riding on the Oregon Trail for much of the route, retracing the very steps of the Western immigrants. The race is named after Antione Robidoux, who built a trading post during the 1840s, selling tack and grog to immigrants as they crossed over Robidoux Pass on the way to their demise or Oregon, whichever came first. In later years, immigrants struggled over the more direct Mitchell Pass. You’ll be riding over both.