North Platte, Nebraska has a borrow-a-bike program called “Healthy Pedals”, which provides bicycles and gear that residents and visitors can check out, free of charge, to explore the trails, streets, and highways. North Platte is the point where the North Platte River and South Platte River join to create the Platte River, and the resulting river valleys are among the most scenic areas in the state.
North Platte has an extensive trail system, and numerous lakes and parks. Other North Platte attractions include the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, the world’s largest railyard, Bailey Yard, the Lincoln County Historical Museum, containing displays detailing the history of the famous North Platte World War II Canteen, and the 20th Century Veterans Memorial.
The Healthy Pedals bicycle checkout program is housed at the North Platte Recreation Center (1300 South McDonald Road), which offers bicycles for adults and children, including tandems and trailers. Checkouts are free of charge with a valid drivers license and a valid credit or debit card. Helmets and locks are also provided at no charge. You can also rent GPS devices for a modest fee.
Although walk-ins are welcome, you are encouraged to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Reserve your bikes by calling 308-535-6772.
See also: North Platte Convention & Visitors Bureau.