Loup d' Loup 2019

Plan to join in the fun that supports ROTARY in their pursuit to eradicate polio!

When: Saturday, June 15th 2019
Time: 8 a.m. start
What: Bike Ride looping the Loup River area of scenic Northeast Nebraska
Where: Columbus, NE... 


Registration is coming soon.

Loup d' Loup is a tour bike ride open to cyclists of all levels. We are offering a 20/40/60 mile riding format, starting at Lake Esther, near the Columbus YMCA, tentatively planned with approximately:


  • 20 mile route being the route of the North Arterial west to Hwy 81, north on Hwy 81 to the Lakeview Road (83rd St), east to Lake North, circling Lake North, then south on Monastery Road, turning east on 68th St to the Loup Powerhouse (3rd Ave), south to the North Arterial, then west back to Lake Esther. (approximately 23 miles)
  • The 40 mile route is from Lake Esther to Genoa and back to Lake Esther.
  • The 60 mile route is Lake Esther to Genoa, then north on 81 when coming back, to complete the “north route” which would total approximately 53 miles.
The goal of Loup d' Loup is to raise awareness and funding for polio eradication. Half the proceeds from Loup d' Loup will directly benefit the Rotary International's mission to eradicate polio worldwide. The other half of the proceeds will provide seating and/or other enhancements at the COLUMBUS ICE PROJECT.