Tour de Nebraska

On an early weekday morning I had the opportunity to photograph the Tour de Nebraska as this year’s annual ride started in St. Paul, Neb. Here area dozen images.

Cyclists head out on Hwy. 281 to start their ride during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Cyclists head out on Hwy. 281 to start their ride during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

John Baker, director of risk management and merchandise, right, issues jerseys inside the Howard County 4-H Exhibit Hall during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday.

John Baker, director of risk management and merchandise, right, issues jerseys inside the Howard County 4-H Exhibit Hall during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday.

Kara Reimers and Eric Speilinek with the Agricultural Society flip pancakes on a rotating griddle during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Kara Reimers and Eric Speilinek with the Agricultural Society flip pancakes on a rotating griddle during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The Saucy Cycle Sista team of Lincoln: Jo Theis, Kristin Marlow, Leeanne Vonseggern, Lisa Herbert and Mary Andelt have a group picture taken during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The Saucy Cycle Sista team of Lincoln: Jo Theis, Kristin Marlow, Leeanne Vonseggern, Lisa Herbert and Mary Andelt have a group picture taken during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Kathy Hayes of Ft. Collins, Colo. gets prepares inside her tent for day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Kathy Hayes of Ft. Collins, Colo. gets prepares inside her tent for day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Stephanie Brummond of Lincoln washes coffee mugs during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Stephanie Brummond of Lincoln washes coffee mugs during day one of the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Ben Fischer of Lincoln, tour photographer, waves to other cyclists between taking pictures during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska on Hwy. 11 Wednesday.

Ben Fischer of Lincoln, tour photographer, waves to other cyclists between taking pictures during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska on Hwy. 11 Wednesday.

Cyclists ride past the intersection of Hwy. 11 and 11th Ave. during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday.

Cyclists ride past the intersection of Hwy. 11 and 11th Ave. during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday.

Tom Schroeder, owner of The Danish Baker, hands out pastries called kolaches to cyclists during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska in Dannebrog Wednesday.

Tom Schroeder, owner of The Danish Baker, hands out pastries called kolaches to cyclists during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska in Dannebrog Wednesday.

Cyclist smiles while riding along west Hwy. 58 during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday.

Cyclist smiles while riding along west Hwy. 58 during the 2017 Tour de Nebraska Wednesday.

 

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