The First “Bike Walk Give Day” In Nebraska Is Here


      Today is the first Bike Walk Give Day in Nebraska,  a 24-hour, statewide, online-giving event to celebrate and support active transportation-related nonprofits within Nebraska, including the Northwest Nebraska Trails Association.

     Association President Dr Brittany Helmbrecht says her group is raising money for the Cowboy Trail Connection, which will connect downtown Chadron to the 321-mile Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail to Norfolk.

     Dr Helmbrecht, a wellness professor at Chadron State College, says good progress is being made on the project and other recreational trails in northwest Nebraska, but more donations would allow even more work and projects. 

       Bike Walk Give Day runs from midnight to midnight, and Helmbrecht says NNTA joined to both support the inaugural event and increase awareness of efforts and opportunities in our region with this intentional, virtual event.”

     Bike Walk Nebraska associate director Cait Dumas-Hein says “Nebraska is full of organizations pursuing active transportation-related work (with) amazing things happening from Omaha to the Panhandle.”

      Dumas-Hein says Bike Walk Give Day will raise awareness of projects, causes, and programs as it harnesses a statewide audience for a singular day of giving.” 

    Those wanting to make donations can go to and find participating nonprofits such as NNTA  by region and type of service.

      The minimum donation is $10 and donors can give to multiple organizations through one transaction.