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More than 4,300 people took to their bikes in downtown Omaha on Sunday morning for the 22nd annual Corporate Cycling Challenge.
The record turnout also raised a record amount of money — more than $8,200 — and included participants from surrounding states and even Washington, organizer Bob Mancuso said. The money will go to the Eastern Nebraska Trails Network, a group that advocates trail use and development in the Omaha metropolitan area.
To date the event has raised more than $125,000 for the group.
The challenge, which offers rides of 10, 26 or 42 miles for all skills levels, added a gran fondo timed race this year.
Mancuso also praised the support of the events’ sponsors and more than 100 volunteers.
“We’re really excited to help make it a great event for Omaha,” Mancuso said. “It’s becoming a tradition in Omaha that a lot of bicyclists are looking forward to.”