North Platte man plans statewide bike ride for charity

Drawing attention to unique Nebraska restaurants and raising money to build a new homeless shelter – those are the goals of a 3,100-mile bicycle ride for one Nebraska man.

Ron Snell is the Executive Director of the Lincoln Connection Homeless Shelter in North Platte. Snell has embarked on a 3,100-mile bicycle ride with stops in all 93 Nebraska counties. He says the goal is to ride 100 miles per day, six days a week.

Snell has teamed up with Nebraska Life Magazine on the adventure to help chronicle his journey and draw attention to various restaurants across the state.

He says that while most people do not think of homelessness as a rural issue, the shelter in North Platte has served up to 300 clients each year for the past 15 years. He says the current building has served its purpose and now its time to get a new facility.

Snell has been fundraising for 5 years to raise money for a new shelter. To date, over $1 million has been raised, and just under $200,000 more is needed to complete the project.

He is blogging about his adventure and posting pictures at plattepost.com. The feature story on Snell’s journey is scheduled to appear in Nebraska Life Magazine next summer.

Thanks to Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala

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