Twelve Bridges Drive - Twelve Bridges Trail

Bike column
By: Vic Freeman
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As usual, we will begin our ride from the McBean Pavilion in the park. Be sure your bike is in good working condition and that your tires are properly inflated. Have plenty of water with you. Put on your helmet and let’s get started.

From the Pavilion, go right on McBean Parkway (193) past East Street on your left to Ferrari Ranch Road. At the overhead signal, turn right onto the bike trail that is parallel to Ferrari Ranch Road.

Go past Sun City Boulevard to Ingram Parkway where you turn left and proceed on Ingram past Anglers Cove on your left to Del Webb Boulevard. Turn right on Del Webb and go by the entrance gatehouse to Joiner Parkway. Make a left turn on Joiner. The Lincoln Community Church is on your right.

Keep going on Joiner to Bella Breeze and then the overhead signal at Del Webb and Joiner. Ride on Joiner to Twelve Bridges. The shopping center is on your right side. Stay on Joiner going toward Twelve Bridges Junior High School. Turn left into the parking lot of Wilson Park. Go through the parking lot and get on the trail through the open space. There is a city trail for pedestrians and bicycles. Keep riding this trail across the city street and continue to ride among the trees. You are passing through a very scenic route. Keep to the right and until you reach Bunting. Make a right turn on Bunting and go a half block to Omega.

Turn left on Omega and go several blocks to the round-about at Bradbourne where you go left and continue to Eastridge Drive. Turn left on Eastridge to Twelve Bridges Drive. At Twelve Bridges, turn right at the signal and go up the hill toward Catta Verdera. Keep on Catta Verdera past the entrance of the Country Club and go down the hill to the entrance to Sun City. Keep to the right on Twelve Bridges and go up the hill to Monte Azul development on your left.

Continue on Twelve Bridges to Sierra College Boulevard where you turn left on 193 and go past Turkey Creek and then Ferrari Ranch Road.

Pass East Street on your right and turn into McBean Park and the Pavilion. You have just completed a ride of approximately 12.8 miles.

Stay alert out there and share the road.

Vic Freeman is a Lincoln resident and avid bicyclist.