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Alex from Lincoln on 3/14/2019 9:12:34 AM:
Hi folks the Cowboy Trail in many areas is closed due to SEVERE FLOODING as of 3/14/19. I will post updates on here when I can get out and assess the damage.

 
Tim from Louisville Colorado on 3/19/2019 6:57:31 PM:
Is the flooding bad, does anyone know if the trail will reopen after the flood? I'm planning on a ride this spring.

 
Dan from Evanston, IL on 3/20/2019 4:00:54 AM:
I'm planning a ride across Nebraska in June. I assume (and hope for our Nebraska friends' sake) that the trail is open by then. But will its condition likely be such (e.g., pitting, deep holes) that it would be better to take a different route across the state? I know that this is speculative, but if someone has insights on this, I would be grateful to hear them. Thank you.

 
J Rowse from Louisville on 3/30/2019 3:59:00 PM:
Watching..... hoping to ride trail in August

 
Karl from West Nyack, NY on 4/2/2019 11:04:16 AM:
I am hoping to ride this in late May/early June, so I will be looking for updates also, I guess route 20 is also an option. How far west did the flooding go?

 
Nathan from Madison, WI on 4/8/2019 10:49:03 AM:
Have been saddened to see how bad the flooding has been. We have been planning to ride the Cowboy Trail in early May, Valentine to Norfolk. Hoping that can still happen. We would also appreciate any local, first-hand updates as to status and trail conditions. Thanks!

 
Alex from Lincoln on 4/10/2019 11:58:27 AM:
Hi folks, In the next couple weeks I will post a map on www.outdoornebraska.gov/cowboytrail that will outline the open and closed sections of the trail. This map will be updated as we complete repairs and can open up more sections. Currently the trail is still closed from Valentine to Norfolk but sections could start opening by May 1. Several bridges were structually damaged and will be closed for some time, requiring detours around them. The map on our website will be the most up to date for current closures. Anyone with questions can reach me at alexander.duryea@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5443.

 
PatTheExpat from Stockholm, Sweden on 4/28/2019 1:37:02 PM:
I planned on biking the trail in early July and need to access updates but the site www.outdoornebraska.gov has not been accessible since I first started trying it about a month ago. When I check if there's a problem, by running the address through downforeveryoneorjustme.com, it states that the site "looks down from here". Not sure if that's because of recent change in European privacy law, that some US sites still adapted to, or if it's technical. Any ideas?

 
Ray (webmaster) on 4/28/2019 3:27:26 PM:
Pat, that website is definitely up. And when I use the tool that you mentioned, it says "It's just you. outdoornebraska.gov is up." If you're still not seeing it, try a different browser. Not sure if that will make a difference, but that's always my first suggestion when a website dosen't seem to be acting right. If that doesn't solve it, then I would guess the website is blocking you because you have a European IP address - but I don't know WHY it would do that. I could not find any way to reach the webmaster there, but I submitted a question through their general "Contact Us" page. Will post here if I hear anything.