Cars, bikes and good deals will fill Perkins County/Wallace June 2 and 3
By Becky Uehling
The weekend of June 2 and 3 will be busy for Perkins County and Wallace.
Community-Wide Garage Sales
On Saturday, June 2 Grant and Madrid will put on their community-wide garage sales. Also during that day, another vendor show will be open at the Perkins County Fairgrounds starting at 7 a.m.
Tour Nebraska Route to Include Perkins County, Wallace
Also during the day on Saturday, Grant, Brandon and Venango will get a treat when cars being driven in the 26th annual Tour Nebraska make their way south from Ogallala into Perkins County and then west into Colorado. The time of their arrival is still yet to be determined, and will be posted as the time come closer, according to Gary Hedman, information director for Tour Nebraska.
Tour Nebraska is a unique “driving event” covering 600 miles of Nebraska roads in two days for four wheel vehicles, which are 30 years old or older. There are 400 cars entered in this year’s drive, with no more being accepted at this point, Hedman said. Those who are interested can get on a waiting list, in case one of the entered drivers is unable to make it. Only Nebraska Rod and Custom Association members are eligible to ride in the event, but non-members are encouraged to join the association and participate.
Tour Nebraska is a two-day event, which takes the members on different routes each day. On Sunday, June 3, the caravan’s route will include the communities of Wallace and Madrid, again a specific time is yet to be determined. However, the Tour Nebraska group is anticipating crossing paths with another group that day, which will also be traveling through Perkins County —the Bike Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) group.
Bike Ride Across Nebraska
Bike Ride Across Nebraska, or BRAN, is an annual bike riding event across the State of Nebraska. This year’s theme for BRAN is “A Southern State of Mind” and will include traveling the southernmost roads in the State of Nebraska.
The group will start in Ogallala on Sunday morning and travel south on Hwy. 61 through Grant, onto Hwy. 23 east, and then back south on Hwy. 61. This is where the two groups, Tour Nebraska and BRAN, are anticipating meeting. The BRAN riders will then stop in Imperial for the night and continue south the next day. Their final destination is Ashland, where they will arrive on June 9.