Bancroft Bicycle Loop
The Bancroft Bayliss Loop (BBL) is a community forming bicycle ride and cultural exchange founded in 2009. On Saturday from May 22 through to October 16, it engages artists and cyclists between the Bancroft Market in Omaha, Nebraska and the West side and downtown areas of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The BBL was founded by artist Jody Boyer in collaboration with Bill Seidler Jr., founder of the Bancroft Street Market. The ride travels a route that explores the Omaha riverfront, including the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, historic downtown Council Bluffs, and a variety of beautiful residential neighborhoods on both sides of the river.
The ride takes about 2 hours to complete and requires a helmet. The ride often stops in Council Bluff’s Bayliss Park for a picnic lunch or at various downtown restaurants.