Recommendations

144th Street Trail

The 144th Street Trail connects the many residential neighborhoods of western Omaha to popular running spots such as Zorinsky Lake and Wehrspann Lake (part of the Chalco Hills Recreation Area). At nearly 8 miles in length, the concrete multi-use path is an option as part of a long run if you don’t mind a bit of a challenge! Unlike many …

Peak Performance

With four locations in Omaha alone, Peak Performance is equipped to provide runners across the city with the support they need. This local chain prides itself on the gait analysis expertise of its employees, who go through a six months long in-house training program before fitting runners for shoes. Video and pressure point analysis is used to determine the best …

Bike Masters

With a motto like “totally outrageous service,” one would expect Bike Masters to be one of the top cycling shops in Omaha – and it delivers. The store is a full service repair and sales shop, carrying a huge variety of brands and types. Bike Masters carries mountain, road, children’s, and hybrid bikes and also has triathlon bikes in stock …

Bike Rack

The Bike Rack is a behemoth full service bike and repair shop with locations in both Lincoln and Omaha. Don’t let the somewhat overwhelming size intimidate you – the staff is friendly, accommodating, and welcoming, no matter where you are with your cycling. The store offers children’s bikes and all types of adult bikes, including mountain, hybrid, road, and special …

Chalco Hills Recreation Area

A bit off the beaten path, the Chalco Hills Recreation Area offers a more secluded alternative to Zorinsky Lake. The 6-mile loop around the central lake is a concrete multi-use path, but there is also a short woodchip nature trail and cross country loop for those preferring to run on a softer surface. The Recreation Area is very well maintained …

Zorinsky Lake

Zorinsky Lake is the most popular running spot in Omaha, and with good reason! The lake features a multi-use asphalt path that is wide enough for runners, cyclists, and leashed pets to share.  The lake is split down the middle by 166th Street, creating two loops that combine for a total of approximately 8 miles. The path itself features very …

Big Papio Trail

Stretching nearly 10 miles through Omaha, the Big Papio Trail is a concrete multi-use path that runs through four parks. The parks offer available parking, restrooms, and water fountains, making the trail very convenient for long runs, as it also connects to the Keystone Trail. Some portions of the trail, particularly those running through the parks, are shaded, while others, …

Riverfront Trail

  In hilly Omaha, the Riverfront Trail is an oasis for those looking to get a longer run or ride in on a flat surface. The Riverfront Trail, a concrete multi-use path approximately 10 feet in width, extends 10.8 miles along the Missouri River. The trail has numerous shaded sections along with lengthy unshaded expanses and passes through wetlands, parks, …

Greenbelly

This casual eatery offers the traditional lunchtime staples of salad, pizza, and Panini sandwiches and features the option of creating your own salad or choosing from their large variety of specialty salads. The restaurant focuses on creating environmentally friendly food, and all packaging is made from 100% compostable corn. The restaurant has a gluten free menu that indicates which of …

McFoster’s Natural Kind Café

McFoster’s Natural Kind Café caters to a predominantly vegetarian crowd but also serves free range chicken and fish.  The vast majority of the menu is gluten free, and all gluten free items are clearly indicated on the menu. Vegan options are available on most dishes, and protein options include temph, Portobello mushroom, black bean burgers, tofu, salmon, tuna, and chicken. …

1 2