Rotary Road Rally

 
When:  Saturday, September 21, registration opens at 7am.  Country ride starts at 8am and the town tour starts at 10am.
Where:  Start and finish at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave., Norman
What: Bicycle tour through the scenic roads of southeastern Cleveland County
Distances: 5, 34 and 54 miles
Why: Using bikes to improve attendance at vulnerable elementary schools
Cost:  Preregistration is $35 per person, $45 for families, and children under 12 are free. Day of event registration is $40 per person and $50 for families.
Preregistration deadline:  September 10 (T-shirt not guaranteed after this date)
Ride Includes:  T-shirt, $20 gift card from Schlegel's Bicycles, and other swag. Rest stops are complements of O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grill and Midway Deli.  There will be SAG support as well as lunch and music at the end of the ride.
Packet Pickup:  Packets can be picked up the morning of the ride or at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grill on Sept 20 between 4:30 and 7pm. O'Connell's will be serving riders free pasta dinners and beer.
For more Info:  Call Chip Minty: 405-219-9944
           
CLASSIC EVENT
 
Cap off a great summer season with a fall classic touring event in Norman, showcasing some of the best cycling roads in Central Oklahoma.
 
Take advantage of a fall Saturday when the Sooners are not playing, and enjoy the changing seasons in the rolling landscapes of southeastern Cleveland County. Challenge yourself to take the long route and ride to the Flat Armadillo Road rest stop to see what Norman’s historic  O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grill have in store. If  a 54-mile round trip is not your idea of winding down, then ride the 34-mile route, which goes through the Midway rest stop twice, then cruise back to Reaves Park and the Flat Armadillo Festival for music, football and a free lunch from the Midway Deli food truck.
 
Meanwhile, families can tour Norman’s Campus District with bicycle patrol officers from the Norman Police Department. The ride starts at 10 a.m. and includes historic neighborhoods, the Campus Corner District, Heisman Park and other notable University of Oklahoma sights. The ride ends back at Reaves Park where there will be free lunch, music, inflatable fun for the kids and a TV tent, so football fans can check in on the early games.     
 
The Rotary Road Rally & Flat Armadillo Festival supports the Norman Rotary Club’s partnership with Norman Public Schools to encourage long-term academic success among elementary school students.
 
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