Bicycle tour makes pit stop in Tonkawa

Ponca City Now - June 10, 2014 9:57 am

The week-long OK FreeWheel bicycle tour is making a stop in Tonkawa.

The tour has been a tradition since 1979 and stops in predetermined towns every night. This year, the event began Sunday in Comanche and the final, over-night stop is in Tonkawa on Friday, June 13. Then the tour will wrap up in Caldwell, Kans. on Saturday.

The more than 600 bikers, and support crews are traveling from Stillwater that morning and will arrive in Tonkawa throughout the day. Tonkawa Public Schools will welcome the groups on its campus. There will be food vendors on-site and several area businesses are offering specials on Friday and Saturday. Entertainment is planned for the afternoon at the "Heart in the Park" in the downtown historical district. FreeWheel is hosting a talent show at the football stadium around 7 p.m. All the festivities are open to the public.


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