8315 East 111th St S, Bixby, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States

Start Date

08/20/2022

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Activities: Gran fondo, Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 20 miles, 40 miles, 63 miles, 106 miles

****Benefiting Team Suicide Prevention, helping one person at a time.

Are you ready to sweat your saddle off in the most exciting recreational cycling event Green Country has to offer? Big Wheel Events, Inc. presents a unique poker run ride for 2022. Although the Blazing Saddles ride earns its name for being held during the hottest part of Oklahoma’s summer, the hottest part of this year’s ride is certain to be your hand!

Held at your hometown bike shop, Bixby Bicycles, riders will depart from the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. to enjoy a tour of Northeast Oklahoma’s beautiful backcountry. With an early start, we hope to avoid seeing any flames, unless they’re coming from the speed of your saddle! For convenience, riders will be dealt their five-card poker hand AFTER crossing the finish line. Riders will, however, be able to pick up two bonus play cards at specially marked rest stops along the routes. Rest stops will be stationed approximately every 12-15 miles and will provide snacks, beverages, and sag support.

Poker hands will be dealt by professionally trained dealers, courtesy of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Cards will be specially marked and stamped with the participant’s bib number. There will be one Grand Prize winner from each category. Grand Prize winners will receive vouchers for a one-night stay for two at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The top ten hands from each category will also receive prizes. Prizes will be quality items such as a Wahoo Elemnt Rival watch, jerseys, gloves etc. Poker hands will be played at the following times:

Drawing times listed below
-Group A- 20-mile route- 10:30- Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2935989308646461912
-Group B- 40-mile route- 11:30- Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/20968824
-Group C- 63-mile route- 12:30- Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2935976401586049770
-Group D- 106-mile route "SUB" 5 hours - 1:30- Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/20970168

Group D- 106-mile route "over" 5 hours - 2:30- Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/20970168

 

At the finish line riders will be greeted by Big Wheel’s signature cheer section, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Food trucks, merchandise, raffle tickets, silent auction items, and outreach programs will be present to keep the party going! Custom event t-shirts will be available for purchase both upon registration, and at the event for $14.95.

This ride is a gran fondo event offering four different distances to accommodate all abilities who wish to support the cause of this charity. Routes will be announced at a later date and distances are approximate.

The Blazing Saddles Suicide Awareness ride seeks to raise support and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. We believe there is hope and a future for those who are struggling. Please join us in the fight for life. Ride a bike, save a life!

Powered by Big Wheel Events, Inc. a non-profit 501c3 organization and Bixby Bicycles.

 

Blazing Saddles Rest Stop Locations and Descriptions

*Food/H2O is provided for free courtesy of Bixby Bicycles at all rest stops.
 

20 Mile Route: 3 Rest Stops

-8 Miles- Intersection 161st & Sheridan- Food/H2O only.

-12 Miles- Intersection 191st & Mingo- Food/H2O only.

-16 Miles- Bixby River Bridge South Entrance- Food/H2O only.

 

40 Mile Route: 4 Rest Stops

-8 Miles-  Intersection 161st & Sheridan- Food/H2O only (no bathroom)

-20 Miles-HWY 75 / 201 in mounds Conoco / bathroom / Water / food

-30 Miles- Intersection 191st & Mingo- Food/H2O only (no bathroom)

-36 Miles- Bixby River Bridge South Entrance- Food/H2O only (no bathroom)

 

60 Mile Route: 6 Rest Stops

-8 Miles- Intersection 161st & Sheridan- Food/H2O only.

-20 Miles- -HWY 75 / 201 in mounds Conoco / bathroom / Water / food

-28 Miles-HWY 75 / HWY 16 in Beggs / Shell quickie store / Bathrooms / water / food

-40 Miles-  Intersection HWY 16 & HWY 52 Twin Hills Phillips 66- Food/H2O & bathrooms.

-54 Miles- Intersection 191st & Mingo- Food/H2O only.

-60 Miles- Bixby River Bridge South Entrance- Food/H2O only.

 

106 Mile Route: 8 Rest Stops

-8 Miles- Intersection 161st & Sheridan- Food/H2O only.

-20 Miles- -HWY 75 / 201 in mounds Conoco / bathroom / Water / food

-28 Miles- HWY 75 -HWY 16 in Beggs / Shell quickie store / Bathrooms / water / food

-40 Miles-  Intersection HWY 16 & HWY 52 Twin Hills Phillips 66- Food/H2O & bathrooms.

-50 Miles-  Morris Shuttle Stop Gas Station- Food/H20 & bathrooms.

-76 Miles-  Haskell Pop Shoppe Gas Station- Food/H2O & bathrooms.

- 94 Miles - 191st and Mingo - food / water / no bathroom


For more information contact Bixby Bicycles: 918.943.6700.

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