One of the ideas Pat had for an evening was a concert at the North Oklahoma College Campus at Tonkawa.
It was put on for Oklahoma Freewheel, but I gathered that outsiders were welcome. We certain felt welcome, not that we did anything other than take up a sitting space and observe.
I see from their website that the average age of the cyclists was 47-49 (F-M), so - looking quite young for our age - we fit right in.
It was a band of middle aged guys playing music from the middle of the 20th century.
They were a pretty good act. I liked their music
and I think Bill and Pat enjoyed it as well.
The cyclists were a pretty good act, too.
I always enjoy watching people.
It looks a pretty good deal to me, $140 for a week's cycling and all this:
- Two fruit stops each day (with water, apples, bananas, oranges, watermelon, etc.).
- Route security
- SAG support
- Marked routes
- Camping space (outdoor, and limited first-come-first-serve indoor)
- Shower truck and portable toilets to supplement host community facilities
- Baggage transportation (limit two bags, 35 pounds each)
- Route maps (one for each day, with distances, points of interest, etc.)
- Starting Packet (Information, maps, luggage tags, bicycle tag,...)
- Finish Packet (Certificate of accomplishment, completion award,...).
- Final night end of the ride dinner and celebration.
They seem like a fun group of people.
And they do this every year!