Riders scoot to Oklahoma City Zoo to promote wildlife

CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: July 1, 2009
About 40 scooter enthusiasts rode through Oklahoma City this past weekend to support wildlife conservation.

The first Scoot for Conservation ride was Sunday, and the response was so positive, Oklahoma City Zoo officials expect to host another ride next year, zoo spokeswoman Tara Henson said.

"We had a lot of great feedback from the riders,” she said. "They were all thumbs up.”

The ride started at Atomic Brown Scooter Shop on Western Avenue and ended at the zoo, with stops at Shartel Cafe, Irma’s Burger Shack and Remington Park.

The registration profits will be added to the zoo’s wildlife conservation fund, which supports projects through the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Department at the national Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Henson said the money raised through the ride hasn’t been totaled yet because T-shirts are still for sale for $15 each.

To buy a shirt, call 424-3344.

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