Roman Nose Mountain Bike Festival is May 16

BY ED GODFREY, OUTDOORS EDITOR, EGODFREY@OPUBCO.COM Published: May 9, 2010
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The 18{+t}{+h} annual Roman Nose Mountain Bike Festival is May 16 on the trails of the state park 5 miles north of Watonga.

The Roman Nose event is the third stop on the Oklahoma Tour de Dirt Mountain Bike series and usually attracts more than 100 racers from several states.

Bikers will ride a 7-mile trail around Lake Watonga and then up through the canyons to Inspiration Point.

From there, the single-track course takes racers through scenic canyons and around rock bluffs, an area the Cheyenne Indians called home in the 1800s.

"The trail at Roman Nose State Park is one of the more challenging trails in Oklahoma and a favorite of mountain bikers,” said Steve Neuman, co-owner of Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop in Oklahoma City, a sponsor of the race.

Races begin at 9 a.m. in three categories. Bikers can register in advance or beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

For more information on the event, visit www.wheelerdealerbicycles.com, www.tourdedirt.org or email sneuman@pldi.net.



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