2014 Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally

Metric Century

Event Date

Sat, Nov 22, 2014


Denton, TX

About This Activity

Thanks for registering for the Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally.  Your registration fees will make a tremendous impact to the youth of Denton, TX.
This is the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis’ 32ND Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally and our best ever. Look for more sag wagons and celebrations of a great ride in great company. We’re following the same route as last year, just as well marked (over 150 prominent course markers), with plenty of rest stops, delicious snacks, and porta-potties.

NOTE:  ONLY Pre-Registered Riders will participate in Drawings for over $700 in cash and prizes, including:  Oakley Sunglasses (first 300 riders only), 2 Calaway golf bags, Subaru Sports Watch, gift certificates, and other nice gifts.

Riders may choose from among five courses:  8, 29, 39, 52, and 68 miles in length.  See Event Website for Route MAPS.

Registration fees are $25 (prepaid by 9/30/14); $30 (prepaid by 11/14/14); and $35 (after 11/15/14 to Day of Rally).  Online registration closes 11/21/2014 at 9 PM (CST).

Event details and schedule

The ride send-off is Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9 a.m. from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (ICCC), 2255 N. Bonnie Brae, in Denton, TX 76207. Denton Breakfast Kiwanis members will be there as early as 7 a.m. to welcome and register riders. The church is at the corner of Bonnie Brae (From 380, travel north. From Loop 288N, travel south) and Windsor. Enter the grounds from Bonnie Brae for registration and parking.

For early packet pick-up, come to the Denton Bicycle Center, 1700 N. Elm, Denton TX 76201 from 9:00 am Monday, November 17 until noon Friday, November 21.  Early packet pick-up continues onsite starting at 5 p.m. at ICCC, where you can also get meet with sponsors, visit vendor booths, get goody bags, and high-fives with Kiwanians and Key Club members.
All routes will start on Windsor Drive north of the church, passing through North Lakes and Evers Parks, to Sherman Drive. You’ll turn left, pass the Sherman Drive Fire Station, the Water Works Park (4 mile short course turnaround), and arrive at the Zachary Road Rest Stop (mile 8.6). Then, head north from Green Valley on Route 2153. You’ll turn right on Running Bear Road (mile 14.2), soon reaching Wishbone Pass on Highway 455 by Lake Ray Roberts. This is the decision point for all riders. You must reach Wishbone Pass by 11 a.m. to continue on the longer routes.
For the 29-mile route, Wishbone Pass is your turnaround, and so back to the start via Running Bear Road and right on Sherman. As you exit North Lake Park, turn left on Bonnie Brae, to enter the church campus, where you’ll find fun and hot dogs. There are three rest stops on this course, each with water, sports drink, and bananas.
The 39-mile course follows the 29 mile route to Wishbone Pass but turns right on Highway 455 and crosses the Lake Ray Roberts Dam.  On this route, you’ll find the rest stop at Pilot Point (mile 21.9). Then turn right onto Route 377, bearing right at Route 3524 (mile 25) through Aubrey, where you’ll meet up with Route 428; and back to Sherman, Windsor, and the ICCC grounds. We’ve got a hot dog waiting for you.
For those riders who want more, we offer the 52 and the 68 mile. Make sure you reach Wishbone Pass by 11 a.m., and from Wishbone Pass, turn left on Highway 455. At Marion Road just before Sanger High School, you’ll head right and ride several scenic country roads (Lois, Huling, and Chisam). Look for the Lois Road Rest Stop (mile 20.8) and Lone Oak Rest Stop at mile 27.  This is your return for the 52-miler, which follows little- traveled I-35 frontage roads back to Lois Road and then to ICCC.
For the 68-miler, continue from Lone Oak Rest Stop right on Lone Oak Road and left onto Hemmings Rd. You’ll cross Lake Ray Bob four times, hit the famous Terrell and Nancy King BBQ Rest Stop (mile 34.7), turn left on 922 to Valley View on the town square.  From here, head south on Lee Street to the I-35 frontage road until you reach Lois Road, Wishbone Pass, and home, where the hot dogs are waiting.

All routes begin and end at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  All pass the Green Valley Rest Stop and Wishbone Pass. Our well- marked route is supported this year with maps you can access on your phone.  
Early onsite packet pick-up, and vendor booths are Friday night from 5 PM to 7 PM.  Park in the ICCC lot east of the school, and enter the hall south of the main school entrance.  
Helmets are required. The Turkey Roll happens rain or shine. No refunds.
Turkey Roll tee-shirts are guaranteed for all registered riders present.

All proceeds from this Rally are used to support our major philanthropies:  Interfaith Ministries—Back to School Project; the Eliminate Project; our 5 Kiwanis Sponsored Youth Clubs; and Denton State School

Sponsor Website:   Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club

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