Heather Hines, Reporter
The 33rd Annual Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally will take place Nov. 21, hosted by the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club. The event will offer five non-competitive routs of different lengths for cycling participants.
Riders can register the day of the event when they arrive at the starting point, Immaculate Conception Church and enjoy vendors and food. Riders can choose routes ranging from eight to sixty-eight miles long, set their own pace and relax at rest stops along the way.
Kiwanis’s bike rally committee chair Marry Harris explained: “There is camaraderie with the people involved – it’s not just going out and riding your bike on your own, and it’s not a race. It’s a good way to enjoy Denton and Cooke County and celebrate riding.”
Biking events have usually ended by this time of year, making this event one of the last of its kind in the area, creating an annual turnout of 800-900 people. Since the Turkey Roll’s creation in 1982, the event has raised money for the Kiwanis Club, who in turn uses the money to support Denton Key Clubs, Builders Clubs, the UNT Circle K Club and Denton State Supported Living Center.
Harris shares: “The bike rally is good for our community because it’s a family event and engages our youth. We’re getting more and more Denton people every year.”