Their Norman stop included a fundraiser at a private home Tuesday night that brought in about $2,500 for the cause and a burger benefit night at S&B Wednesday night. Dr. Dana Martin, of Norman, is part of the team that is now mid-way through the journey. Jody Watson, also of Norman, took part in the ride’s first leg.
Local riders Phil Trotter, Greg Groshans and Scott Moses rode with them from Weatherford to Oklahoma City, mostly along Route 66.
A “solidarity ride” with members of the Bicycle League of Norman was canceled Wednesday evening.
The riders are in Tulsa today before continuing east towards Muskogee. Along the way, they have touched or will touch California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and then Virginia before pedaling into the nation’s capital city.
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We have now officially entered the busy season in Norman. This weekend’s Red-White football game, followed by April 20 89er Day parade and assorted festivities, the Lions Club Carnival and Norman Music Festival weekend, May Fair, then OU and high school graduations.
It’s also a time when spring sports are ending and the summer seasons are gearing up.
We’ve seen more than a few parents moving their kids from one sports event to another, all the while changing clothes in the back of the van on the way to practice, all the while eating food from a sack.
We can imagine the frustrated child not remembering whether to kick the ball, tackle a teammate who has the ball, throw it towards a net or pick it up and throw it to home base.