The Norman Transcript


May 12, 2013

Sooner Lions Club ‘Ride for Sight’ braves chilly weather



Personnel at the Norman Police Department were friendly and helpful. When our ride route conflicted with other activities planned for the same day and hour as our ride, the police department was very inventive in figuring out how to accommodate both activities. During the ride, three patrol cars escorted the riders through the streets of downtown Norman,. Many thanks to city, the police department, and to the officials at Norman High School.

It was a diverse and hardy group of riders that assembled for the 9 a.m. start. The oldest rider was over sixty, the youngest rider was 10, and the youngest participant was 2. As in all first time events, the desire was for more participants, but we had just enough riders to teach us how to conduct the ride and do a better job next year.

The route was down south on Piccard then east and back on Jenkins and the Legacy Trail. Many thanks to the Norman Amateur Softball Foundation for use of the restrooms at Reaves Park.

Karen Rieger won the raffle for the bicycle donated in part by Al’s Bicycles. All of the riders said that the route was good and the overall operations of the ride was approved. No one liked the weather. Everyone loved the shirts.

Stay tuned to this news sight for information on the 2014 Sooner Lions Club Ride for Sight. It will be May 3, 2014, Same starting place and the same route.

Be there and enjoy great camaraderie and good family biking and remember, it is for a good cause.



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