Tour de DirtOklahoma’s Mountain Bike Championship Series The Tour de Dirt was created in 1997 to give cyclists the opportunity to compete at a variety of trails across Oklahoma. As a part of the USA Cycling Championship Series, the Tour de Dirt offers these athletes the chance to qualify for regional events and possibly compete in the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. We hope you’ll consider lending us your support. Slide will advance automatically or click mouse to proceed
Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship The Tour De Dirt is presented by the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship, a statewide membership organization dedicated to the enhancement of off-road cycling through trail advocacy, maintenance, and cooperation with land managers and users. The OEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and your donation is 100% tax-deductible. OEF Maintained Trail Systems Bluff Creek – In the heart of Oklahoma City, this 4+ mile multi-use trail is located just north of Lake Hefner off Meridian NuDraper – An interconnecting system of three loops totaling over 13 miles, located on Post Road east of Lake Stanley Draper Roman Nose – Nearly 8 miles of multi-use trail located North of I-40 near Watonga in Roman Nose State Park. Through it’s Affiliate Clubs, the OEF also provides assistance with three additional trail systems: Osage Hills near Bartlesville, Keystone Lake Trail in Mannford and the soon to be reopened trail near Frederick.
1997-2007 Ten Years & Growing Riding a bike in the dirt? Racing a bike in the dirt? What started out in 1997 as a small group of riders and a handful of races has grown to a state-wide series with twelve cross-country mountain bike races and three cross-country endurance events.
2007 Tour De Dirt Schedule Date Event Location March 4th Twelve Miles of Hell ++ Lawton/Ft. Sill, Oklahoma March 18th Turkey Mountain/Bicycles of Tulsa ** River Trail System - Tulsa, OklahomaMarch 25th Western Okie Mountain Bike Classic Elk City, Oklahoma April 1st Sick Six Endurance Race ++ Clearbay Trail/Lake Thunderbird - Norman, OklahomaApril 8th Keystone** Keystone Lake State Park – Mannford, OkApril 29th Lake Murray Corona Classic ** Lake Murray State Park – Ardmore, OkMay 6th Red Dirt Rendezvous ** NuDraper Trails – Oklahoma City, OkMay 20th Roman Nose Mountain Bike Festival Roman Nose State Park – Watonga, OkJune 17th Attack on Turkey Mountain River Trail System - Tulsa, OklahomaSept 9th Tour De Lizard ** Camp Horizon - Arkansas City, KansasSept 15th Broken Nose 50 Endurance Race ++ Roman Nose State Park – Watonga, OkSept 23rd McMurtry Madness ** Lake McMurtry Park – Stillwater, OkOct 7th Sooner Stampede ** Clearbay Trail/Lake Thunderbird – Norman, OklahomaOct 21st Osage Hills ** Bartlesville, OklahomaOct 28th Tom Steed Great Escape Lake Tom Steed – Snyder, Oklahoma ** Indicates Kid Series Event ++ Endurance Event For complete racing rules and information, please visit www.okearthbike.com/tdd2007.html
A Growing Sport with Grassroots Style Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports in America and Oklahoma boasts a rich variety of riding areas within it’s borders. We’ve got it all: wet & wooded, wild & rocky, or dusty & cactus laden. TDD Racers represent a large cross-section of the population: young & old are drawn to the sport and the wide variety of career and educational pursuits testifies to the universal appeal of mountain biking.
Much more than just a mountain bike race Race promoters and series officials are continually working to improve the festival atmosphere of the venues. This year several of the races are offering catered evening food with live musical entertainment. Entire families make the weekend trip to watch the races bringing economic benefits to many smaller Oklahoma towns Local businesses and bike shops are always encouraged to “set up shop” in the registration areas.
Team NRC/KONA Kid’s Kup 2007 Throughout the last ten years, various promoters have offered a kid’s race at their venue and now for the first time, Kona Cycles and New Revolution Cycles are sponsoring the First Annual Team NRC/Kona Kid’s Kup. A series of eight events geared to children 12 and under will be held at the same venue as the adult cross country mountain bike races.
Sponsorship Levels $100 Listing on OEF website and all printed and media promotional materials and press releases with small print listing on the TDD T-Shirt – no logo $200 Same as $100.00 with a half inch high listing on the TDD T-Shirt - no logo $350 Same as $100.00 level with a half inch high listing on the TDD T-Shirt with logo & one foot square space on banners on display at all venues $500 Same as $100.00 level with a three quarter inch high listing on the TDD T-Shirt with logo and a two foot square space on all banners $750 Same as $100.00 level with a three quarter inch high listing on the TDD T-Shirt with logo and a 2 x 4 foot banner devoted solely to that sponsor $1,000 Same as $100.00 level with a one inch high listing on the TDD T-Shirt with logo and a 2 x 6 foot banner devoted solely to that sponsor $2500 Same as $100.00 level with a one inch high listing on the TDD T-Shirt with logo and a 4 x 8 foot banner devoted solely to that sponsor Sponsorships are also available for individual awards such as “Racer of the Year”, “Fastest Mountain Biker in Oklahoma” and “Racer’s Choice Sportsmanship Awards”
Contact Information Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship P.O. Box 2320 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101 Tour De Dirt 2007 Series Director Jon Denton 405-600-5677 email@example.com Tour De Dirt 2007 Sponsor Coordinator Marilyn J. Dillon 405-203-8847 firstname.lastname@example.org Tour De Dirt 2007 Bike Shop Coordinator Bill Denton 405-596-3596 email@example.com www.okearthbike.com Many thanks to Marcel Slootheer & Paula Stout for allowing us to use their wonderful event photos.