Freewheel Rolls into Warner Campus


Freewheel is Oklahoma’s premier bicycle touring event. This year’s ride, held June 9-15, 2013, included an overnight stop in Warner, Oklahoma, with riders staying on the campus of Connors State College.

The route changes each year, but typically begins near the Red River, Oklahoma’s southern border with Texas, and travels north to end just across the Kansas state line.

Freewheel participants traveled 50-75 miles per day, and camped in rural communities each night.

“We knew that Warner and Connors State College would be great hosts from previous experiences,” said Joy Handcock, Freewheel director. “And the campus is absolutely beautiful.”

Participants rolled into Warner June 11-12. While in town, the more than 500 weary bicyclists enjoyed a talent show, free food offered by local churches, cooling off in Miller’s Crossings pool, and lots of rest and relaxation before hitting the road again the next morning.

“You’ve got to admire the individuals who dedicate a week to touring Oklahoma by bicycle,” said Dr. Tim Faltyn, CSC president. “It was a diverse group of athletes to whom we were able to showcase the Warner community and our campus.”

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