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Red Fork to Celebrate Route 66

2010-11-01 20:52:25

TULSA, Okla. - The RedFork Main Street Program is peddling some new events.

The nonprofit organization that was created to help breathe new life into southwest Tulsa will hold its second annual signature event "Down on Main Street" from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held at the Route 66 Village -- home of the Red Fork Derrick -- an Oklahoma Centennial project located in the program area at 3800 Southwest Blvd., aka Historic Route 66.

Free to the public, the day's events will offer live entertainment featuring the Roundup Boys, Route 66 memorabilia, food vendors and exhibitors, as well as a Kids' Zone.

This year event organizers are counting on one of the program area's greatest assets -- Route 66 -- to increase interest and participation. Two new biking events have been added to the festivities to capture the attention of both young and old biking enthusiasts.

The "66 on Route 66" Bike Tour is a 66-mile bike ride that includes the rural countryside of Red Fork, Oakhurst, Sapulpa, Kellyville and Bristow, and features many Route 66 attractions.

The "Little 66" bike rodeo -- developed through a partnership with the Tulsa Hub and Tulsa Public Schools -- will teach students biking safety and skills and includes timed events on the Milton Stadium track at Webster High School, across from the festival site.

Proceeds from the benefit support RedFork Main Street's mission to restore the Southwest Boulevard corridor as the cultural, educational and economic backbone of the southwest Tulsa community.

~Danna Sue Walker, TulsaWorld.com

 

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