Chamber Chat: 850 bike riders to descend on Guthrie

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Our next big project is the FreeWheel which I mentioned several months ago. We now have less than a month to finalize plans for the 850 bike riders that will be descending on us. It’s important for all restaurants to know how busy they will be that Wednesday, June 13th. 

Chamber President Mary Coffin

The convenience and grocery stores along with the restaurants out on the Exit 157 entrance could have a large flux of bicyclist Thursday morning because their route is taking them out on Hwy 33 to Drumright.  Wednesday they are coming from Watonga taking county road 73 through Dover and then to Hwy. 74C into Guthrie. They will come in on Wentz and then down Oklahoma Avenue to the 5th Street bridge then over to the Cottonwood Flats. This is a project that welcomes everyone in the community to be involved. We need golf carts to valet luggage and bikers to their campsite once they have traveled their 70 miles. We are also looking for entertainers for Wednesday night’s show. If you would like to help, please give us a call at 282-1947.

Thursday, May 17th there are several things happening in town: A Cottonwood Creek Bridge Public Information Meeting will be held at City Hall in the council chambers from 5p.m. -8:45p.m., A Merchant meeting will be held in the council chambers 8a.m. -9a.m.  all merchants are encouraged to attend.  Thursday evening, the Citizen’s Fire Academy will meet at 209 E. Springer.

Friday, May 18th is Bike to Work day. A bike ride has been scheduled from the Scottish Rite Temple to the Apothecary Garden at 7:45a.m. to recognize Bike to Work day. If you enjoy riding your bike please join us! Graduation will begin at 7:30 at Jelsma Stadium Friday evening!

Saturday, May 19th has great entertainment in store;  Byron Berline is having his annual Western Swing at the Logan County Fairgrounds! Featuring former Texas playboy Leon Raush, Smiley Weater and the Byron Berline Band with guest fiddlers Billy Joe Foster & Greg Burgess.  Call for ticket information at 282-6646.  If you like poetry you should check out Oklahoma Poets: Sandra Soli, Jim spur and Dorothy Alexander they will be at the Trinity Episcopal Church from 7p.m. -8p.m. this Saturday.

The Lazy E Arena is having a Tri K Winter Barrel Blast May 18-20. Check out their website at www.lazye.com for more details.      

We have a Business After Hours scheduled, Wednesday, May 30th from 5:30 to 6:30p.m. at 113 W. Harrison. The Bow Wow Luau is hosting the After Hours party prior to their event on the 2nd of June.  This week’s Chamber Coffee is hosted by Kenney’s Irish Pub located at 116 W. Harrison followed by a ribbon cutting. Everyone is welcome; we start at 9:30a.m.  Have a wonderful week!

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