Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally

Work off those Thanksgiving calories before you take a single bite at the annual Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally! This yearly bike race has variable lengths (anywhere from 8 miles to 68 miles!) and is the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day, with all proceeds benefiting the programs of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis, which includes sponsorship of eight youth leadership clubs (Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club) and their Tiny Libraries project, which provides books for school-aged children.

Registration is now open but one comical rider won’t have to worry about signing up ‑ they could win two free entries in the rally distance of their choice!

All are encouraged to share their best ‘Dad Joke’ on the Turkey Roll’s Facebook page. There’s only one catch: The joke must be about the Turduken: the official race mascot seen here. The funniest — and father-est — Turduken-themed Dad Joke will earn its joke-teller two free tickets to the event for any distance they choose.

“Dad Jokes” can be submitted via one of the following:

Jokes can be submitted between June 25 – July 20.  At the end of each week, one joke will be chosen and shared on the Denton Turkey Roll’s Facebook page.  On July 23 the 4 Dad Jokes that were chosen the previous 4 weeks will be posted on the facebook page and followers will be asked to help choose a winner.  The winner with the most likes plus comments will win 2 entries into the Denton Turkey Roll with the route of their choice.

Easy-peasy, right?  Then let the joking begin!

Sign-up is $30 if received by September 30, $35 from October 1-November 9 and $40 from November 9 to the day of the rally. Online registration closes Thursday, November 15 at 5 p.m.

Downloadable registration forms coming soon!

Note to riders: The Breakfast Kiwanis is using ACTIVE.com again to register.  There are only two pages registrants need to be careful with:

  1. The page right after you enter your name and rally choices, has you opting in for FREE Active.com emails.
  2. The page JUST before you click to CONFIRM payment; Be sure to Click “NO THANKS” for the $69.95 yearly ACTIVE.com subscription… UNLESS you want it.

If you are accidentally charged for this extra cost, contact Jack Becker or the ACTIVE.com support team at activeadvantage@activenetwork.comor 866-561-0647.

Route info coming soon!

Early Packet Pickup:  Nov 12 (Mon) – Nov 16 (Fri);  9 am – 6 pm; except Friday (until noon).  Location: Denton Bicycle Center.  Must register by Nov 9th.

Early Packet Pickup:  Nov 16 (Fri), 5 – 7 pm;  ICCC School Gymnasium.

Day of Ride Packet Pickup:  Nov 17th (Sat); 7 am – 9 am;  ICCC School Gymnasium

Parking:  ICCC parking lot in front of church / school; Overflow parking: North Lakes Park parking lot (NE corner of Bonnie Brae & Windsor)

End of Ride:  ICCC parking lot.  Last riders must complete by 4 p.m.  Sag wagons will be available until this time.

Why wear yourself out driving when you can stay just minutes from the starting and ending point of the Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally? Make a weekend of it and stay in Denton!

The Turkey Roll’s hotel block is with Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, located at 3100 Town Center Trail, right off of I-35 and US-380.

Book by October 17 for our rate of $119 per night! This rate is for the nights of November 16, 17 & 18 and includes a breakfast buffet and Happy Hour drinks and snacks.

Call the Embassy Suites at (940) 243-3799 for more information or book online here! Make sure to mention that you are booking for the Turkey Roll to receive the rate.

The Denton Turkey Roll is organized by the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis.  All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club in support of youth leadership clubs at eight different schools, the Tiny Libraries project, and the back-to-school project. The latter two initiatives provide free books for school-aged children, ensuring Denton’s young students and bookworms access to resources they need to learn and have fun while doing it!

Follow the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DBKClub.