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.
Denton Breakfast Kiwanis invites you to our 37th Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally! We have 5 routes, one especially for families with kids and challenged riders. There will be plenty of sag wagons and rest stops, including the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q for the 68 milers. We’re following the same routes as last year, each just as well marked and as welcoming as ever.
The ride send-off: Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 9 a.m. from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (ICCC), 2255 N. Bonnie Brae, in Denton. Denton Breakfast Kiwanis members will be there as early as 7 a.m. to welcome and register riders. The church is at the corner of Windsor and Bonnie Brae (From 380, travel north; from Loop 288N, travel south). Enter the ICCC campus from Bonnie Brae for registration and parking.
Helmets are required, and the Turkey Roll happens rain, snow, or shine. No refunds.
2019 Turkey Roll t-shirts are guaranteed for all registered riders present.
Registration Fees: Adults: $30 if received by Sept. 30, 2019; $35 from October 1 to November 14; and $40 starting November 15 to the day of the rally.
Youth 12 and under: $15 if received by Sept. 30, 2019; $17 from October 1 to November 14; and $20 starting November 15 to the day of the rally.
Tandem riders: $40/team if received by Sept. 30, 2019; $50/team if received by November 15 and $60 starting November 15 to the day of the rally.
Online registration closes Wednesday, November 20, at 5 p.m. On-site registration is $40 for adults and $20 for youth 12 and under.
Biking 68 miles is tiring. Stay at our host hotel, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center! Located less than a mile from the start/finish of the rally, this is a great spot for riders to have a relaxing night before and then kick back after and enjoy Denton!
There is a limited supply of rooms in the block being held for the nights of November 22nd and 23rd, 2019 at a rate of $124 per night for single or double occupancy. Reservations must be made by October 30, 2019 to secure this block rate.
Book your reservation here or call 940.243.3799 for more information.
All routes will start on Windsor Drive north of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (ICCC), passing through North Lakes and Evers Parks, to Sherman Drive.
8 Mile Route
All routes will start on Windsor Drive north of the church, passing through North Lakes and Evers Parks, to Sherman Drive. You’ll turn left, and pass the Sherman Drive Fire Station and Loop 288 underpass. The 8-mile route ends at the Water Works Park Rest Stop; turn around here.
29 Mile Route
The other routes continue out on Sherman Drive. Past Route 2153, and turn left at Zachary Road (8.6), just beyond the Zachary Road Rest Stop. Follow winding Zachary Road until you hit Burger Road (mile 10.4). Then, turn right on Burger, which hairpins back to Route 2153, where you turn right (mile 12.8). Then you’ll turn right again on Running Bear Road (mile 14.2), soon reaching the Wishbone Pass Rest Stop on Highway 455 by Lake Ray Roberts. This is the decision point for all riders. You must reach Wishbone Pass by 11 a.m. to continue on the longer (52 and 68 mile) routes. All riders may enjoy Raising Cane’s chicken treats at Wishbone Pass.
For the 29-mile route, Wishbone Pass is your turnaround; so go back to the start via Running Bear Road, Route 2153, Burger, Zachary, Sherman, and Windsor. Please note that Burger Road meets up with Route 2153 twice. Turn left at the first Burger (16.4) back to Zachary for the full 29-mile experience. As you exit North Lakes Park, turn left on Bonnie Brae to enter the church campus, where you’ll find fun and refreshments. There are five rest stops on this course, each with water, sports drink, bananas, and cookies.
39 Mile Route
The 39-mile course follows the 29 mile route to Wishbone Pass. Then turn right on Highway 455 and cross the Lake Ray Roberts Dam. On this route, you’ll find the rest stop at Pilot Point (mile 21.9). After the rest stop, turn right onto Route 377 and then right again onto Route 3524 immediately after Dennard’s (24.8) through Aubrey, where you’ll continue onto Route 428; and back to Sherman, Windsor, and the ICCC grounds. We’ve got Bone Daddy’s BBQ refreshments waiting for you. There are six rest stops on this route.
52 Mile Route
For those riders who want more, we offer the 52- and the 68-mile routes. Make sure you reach Wishbone Pass by 11 a.m., and from Wishbone Pass, turn left on Highway 455. At Marion Road, just before Sanger High School, you’ll head right on Marion, looking for the Lois Road Rest Stop (mile 20.8). Following a rest stop break, turn right on Lois, left on Huling and left on Chisam, which ends near the I-35 north frontage road. Turn right on the frontage road to the Lone Oak Rest Stop at mile 27. This is your return for the 52-miler, which will take riders over the interstate to follow I-35 south frontage roads back to Lois Road, where you will have to cross the interstate again and back to start. On the return from Wishbone Pass, please note that Burger touches Route 2153 twice. Take the first left onto Burger to ride the full 52 or 68 miles. Then turn left on Zachery and right on Sherman toward home and Bone Daddy’s appetizers.
68 Mile Route
For the 68-miler (109 KM), go right on Lone Oak Road and left onto Hemming. You’ll cross Lake Ray Roberts four times, hit the Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q Rest Stop (mile 34.7), and head west on 922 to Valley View Rest Stop on the town square. From here, head south on I-35 frontage roads to Lois Road, Wishbone Pass, and home to enjoy some Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers..
All routes begin and end at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. All except the 8-miler pass the Water Works Rest Stop and Wishbone Pass, headquarters for first aid and minor repairs. Our well-marked route is supported downloadable Garmin elevation maps.
Riders registered by November 15 may pick up their rally packets starting at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 12, at the Denton Bicycle Center until noon on Friday, November 16. To pick up your packet later on Friday, please come to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church(ICCC) between 5 and 7 p.m.
Early Packet Pickup: Nov 18 (Mon) – Nov 22 (Fri); 9 am – 6 pm; except Friday (until noon). Location: Denton Bicycle Center. Must register by Nov 15th.
Early Packet Pickup: Nov 22 (Fri), 5 pm – 7 pm; ICCC School Gymnasium.
Day of Ride Packet Pickup: Nov 23 (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 pm. Sag wagons will be available until this time.
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.
The Denton Turkey Roll is an annual event that takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving and offers riders a marked route through northern Denton and southern Cooke Counties with five distance options from 8 to 68 miles and eight rest stops. All pre-registered riders receive a t-shirt and event bag with information and tokens provided by sponsors. Denton Breakfast Kiwanis’s Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally takes place rain or shine.
Past rider registrations have reached over 900 riders and many additional spectators. Marketing efforts are focused on digital and include display and search ads as well as a high social reach. Digital ads for 2017 offered 260K impressions while a combined social campaign had 72K Engagements, 3M Reach, and 6.4M Impressions.
For further information contact Mary Harris at (940) 367-3026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks can be made out to Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club, or Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Direct support benefits Kiwanis family clubs at Denton, Guyer, Ryan, and Liberty Christian High Schools; Harpool and Immaculate Conception Middle Schools; and UNT; events with the Denton State Assisted Living Center; and the DBK Tiny Libraries Project.
Denton Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally offers vendor opportunities for organizations or businesses that would like to connect and network with cyclist of all levels. Indoor booth space has limited availability and is assigned on a first paid basis. In response to weather conditions, we will reassign space indoors or out upon request if space is available.
The booth rental fee is $250 for Friday evening and Saturday combined and includes a 10×10 area with a backdrop, rectangular table, two chairs and electrical (15A120V) access.
The vendor is responsible for staffing their booth on Friday evening and/or Saturday.
If sales will be made at the booth, you must have a Texas Sales Tax Permit.
No tobacco or alcohol is allowed on the site.
If for any reason, we find an exhibit objectionable, the exhibit, in whole or part, may be removed.
Set-up may begin at 4 pm Friday and/or 6:30 am on Saturday. Hours of expected customers are Friday 5-7 pm and Saturday 7 am to 3 pm. Ride send-off is at 9 am.
All vendors must start set-up no later than Saturday at 7:30 am and take down booths no later than 4 pm.
No refunds will be given for cancellations after November 1, 2018. The Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally is held rain or shine.
The vendor agrees to comply with local, city, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and regulations and the regulations of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church covering fire, safety, health, and other matters.
Denton Breakfast Kiwanis and/or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church are not responsible for injuries, damage or loss of property of a vendor or vendor’s staff.