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.

Get your Dad Jokes ready: Denton Turkey Roll offers two registrations to best entry in Father’s Day contest

Check the tires, grab your helmet and prepare all your turkey puns: Registration is now open for the 36th annual Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally. The annual bike rally benefits local causes, and this year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 17th, with the starting and ending point once again the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. The event offers distances from 8 to 68 miles — and offers cyclists a headstart on that post-Thanksgiving diet!

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!

The Turkey Roll is an inclusive rally, with spaces open to riders of all ages and levels of experience. Registration is only $30 from now until September 30, $35 from October 1-November 8, and $40 from November 8 to the day of the event. A T-shirt and event bag are provided to all who pre-register. Online registration closes Wednesday, November 14, at 5 p.m., so plan ahead and register today at DentonTurkeyRoll.com. However, one comical Denton dad won’t have to worry about signing up ‑ he could win two free entries in the rally distance of his choice!

Starting on Father’s Day, dads are encouraged to share their best ‘Dad Joke’ on the Turkey Roll’s Facebook page. The funniest — and father-est — Dad Joke will earn its joke-teller two free tickets to the event for any distance chosen. This contest will run from Father’s Day (June 17) through July 13. On July 15, we will post the top four Dad Jokes to help us choose the winner!

There’s no better way to get fit, get in the holiday spirit, and benefit your local community than riding in the storied Denton Turkey Roll. Whether you’re a veteran cyclist or just getting rolling, there’s a place for you at this annual event. Sign up today, and help the Kiwanians ride with Denton toward a happy holiday and a bright future for Denton’s kids!

Registration is now open at Active.com. For questions or additional info, contact Jack Becker with the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis.


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 13 (Mon) – Nov 17 (Fri);  9 am – 6 pm; except Friday (until noon).  Location: Denton Bicycle Center.  Must register by Nov 9th.

Early Packet Pickup:  Nov 17 (Fri), 5 – 7 pm;  ICCC School Gymnasium.

Day of Ride Packet Pickup:  Nov 18th (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.

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 to book! Make sure to mention that you are booking for the Turkey Roll to receive the rate.