Race the Rail   - Oct 10, 2015

Race the Rail S of Watonga
Watonga, OK 73772

Phone: 405-368-2333   580-623-5452
Fax: 580-623-5428
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Make your way to Watonga for Race the Rail, an event that invites cycling enthusiasts to race the AT&L train from Watonga to Geary and back.  The AT&L track speed is approximately ten miles per hour and Highway 270/281 runs parallel to the tracks between Geary and Watonga.  Since the AT&L features a slow track speed, the race is organized so that an AT&L engine will leave Geary at the same time the riders leave Watonga.  Hence, Race the Rail.  Bring your bicycle and helmet and try to race the AT&L on its way back into town.  The route for Race the ...

Make your way to Watonga for Race the Rail, an event that invites cycling enthusiasts to race the AT&L train from Watonga to Geary and back.  The AT&L track speed is approximately ten miles per hour and Highway 270/281 runs parallel to the tracks between Geary and Watonga.  Since the AT&L features a slow track speed, the race is organized so that an AT&L engine will leave Geary at the same time the riders leave Watonga.  Hence, Race the Rail.  Bring your bicycle and helmet and try to race the AT&L on its way back into town.  The route for Race the Rail is approximately 32.5 miles.

The course for Race the Rail is asphalt highway, in good condition with wide shoulders.  Rumble strips exist for most of the route, but the wide shoulders will allow riders plenty of room.  Water and snacks will be provided to riders before, during and after the event.  Support and gear vehicles will be present during the event until 12pm.

Race the Rail is held in conjunction with the Watonga Cheese Festival.  Riders can visit the festival following the ride and try locally-produced cheeses as well as wines from vineyards across Oklahoma.

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  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-270

Begins at 9am.

Riders will start and end approx 1/4 mile south of Watonga on Hwy 270/281 at local Ford dealership.

Primary Contact:

Vicki Williams




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