OK Freewheel Fandango -
We will offer two road and two gravel route options on Friday, two gravel routes and the option to ride Race the Rail in Watonga on Saturday, and one road and gravel option on Sunday. The short route options are kept around 30 miles and the long route options are kept around 60 miles. You will also have access to the mountain bike trail in Roman Nose State Park if you are looking for a little extra challenge.
THE 2019 RACE THE RAIL CHALLENGE
Speaking of a challenge, with your 2019 OK Freewheel Fandango registration you will receive a free entry into Race the Rail on Saturday October 12, 2019. This event will take the place of the road route on Saturday and we will have a little party at the end. If you are looking for more miles, you can choose to ride to the event from our camp at Roman Nose State Park and we will offer a short route option for you on the way back to camp. The Watonga Cheese Festival is also happening in Watonga so there will be something for everybody going on.
Luckily for us, Roman Nose State Park has a great lodge with a full restaurant. Depending on what days you are registered, we are providing breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning from 7-9am and dinner Saturday night from 5-7pm. New for 2019, we are going to have the First Annual OK Freewheel Fandango Friday Potluck Picnic Dinner. You bring a side and we will supply the main course. Friday dinner will start at 6pm along with the Friday night entertainment.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Don’t forget about the entertainment. New for 2019, we will have entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday, the first Annual OK Freewheel Fandango Friday Potluck Picnic Dinner and the great sounds of Tyler Siems will start at 6pm. On Saturday, Dane & The Soup will take the stage starting right after dinner at 7pm. All entertainment will be held at the OK Freewheel Fandango campsite.
Friday Night - Tyler Siems
Tyler Siems is a man among men and has a voice like a demon. His talent with the guitar is unmatched among his friends.
Saturday Night - Dane & The Soup
Dane & The Soup is a local Oklahoma favorite, playing 100+ different venues regionally the past 3 years. The band plays original retro-style soul music featuring horns. A year after their first EP release, Dane & The Soup will be releasing their debut full-length album in Early 2020. The record will be available on all platforms and will be released in affiliation with Horton Records (Tulsa, OK). Tracking was done at Teegarden Studios / Produced by Chris Combs of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Combsy. Visit their website for more information and content: www.daneandthesoup.com
2019 Fandango Info
Roman Nose State Park October 11-13, 2019
Saturday registration includes breakfast, dinner, and entertainment. Sunday registration included breakfast.
Please call (800) 892-8690 to book a cabin, room at the lodge, RV space, or teepee. Camping is free within our group campsite.
The booking link at travelok.com is incorrectly showing all overnight options are booked so please call to make your reservation. Thank you.
Roman Nose State Park, named after a Cheyenne chief, is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, gypsum rock cliffs and three natural springs, recreational activities at this state park include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, trout fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables and hayrides by reservation. Rentals include canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and mountain bikes. Swimming in the lakes is not allowed, but fishing and no-wake boating are welcome.
For a truly memorable stay, book a night at the beautiful Roman Nose State Park Lodge. The 22-room lodge, originally constructed in 1956, has been completely renovated to reflect the natural landscape of the area. The reconstruction emphasizes the lodge’s original mid-century design, while beautifully updating the look to today’s modern standards. The newly decorated rooms feature large showers, comfy beds, contemporary furnishings and large flat-screen televisions. The lodge also features several conference rooms and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pets are not allowed in the lodge.
Roman Nose State Park also offers 11 cabins. Amenities include queen-sized beds, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, a full kitchen, microwave, coffee pot, dishes, linens and a fireplace. Two of the cabins are pet friendly. Overlooking Lake Boecher, the Pioneer Cabin can sleep up to five people between a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room and a full bed and fully adjustable twin bed in the bedroom. It also comes with fully equipped kitchen, ground-level entry shower and spacious floor plan to accommodate ADA guests.
Campground facilities at Roman Nose State Park include 12 full hookup sites, 35 sites with water and electric hookups and 33 tent sites. A total of 27 campsites in the Bitter Creek, Two Lakes and Canyon Vista Campgrounds are available for online reservations, while all other sites are first come, first served. From April through October, book one of the park’s teepees for a unique overnight stay. These spacious structures can sleep up to four adults and include an indoor electric outlet an outdoor fire ring and grill.
Also located within the park is the Roman Nose State Park Golf Course. This 18-hole, par 70 course offers sloping bent grass greens, Bermuda grass tees and fairways, natural hazards, lake views, canyon walls and mesas. Facilities include a putting green and pro shop with cart and club rentals, snacks and drinks. Book a tee time online with the booking link provided. View the rate sheet for this golf course by clicking on “View Roman Nose Golf Course Rates” link under “Maps & Resources” above.
Additional motels located about 7 miles south of Roman Nose State Park in Watonga, OK.
Chaparral Retreat and Guesthouse – http://www.chaparralbb.com/index.html
The Noble House Bed and Breakfast – http://noblehousebb.org
2019 Fandango Routes
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