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Spoketoberfest Bicycle Ride Benefits Non-Profit Groups
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The Oakdale Rotary Club is presenting a new benefit bike ride – Spoketoberfest – with three different scenic routes to choose from around Oakdale and Knights Ferry.

The trio of rides will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 starting at the Oakdale Bike Shop at 445 E. F S., Oakdale, at 7:30 a.m.

The bike shop is also the finishing point for each of the three route options, where a free event T-shirt, a voucher for local beer from Dying Breed, and a meal ticket for a food truck of choice will all be waiting to greet the returning riders.

On the website, you can register for the route of your choosing, having the choice of a 10-mile, 28-mile, or a 46-mile ride.

The event is sponsored by the Oakdale Rotary but with the help of the Oakdale Bike Shop, Visit Oakdale, and other various sponsors.

Oakdale Rotary officials explained that they hope to increase the exposure of Oakdale and Knights Ferry as a notable cycling destination by offering routes through those communities.

The Spoketoberfest event was created to bring people together who have a passion for cycling and the outdoors, and to help raise money for local nonprofit organizations.

The 10-mile route cost to participate is $45, and you ride through the city of Oakdale consisting of about an hour ride.

The 28-mile route is $55, and will take riders through some of Oakdale’s picturesque countryside and circle around Woodward Reservoir, consisting of about a two-hour ride.

The last route of 46 miles is $65, and will take riders through the rolling hills surrounding Oakdale and Knights Ferry, lasting about three hours.

Specialized jerseys are also for sale on the website for $69 and can be purchased as an add on to the registration total. The event is not a race but more of a recreational cycling ride through scenic parts of the city and surrounding rural areas.

Any style of bikes are allowed except motorcycles.

The schedule for the day starts at 7:30 a.m. when the check in booth opens, the 46-mile route starts at 8 a.m., the 28-mile route starts at 9 a.m., the 10-mile route starts at 10 a.m., and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be food, music, and beer at the bike shop.

Each route will have color coordinated arrows on the roadway along with GPS files that will be available for use on any navigation device.

Additional information can be found on the website or by emailing or by calling 209-844-5160.