The 18th annual Roman Nose Mountain Bike Festival, originally scheduled for May 16, is now set for Sunday (May 23.)
Rain forced postponement of last weekend’s event but hopefully the course will be dry enough by Sunday.
The mountain bike race is held on the trails of Roman Nose State Park, 7 miles north of Watonga.
The Roman Nose event is the third stop on the Oklahoma Tour de Dirt Mountain Bike series and usually attracts more than 100 racers from several states.
Bikers will rider a 7-mile trail around Lake Watonga and then up through the canyons to Inspiration Point.
From there, the single-track course takes racers through scenic canyons and around rock bluffs, an area the Cheyenne Indians called home in the 1800s.
“The trail at Roman Nose State Park is one of the more challenging trails in Oklahoma and a favorite of mountain bikers,” said Steve Neuman, co-owner of Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop in Oklahoma City, a sponsor of the race.
For more information on the event, visit www.wheelerdealerbicycles.com or www.tourdedirt.org.