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August 20, 2018

Freewheel is coming, get the tshirt


The Luther Parks Commission sponsored a design contest for a t-shirt to promote both Luther and the Oklahoma Freewheel bicycle tour that is stopping in our town on June 12.

Wynn Gochenour had the winning design. You might have met Wynn down at the Chicken Shack. It’s where her brother, Eddie, is the owner of the little joint that is getting a lot of attention on Route 66 for the broasted chicken, or maybe the live music, or maybe the backyard that features the volleyball pit, games and plenty of seating to chill with a group or a date.

Following her successful career as a corporate trainer in the telecommunications industry, Wynn has been traveling to Luther from Iowa to help out at the Shack.

“I look forward to wintering in Luther this year and enjoying all that Luther has to offer. Visiting the Library, merchants downtown, and breakfast at Josphines these are some of my favorite things. Gotta love the Broasted Chicken my Brother makes too, along with his smoked meats,” she said.

Wynn also anticipates the excitement of seeing more than 500 bicyclists come to Luther on Route 66 during Freewheel. The plan is for the tour to leave from El Reno on Tuesday morning early on June 12. They’ll ride up over Oklahoma City, check out Edmond, then wind back down to Route 66 to hit Pops and then power into Luther. They’ll be coming all day.

And the Town is getting ready. A cheering section is planned and other welcoming events as the Freewheelers drive through town to their campsite at the high school.

Parks Committee Chairperson Kasey Wood said the plans are coming together.

“We are having a Bike Rally at the Luther High School parking lot at 11:30 am Tuesday for kiddos that have mastered bike riding up to the age of 12. We will have races and a contest for the “Craziest” bike decoration since it will be “Crazy Day” on the Freewheel tour.  Participants will get a coupon for a free water and hot dog! Opus entertainment will be there to jam out from 10 am -2 pm and the Luther Middle School and High school cheerleaders will perform during the bike rally,” she said.

Wood said that local tshirt screener Jamie Harwick with Glassic Designs is making the shirts and pre-orders are being accepted now.

“They should be available by next Monday the 28th. Possibly sooner.  They can be preorder through town and hope to have some of the local businesses offer them as well! We will let you know on additional locations as soon as we know.  They will be sold at the Freewheel Event on June 12th,” she said.  Cost is $20 through size Large; and $22 for XL.

Wood also thanked volunteers and sponsors who are pitching in to help the Town with the event, including: OG&E, BancFirst, AiroSurf and Haskell-Lemon.

Check out the Freewheel pre-ride stop in Luther a couple of weeks ago.

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