The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


September 1, 2011

Entertainment in and around Enid 9-2-11

ENID — Tour de Trykes

7:30 a.m. Saturday

David Allen Memorial Ballpark

The annual Enid Noon AMBUCS Tour de Trykes road tour is for bicycles, tricycles, recumbents and tandems, with a terrain mostly flat and even. Distances vary from 10 to 100 miles, with the bulk of the riders tackling the 24-mile, 30-mile and 58-mile legs.

Cost is $27 for single bikes and $50 for tandem bikes.

A two-mile Family Fun Ride also will be held for $30 per family.

Money raised through Tour de Trykes traditionally goes toward providing those in need with AmTrykes. Funds from the event sometimes go toward other projects, including renovations of AMBUCS facilities.

Route maps for Tour de Trykes are available on the event’s official website,

For more information on Saturday’s event, go to the website above or call event director Mike Stuber at 541-5155.


Crazy 8 Crit

4:30 p.m. today

downtown Enid

Cyclists will be competing in Enid’s first criterium bicycle race today, and they will ride on a figure-eight type course around downtown streets.

The Crazy 8 Crit bike race competition is a short-course bicycle race on closed-off city streets. The event is hosted by Enid Noon AMBUCS and will include three races on the tight course. Spectators are encouraged to come downtown and watch the race, which will feature top-of-the-line bicycles and riders. The race will have three categories of competition.


Family Night Street Fair

4-10:30 p.m. Friday

Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine

Cherokee Strip Conference Center will host an evening of family activities with a free street fair and a talent show.

The street fair will include a moon bounce, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank and balloons. Indoor activities will run until 10:30 p.m.

The event also includes an Enid’s Got Talent show for all ages. Anyone can enter to participate in the show by signing up from 3-7:30 p.m. and paying a $15 entry fee. The show will start at 8 p.m.

For more information on Friday’s events, call Enid Chamber of Commerce at 237-2494, or go to


NOC Enid Observatory

9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

NOC Enid campus, East Randolph and Michael Hedges

Come out to Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s campus on Wednesday and Thursday nights and see planets, nebulae and galaxies through the the college’s telescope at the observatory.

Sessions start at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. The observatory is open only on clear Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Large groups planning on visiting should contact Bob Killam at 548-2399.

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