The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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August 16, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

ENID, Okla. — Dachshund Dash

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Chisholm Trail Expo Center

Wiener dogs in all shapes and sizes will compete against each other this weekend to determine which dachshund is the fastest of them all.

Enid’s annual Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

Twenty-nine dachshunds from Oklahoma and Arkansas will compete in several race heats, culminating in a final dash to determine the overall winner.

Before the competitive races, there will be a Doggie Dash, a one-mile fun run/walk for people and their furry friends. The cost to enter the Doggie Dash is $10.

Before the final competitive race heats, Enid Police Department will stage a K-9 demonstration. Also, after the competitive races, there will be an After the Dash Dash for anyone who wants to experience what it’s like to race.

Admission to the Dachshund Dash is $2 for adults, $1 for children and $1 for non-racing dogs, which much stay on a leash at all times.

Proceeds from this year’s Dachshund Dash will raise funds to construct two small visitation dog parks at Enid Animal Control shelter so prospective pet owners can meet dogs and cats there before they take them home.

For more information on the event, go to enidpaws4thecause.com.

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Tour de Trykes

6:30 a.m. Saturday

David Allen Memorial Ballpark

Bicycle riders from all over the region will come to Enid Saturday for Enid Noon AMBUCS’ Tour de Trykes.

Tour de Trykes is an event that helps AMBUCS provide AmTrykes, therapeutic tricycles, for developmentally-disabled riders. The tour features road courses of 10, 22, 38, 58 and 100 miles.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, followed by the beginning of the tour at 7:30 a.m.

Events for spectators begin at 4:30 p.m. with the Revolutions BMX Trick Show on Independence between Randolph and Maple. At 6:30 p.m., the annual Twilight Criterium begins. This is where competitive bicycle riders race through a figure-eight track around downtown Enid, sometimes reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. The criterium will consist of three races: two men’s division races at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., and one women’s division race sandwiched in between, at 7:25 p.m.

For a schedule of events and other information, go to tourdetrykes.com.

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