The Tour de Titan, a UWO Homecoming cruiser ride that promotes a bike-friendly Oshkosh, is teaming up with the Oshkosh Cycling Club and re:Think Winnebago’s Healthy Living Partnership to take part in the First Across grand opening event.
“The mission is to support and promote safe cycling in the community for all levels of cycling and to encourage the health of our people and the growth and vitality of our sport,” said Ken Kubiak, Oshkosh Cycling Club president and 1977 UWO alumnus.
Those goals fit well with the re:Think coalition, which provides outreach, education and resources to the community, and helps to develop and promote local and state policies in an effort to increase the health of residents and positively impact the community environment.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the many unique resources our community has to offer that allow people to stay physically active,” said UWO alumna Emily Dieringer ’08, re:Think coalition coordinator.
Registration for the Tour de Titan begins at 9:30 a.m. at Pollock Alumni House, 765 Algoma Blvd., as part of the Homecoming open house celebration.
Cyclists will depart at 11 a.m. from Pollock. They will bike along the Wiowash Trail until they reach the north end of the causeway near the Ecklund Motorsports driveway and join in the First Across dedication ceremony, which will already be in progress.
The Tour de Titan cyclists will then lead the way across the causeway as additional walkers and runners take their first steps over the new trail. The family-friendly event also welcomes dogs and their walkers.
The Tour de Titan participants will then turn back toward campus and end their ride at the Homecoming pregame celebration known as Tent City near the Oshkosh Sports Complex on Josslyn Street. Riders are invited to enjoy complimentary food, beverage and entertainment.
A secure bike corral will be provided at both the start and finish of the ride.
Helmets are required for the ride. A limited quantity of helmets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis on the morning of the ride for $20 (retail for $40).
Registration for the Tour de Titan is just $10 per person for the ride and a gift bag. Print your registration form here and send to Alumni Relations to join in on the fun!
Advanced registrants by Friday, Oct. 4, will be entered into a drawing for prizes on the day of the event. Prizes also will be awarded for best vintage bike, most unique bike, best decorated bike and best costume.