Blazing Saddles Ride + Run

Blazing Saddles was established in 2018 to unite families, churches, and communities and provide help and care to individuals and organizations in need. Our goal is to bring a community together with a common interest in cycling and running, to help save a life, one person at a time, and heal families that have suffered a loss due to suicide. The Blazing Saddles Ride and Run benefit Team Suicide Prevention, Coffee Bunkers, Hope is Oxygen, and Hope is Alive organizations.

Blazing Saddles Ride + Run event, Bixby Bicycles, Bixby Oklahoma

Benefiting Team Suicide Prevention, helping one person at a time

Are you ready to sweat your saddle off in the most exciting recreational cycling event Green Country has to offer? Big Wheel Events, Inc. presents poker rides and run for 2023. Although the Blazing Saddles ride earns its name for being held during the hottest part of Oklahoma’s summer, the hottest part of this year’s ride is sure to be your hand!

Held at your hometown in Bixby, Oklahoma, at The Bridge Church, riders will depart from the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. to enjoy a tour of Northeast Oklahoma’s beautiful backcountry. With an early start, we hope to avoid seeing any flames unless they’re coming from the speed of your saddle! For convenience, riders will be dealt their five-card poker hand AFTER crossing the finish line. Riders will, however, be able to purchase additional playing cards for $5 each. Rest stops will be stationed approximately every 12-15 miles and provide snacks, beverages, and sag support.

Poker hands will be dealt by professionally trained dealers, courtesy of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Cards will be specially marked and stamped with the participant’s bib number. There will be one Grand Prize winner from each category. Grand Prize winners will receive vouchers for a one-night stay for two at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In addition, the top ten hands from each category will also receive prizes. Prizes will be quality items such as a Wahoo Elemnt Rival watch, jerseys, gloves, etc. At the end of each event, play your poker hand at the assigned time.

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Time Registration + Events Estimated Finish Time Poker Start Time
6:00am Registration Opens
7:00am Registration Closes
6:00am - 9:00am Donuts + Coffee Served
9:00am - 4:00pm Start Burgers
7:30am Sub 5-Hour 105-Mile 1:00pm 1:30 / 1:45pm
7:30am Over 5-Hour 105-Mile 3:00pm 3:30 / 3:45pm
7:30am 63-Mile 12:30 / 1:00pm 1:00pm
7:30am 40-Mile 11:30am 11:30am
7:30am Up right bike 25-Mile 10:00 / 11:00am 11:00am
7:30am Up right bike 13-Mile 9:30 / 10:00am 10:30am
7:30am Trike 25-Mile 10:00 / 11:00am 11:00am
7:30am Trike 13-Mile 9:30 / 10:00am 10:30am

Finish time / poker times are an estimate. Times vary depending on riders.