Bosque Tour de Norway

The third Bosque Tour de Norway will be held on May 17, 2014. The start/finish line will be at Clifton High School. We will have 4 routes to choose from 20, 40, 60 and 80 miles. Each will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the top of Texas hill country and be riding through the historical Norse community.

The Norwegian settlement began here in 1854, the same year the county was founded, and was led by Ole Canuteson and included Cleng Peerson, “The Father of Norwegian Immigration to America.” Thousands of Norwegian immigrants, some coming directly from Norway and others from northern states, would eventually settle between Clifton and Cranfills Gap by century’s end. The Norwegian influence in the area is still very evident today, including Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, site of our first rest stop, and St. Olaf Kirke, or as it is better-known, The Old Rock Church.

START TIME:
Start time for all routes is 8 a.m. at the Clifton High School and Ave. Q.

REGISTRATION:
Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. at the Clifton High School Gym. Pre-Registration is available at www.BikeReg.com.

Where is Clifton, Texas?


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FEE:
All routes are $25 per person. Cash or checks made out to Clifton Chamber of Commerce.

PARKING:
There is plenty of parking available at Clifton High School.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
You will be riding on a combination of state highways and county roads. All are paved but there are some rough areas on the county roads due to chip seal pavement and some potholes. Most roads are comfortable to ride on. Since this is the top of the hill country there are rolling hills with a few good leg burner climbs, followed by fast descents.

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REST STOPS:
There will be rest stops approximately every 10 miles. All rest stops will have shade, seating, food, drinks and Port-a-Potties. There will be plenty of friendly locals to help you out if you have any questions about the area.

Special thanks to our 2013 sponsors:

Gearench

Platinum

Best Western Velkommen
Brookshire’s Food Store
Norwegian Consul General

Gold

Albrecht’s Pharmacy
First Security State Bank
MKG Construction

Silver

BCP Real Estate
Bosque Real Estate
Bosque Supply
Cliftex Theatre
Ace Hardware
Promit
RoadID
Sulak’s Czech Bakery & Meat Market

Bronze

Alco
Cobb Properties
Dee Anna Walker, DDS
Goodall-Witcher Fitness & Wellness Center
Steven Regan, DDS
The River’s Bend Doggy Drop Inn