SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2019, 9 A.M.
DISTRICT BICYCLES, 120 W. 7TH AVE.
A 50-MILE CANCER BENEFIT GRAVEL RIDE.
District Bicycles and Land Run 100 present “Curto Dirto”, a 50-mile gravel ride to raise funds for medical care for Curt Dikes, a close friend and former shop employee.
On November 18, Curt woke up with a piercing headache and no recognition of where he was or who was with him. Emergency surgery revealed a cancerous tumor about the size of a golf ball in his frontal lobe, and in early December, he was diagnosed with Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, known as Glioma.
Curt and his support crew are pursuing an aggressive treatment plan, but these efforts are hampered by insurance coverage limitations.
We are working with industry friends to provide product donations that will be raffled off, including a custom Moots Routt 45, built the way Curto would build it out: Vittoria wheels and tires, cockpit from 3T, Selle San Marco saddle. Other raffle items include a full Chris King wheel set, headset, and bottom bracket as well as tons of other prizes from local retailers and industry friends. Raffle tickets will be on sale up to 3 p.m. on race day, and raffle drawings will begin shortly after.
PLP Food Truck will be on site after the ride with their classic menu to feed hungry riders.
Who: Curt Dikes is a former District Bicycles employee who was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer in December.
What: Curto Dirto is a 50-mile gravel ride to raise money for Curt’s medical expenses.
When: The ride starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
Where: The course starts at District Bicycles, 120 W. 7th Ave., and will end at Finnegan’s Pub, 716 S. Main St.
Why: Because Curt has given so much to our community and the cycling industry, and we want to give back.
Is this a timed race? No. It’s not even an un-timed race. You can race yourself, but there are no podiums or prizes.
I like beer. Will there be beer? The ride will end at our favorite watering hole, Finnegan’s Pub, where there are more than 30 beers on tap. If that doesn't satisfy your beer desire, there are probably some other things you need to get figured out.
What about food? The fine folks at PLP Food Truck are coming to serve food after the ride. Their burgers are bomb, and so is the rest of their food.
Where does all the money go? It all goes straight to Curt.
Curt is a pretty rad guy. Can I donate more than just the registration fee? YES! Call District Bicycles at 405-372-7319 and we will make sure to point you in the right direction. We will also pass around a bucket at Finnegan’s after the ride if there’s some extra change burning a hole in your pocket.
Someone said something about raffles. What’s up with that? We will have several levels of raffle drawings, so everyone can participate. Tickets are on sale until 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Drawings will be shortly after, at Finnegan’s. You can purchase as many raffle tickets as you like, this is for a great cause and we are trying to raise as much money as possible! (We are still working with friends to fill out more raffle items, we will post more about this on the District social media feeds, as well as updating this page).
“Moots Level”: Full custom-built Moots Routt 45 featuring the “Curto Build” with wheels and tires from Vittoria, 3T cockpit and Selle San Marco saddle. Tickets: $100 each.
“King Level”: Chris King wheelset, or a headset and bottom bracket combo also from Chris King. Cafe Evoke in Edmond will also be offering a catered coffee party for up to 50 people, a $600 value! Tickets: $50 each.
Tons of swag from bike companies and local businesses such as District Bicycles, Stillwater Summit Co, Aspen Coffee and Hoboken Coffee. Tickets: $10 each
Buy as many tickets as you like to improve your odds, and also to help Curto as much as possible!