Twenty years ago the Possum Pedal 100 was created by the Rotary Club of Graham, drawing thousands of cyclists and crowds for miles around and was one of the most popular early Spring rides in north Texas and southern Oklahoma. This event has been revived by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Graham as a summer event with rides of all distances.
The Possum Pedal offers rides of 6, 20, 37, 51, 67, and 83 miles through Southwestern Young County, including Graham, South Bend, Eliasville, and Woodson. The ride begins at the corner of Third and Oak Street on America’s Largest Downtown Square and finishes under the cool shade of the pecan trees on 3rd street between West and Pecan Street. The terrain is rolling hills, smooth roads, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Texas. It is a great warm-up ride for The Hotter N Hell or a great way to just come out and enjoy a day away from the big city crowd.
New this year, a special ride just for the kiddos. The Little Joey Jaunt is a half-mile ride for riders 12 years old and under. The ride starts at 3rd and Oak, heads South to 2nd, West to Pecan and then up 3rd to 5th, ending at the Graham ISD Administration building with a special finish line created for the young cyclists. The Joey Jaunt will have two heats with the first starting at 8:30 a.m. for 7-12 year olds and the second heat starting at 8:45 a.m. for 6 years old and under. The ride is FREE and includes a t-shirt and goody bag and is sponsored by Anderson Ranch Graphics.
The Possum Pedal Bike Ride begins at 7:30 a.m. in the historic Downtown Square. Rest stops are plentiful and ride support is strong. Start and Finish line activities include the Third Annual Food Truck Championship of Texas, live music, fun activities for kids and the entire family, and finish with a concert at the Young County Arena. This year's artists are Walker McGuire, Reckless Kelly and our headliner is Aaron Watson!!!!
For more info about Graham visit Graham TX Chamber of Commerce website or call 940-549-3355.