Stillwater Style Spring 2019 - Page 24

Curt “Curto” Dikes begins riding in the Curto Dirto in downtown Stillwater before riding through Payne County on Feb. 10. Dikes, who is battling brain cancer, is a former employee of District Bicycles. Dive Chips & Queso into our *Free chips & queso with the purchase of 2 adult entrées 103 S. Perkins Rd 405-372-1900 Stillwater location only Expires: 3/31/19 24 Stillwater Style | SPRING 2019 should sell tickets beforehand and we should spend no money on the event whatsoever, that way all of the money can go to Curt, people can just show up, ride and show support. “I think we did a great job of having awesome prizes that I think people wanted to win, but people honestly just wanted to help Curt. We ended up having a big party, and that weekend went by so fast.” That party included the 50-mile ride through Payne County. Joining them for some of the ride was Dikes. Hundreds of more braved the cold weather to ride for Dikes. They traveled from all over the country – from states including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Texas. After the ride was over, prizes were raffled and the amount raised was announced. “Everyone was crying,” Wintle said. “It was emotional. The crowd erupted.” One of the riders who traveled to Stillwater was Beth Morford, owner of Frontier Bikes in Eudora, Kansas, which is less than 10 miles east of Lawrence, Kansas. She hadn’t actually met Wintle before the ride, but had networked with him through the cycling community. “I decided to drive to Stillwater for the Curto Dirto primarily for warmer riding weather,” Morford said. “The reasons after that were to see District Bicycles in the flesh, and to participate in a chill bike ride that was created for an awesome cause. Because Bobby, and his wife Crystal, have done so much to build up the cycling community, locally and nationally, it was a no-brainer to