Would you like to meet a slow learner? Then you should meet Red Clark! Red is the president of Asphalt Plus, LLC. Asphalt Plus is a member of OAPA, and they are providing dry process rubber (Engineered Crumb Rubber or ECR) to asphalt producers here in Oklahoma.
In his spare time, Red rides a bike, and he rides a lot. He is a three-time Trans-America rider (Boston to Los Angeles, Portland, OR to New York City, and San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, Florida) with a dozen half-continent rides thrown in for good measure. At age 70, he is at it again, riding Historic Rt. 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago with friends.
What most people don’t know about Red’s Ride is that many of those rides were built to raise money for various charities. Some of those charities include Wounded Warriors, special needs children and engineering educational programs. Over the years, “Red’s Ride” has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars for those charities.
Now, Red’s Ride is coming to Oklahoma! Red will ride Historic Route 66 from Texola, OK to Joplin, MO starting on July 3 and finishing on July 8th (weather permitting!). OAPA and Red’s Ride are planning a fundraiser where 100% of all donations will be added to the OAPA Asphalt Educational Fund Endowment. Larry Patrick has already guaranteed that all pavements will be warmed up and ready for the riders!
You can pledge your contribution HERE, and while the ride is under way, look for daily updates from OAPA. Please open your hearts and support the ride!