The third annual Bosque Tour de Norway will be on May 17, 2014. The start/finish line will be at the Clifton High School. We 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. You will also 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 Saviors Lutheran Church, site of our first rest stop, and St. Olaf Kirke, or as it is better-known, The Old Rock Church. The locker rooms will be open again this year for your convenience so be sure to bring that change of clothes and a towel. Also "Day of" registrations will be an additional $5. So, Solo riders will be $30 instead of $25, Tandem riders will be $40 total instead of $35, and Kids will be $17 instead of $12.