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Time to Get Tough

Outdoor sporting events can be found most weekday and weekend nights this summer. Prep your water bottles, sunscreen and enthusiasm for Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, rolling back into town June 10-12 in downtown Tulsa. One of Tulsa’s most beloved annual traditions, this cycling competition brings spectators front and center for three days of action as riders go head-to-head.  The Tulsa FC...

Cycling Excitement

Ask anyone who cycles regularly and they’ll tell you all about the importance of community.  “Whether you’re a cross-country racer or just like to have fun riding the trails, biking is more fun with friends,” says Ryan Steadley, president of the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship.  Community is also built off the bike, by volunteering to clean and maintain paths and trails.  “Without those...

Riding Out the Storm

For more than a decade, June’s Tulsa Tough has served as the staple cycling event in Oklahoma. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festivities were scrapped for 2020. For event organizer Malcolm McCollum, the decision to cancel and start looking towards a return in 2021 was a painful but appropriate one.  “It was really difficult, because a lot of...

A Bicycle Built For …

Like traditional two-wheelers, electronic bicycles provide riders with transportation and outdoor leisure, along with optional pedal assistance.  This feature makes cycling accessible to people discouraged from riding due to physical fitness, age or disability. E-bikes allow riders to adjust the amounts of pedal assistance – from little or none on flat terrain to high on busy streets or hills. Tom Brown,...