Tonight in Tulsa, this year’s Oklahoma Freewheel route was announced and what an exciting route it looks like it will be. The route will start in the southwest quadrant of the state, and finish in the Northeast quadrant just across the border in Kansas. The ride will take place on June 9th through the 16th. Mileage pretty consistent but there are some long days, plus there are two bonus rides including a century ride and a ride to the top of Mount Scott.
The map below is only an approximate route. You can see maps of the daily routes at the Freewheel website.
Day 0: Frederick to Red River and back. 36 miles.
Day 1: Frederick to Elgin. 75 miles. There is a 6 mile option to ride the 1,000 foot climb to the top of Mount Scott (elevation 2,464)
Day 2: Elgin to Anadarko. 61 miles.
Day 3: Anadarko to Watonga. 72 miles. There will be a century option for this day.
Day 4: Watonga to Guthrie. 71 miles.
Day 5: Guthrie to Drumright. 55 miles. Speedwheel will happen in Drumright this year.
Day 6: Drumright to Ponca City. 79 miles.
Day 7: Ponca City to South Haven, KS. 36 miles.
There are a couple of important announcements. First, accident insurance will be available for the first time. Secondly, and maybe more important, the shower truck will be setup on Saturday. :)
The full week cost will be $175 for adults, $100 for children (6-18). Registration will be available within two weeks.
Full details available at the Freewheel website.