The End and New Beginning of OKC Bicyclist

The End and New Beginning of OKC Bicyclist
When I started OKC Bicyclist in 2008, on-line communities for Oklahoma City cyclists were pretty much non-existent. There were a few mailing lists, but there was no consistent source for area cycling news including both events and advocacy. Since then, much has changed both in the local cycling community and with the ways and means to collect and distribute news. We’ve seen both large advocacy groups such as the Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition and personal advocacy efforts such as Susan Lash’s All For the Love of Bikes dramatically expand their on-line outreach. [Read More]

Fred Kamp Profiled by KFOR

Fred Kamp Profiled by KFOR
I’m a little late on this one, but last weekend was Fred Kamp Day in honor of the fearless leader of the OBS Donut Ride for the last 30 years. For those who didn’t get their first ride in on the donut ride, this short ride takes place every Saturday and is a great introduction to cycling for new riders and a great excuse for donuts for more experienced riders. [Read More]

Oklahoman Reports on Jones Area Cycling

The Oklahoman has written a nice article about the increased levels of cycling in eastern Oklahoma County which includes some great quotes from Roger Welch, president of OBS and Mike Flenniken, president of the Oklahoma Bicycle Coalition: Between the forests and country homes of eastern Oklahoma County, the spandex and carbon fiber associated with cycling are an increasingly common sight. “Any evening after five 5 o’clock, you’re going to find some bikers coming through here,” Jones Mayor Ray Poland said. [Read More]

Cranksgiving 2011

I tweeted about this during the last OBS meeting, but the OBS is putting together a great bicycle oriented fundraiser for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. On November 13th, cyclists will be given seven locations and seven items to pick up. At each pick up, riders will be given a playing card. Best poker hand at the end of the ride gets the grand prize. All riders are welcome, just bring a bike and a bag. [Read More]

Buck$ 4 Bikes Photo Essay

This is a little late, but on December 4th, The Oklahoman published a neat photo essay about the Buck$ 4 Bikes assembly day event:

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Buck$ 4 Bikes is a program organized by The Salvation Army and the Oklahoma Bicycle Society, acquires and builds new bicycles for kids throughout the area.