The xx @ Cain's Ballroom - 02/15/2013

The xx @ Cain's Ballroom - 02/15/2013
Grace and I took the drive up to Tulsa on Friday night to see The xx at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom this last Friday evening. Since we both had to work on Friday, we already knew it was going to be a big rush to get there and then we ran into horrendous traffic on the way resulting from a crash between a car and a bus carrying prisoners. We were over an hour late and a little stressed out, but we really shouldn’t have been worried. [Read More]

Tulsa Duathlon Honors Fallen Cyclists

Fleet Feet Sports in Tulsa is organizing a duathlon this Sunday to honor cyclists Christa Voss and Matthew Edmonds: A duathlon organized by Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa will take place Sunday to remember Christa Voss and Matthew Edmonds, cyclists killed by a drunken driver while riding their bikes on Oklahoma 51 near 161st West Avenue on June 9, 2009. The race benefits the Edmonds & Voss Memorial Fund, which has supported the families of Voss and Edmonds as well as benefiting drunken driving prevention and the Tulsa Zoo fund, among other causes, according to event coordinator Kate Critchfield. [Read More]

Art Bike Tulsa Opens Today

The Oklahoma chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society opened their Art Bike Tulsa show today at the Williams Tower Two lobby. Art Bike Tulsa 2012 is an installation of colorful, uniquely-designed bicycles that have been transformed by local artists to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and the MS society’s annual bike ride/fundraiser. via - Tulsa’s Channel 8 - News, Weather & Sports - MS Society “Art Bike Tulsa” Preview. [Read More]

Tulsa Touts Their Trails

Tulsa is doing a little bragging about their bicycle trail system and on paper, it seems well justified. Unlike the OKC system, Tulsa’s seems well designed for both recreation and transportation which is a big bragging point. It connects neighborhoods to downtown and that’s not the case in many cities. Since 1999 the system has grown from just 25 miles to about 100, with a lot more trail work being planned. [Read More]

OKC Bike Share Gets a Name, "Spokies"

[flickr id=“5253252214” thumbnail=“medium” overlay=“false” size=“small” group="" align=“center”] Bike sharing programs are the rage around the world and across the nation (the photo above is of the DC bike share program, Capital Bikeshare). Oklahoma City first announced the program back in August and additional details were announced yesterday at the Oklahoma City Council meeting. According to NewsOK, the program has been given an official name of “Spokies” and will consist of 95 bicycles (up from 90) placed at six stations in the downtown Oklahoma City area. [Read More]

Tulsa Cyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash

The Tulsa World is reporting that a cyclist that was hit on Saturday in a hit-and-run crash has died: A bicyclist seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision Saturday has died. Mowery Funeral Home identified the victim as Bobby Richardson, 51, of Owasso. A motorist found Richardson in the roadway on 101st East Avenue near 12th Street at about 8:30 p.m., officers at the scene said. via Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run Saturday dies | Tulsa World. [Read More]

Oklahoma FreeWheel Appoints New Director

After being FreeWheel Director for six years, Ellen Proctor has stepped down and Joy Hancock has been appointed as the new Director: The Board of the annual cross-state bicycle tour, Oklahoma FreeWheel, is proud to announce that Joy Hancock has been appointed Director, starting October 2011. Joy, 31, brings a history of event and volunteer management and is an avid cyclist, having competed in a number of triathlon and cycling events, including FreeWheel in 2008 and 2009. [Read More]

Who's Bike Commuting and Where

[flickr id=“2217962902” thumbnail=“medium” overlay=“true” size=“medium” group="" align=“center”] I found this interesting article on The Atlantic about the areas of growth in bicycle commuting. While we’ve all seen the large number of articles regarding the growth of cycling commuting, it is interesting to see the geographic concentrations of this growth. Unfortunately, Oklahoma City shows no growth (we sit at a 0.1% so not any room to drop either). However, Tulsa shows 200% growth, though that only represents an increase from 0. [Read More]

MS 150 Recap

The Oklahoman has a nice story about last weekend’s MS 150: In April, walking across a room was challenging for Robin Tilly, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009. During the weekend, Tilly, 54, joined 567 cyclists in the 26th annual Bike MS: The Mother Road Ride — a trip along Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Oklahoma. “It was wonderful this year,” she said. [Read More]