July 2 - Annual Watermelon Ride this weekend!
Join us this Saturday, July 2nd, for a fun, short (25-30 miles) ride followed by cold, juicy watermelon!
This annual ride is a fun kick-off to Oklahoma hot weather riding. There's nothing like a good slice of watermelon to rekindle memories of your childhood and rehydrate you following an early morning bike ride.
Join us ...
Where: Washington Irving Park, Bixby
What: 25-30 mile ride
FOLLOWED BY JUICY WATERMELON
Safety Guidelines for Organized Rides
Group Rides - Tips for having a great ride experience
Eight "group riding" guidelines for organized rides as shared by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine ...
- Ride Smart - be alert, be aware, don't overlap wheels, keep your helmet on, level, and snug.
- Be Predictable - look before you make a move, ride in a straight line, and if changing direction or speed, let people know.
- Ride single file most of the time and never more than two abreast.
- Choose Proper Lane Positioning - 2-4 ft from pavement edge, move left and take the lane when turning left, don't cross yellow lines, be courteous, make room for cars when it's safe to do so.
- Communicate - call out "car back", "slowing/stopping", etc.; don't ride with ear buds!
- Respect Traffic Signs & Signals - yellow means "slow down" not "sprint"; queue up at intersections in the line of traffic; don't filter forward along the right.
- Pass On The Left - alert other riders to your presence (on your left)
- Get Completely Off Pavement When You Stop - Don't block traffic.
Safety Guidelines for Organized Bike Ride Events - Bicycle Coalition of Maine
BIKE CLUB - What it's all about!
BIKE CLUB ROCKS ... BIKE CLUB ROLLS !!!
Tulsa Bicycle Club partnered with Cooper Elementary School this year sharing safe cycling education and cycling fun with more than twenty-five 3rd through 6th graders.
Wouldn't you like to join us at Cooper in the fall when school resumes?!
For more information on getting involved, see our TBC BIKE CLUB page BIKE CLUB page or visit BikeClubTulsa.com to find out more about BIKE CLUB, volunteer at other schools, donate to the program and more!
The following video produced by local videographer and historian Jack Franks gives you an idea of what BIKE CLUB is all about.
We Want YOU to "Come Ride With Us" !!!
There are lots of reasons for you to join us as a member of the Tulsa Bicycle Club.
Here are just a few ...
Have more fun and enjoy a safer experience participating in the world's greatest outdoor activity - bicycling - when you become a member of the Tulsa Bicycle Club.
Enjoy a year-round program of rides and events for the entire family. Regularly scheduled rides led by experienced cyclists provide a choice of distance and difficulty just right for your level of fitness and experience.
Tap members' knowledge and expertise if you're interested in learning new ride routes, safer bike handling, self-contained touring techniques, maintenance & repair, bike selection considerations, or anything else about cycling.
Tour de Tulsa & TBC's Fall Century Enjoy TBC's spring and fall "event" rides. Fully supported rides with rest stops, sag support and distances for all abilities, with discounted registration for TBC members.
Benefit local organizations and events like Tulsa's River Parks, Tulsa Tough, Community Health Foundation, and state & national groups like the Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition, the League of American Bicyclists, and the Adventure Cycling Association.
Mostly though, you'll simply enjoy riding your bike! What are you waiting for? Click the "Ride With Us!" link at the left and get started with the fun!
Quick Tips for Safe Riding from the League of American Bicyclists
If you haven't been on a bike in a while, or even if you ride regularly, take a few minutes to view see the host of resources available on the League of American Bicyclists website. They've produced a host of new videos with common sense guidelines for situations you'll encounter on the road. Watch the examples below, then check out the rest at BikeLeague.org .
Fitting & Adjusting Your Bike
Sharing The Trail
Our Meeting Location
The Tulsa Bicycle Club meets most months at the Hardesty Regional Library.
The Hardesty Regional Library is located just east of Memorial and just south of 91st Street on 93rd.
We'll be meeting in one of two large meeting rooms to the right (west) as you enter the library each month on the first Thursday.
Why not plan on joining us ... mark your calendar for the first Thursday of the month (except May, July and December) at 7:00pm with light snacks and a program we hope will be of interest to you. Be sure to check the calendar for any changes.
See you there!
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