Weekly ride info: Tulsa Wheelman including the Wednesday Night Ride
Keep current on the racing schedule for Oklahoma with BRAOK

 

 

 

Lots of riders have travelled to Joe Martin to race this weekend. We're just a few weeks out from Tulsa's national caliber event: Tulsa Tough.

The Tough is a full blown festival, even those that don't ride will have a fantastic time. In addition, the official website has a very interesting blogs that features some great editorial and commentary that isn't just racing.  Nothing wrong with racing (that's a strong focus here at the newsdesk), but the Tulsa Tough folks really get the whole picture: Current topic: Racers, ride that bike for transport too!

Many Tulsa riders are heading to this important regional race. Please read this not from the promoters:

"Please let your teammates and club members know that there is no onsite registration for the Joe Martin Stage Race amateur or pro categories. Registration is online only at www.bikereg.com. Pro/Elite registration closes Tuesday at 6pm CST and Amateur registration closes Thursday at 6pm CST.

Categories are filling fast, so don't delay signing up for the 36th annual Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley - April 25-28.

Best of luck at the race!

Bruce Dunn - Race Director

Saturday May 4th is the date for this great ride offering a variety of distances/routes. A legacy of more than 25 years! Tour De Tulsa

Don't bring your Time Trial bike to this one. They kick it 'old school' for the first stage of this Omnium on May 4th in Maycomb.

The morning chrono event followed by a road race; tough and FUN: FLYER

It's Tuesday, and that means a great opportunity to get your criterium chops:


"Are you ready to try your skills at racing a criterium? Starting April 2nd and every Tuesday through August you will be able to do that at the Tulsa Wheelmen practice series. These are practice sessions for all racing categories. They take place at the City of Tulsa Safety Training area located 1 block north of Admiral Place on 109th East Ave.

There will be 3 sessions each night. Beginning at 5:50 PM will be the beginner racers cat 5 men and cat 4 women. They will practice 20 to 30 minutes. Then about 6:30 PM the intermediate group consisting of the cat 4 and cat 3 men as well as the cat 2 and 3 women will practice for around 40 to 45 minutes. The last sesion wil start at 7:15 PM and will involve the Cat 1 and 2 men. They will practice for 50 to 60 minutes. All riders must sign a waiver each night and have a racing license. There will be 1 day licenses available on site for $5. Rider cost each night will be $5 to participate. To expedite registration please print off this release https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=pdfwaiver&type=riderrelease&compid= and bring with you."

Ardmore hosts the second race of the GEAX Tour de Dirt on 4/14. Cross Country with lots of categories. FLYER

Check the results for last weekend's Eucha Classic.

And if it's Tuesday: Summer Crit Training Series

 

Our on the scene in Tulsa reporter Rick East sends these items from BRAOK:

State Criterium Championships

Plans are being finalized but it looks very much like the state crit championships will be held in 2 races. The Category based championships will probably be the Owasso Trail Days Criterium on May 12. Then the Age Based championships will be the Sand Springs Palmer crits to be held on May 19. Plans are still being worked out but this looks like what will happen. The nice Oklahoma State Jerseys will be on the line at each of these races, so be ready. Also remember the Eucha Tough Road Classic is coming up on April 7.
 
  Criterium Racing Practice
Are you ready to try your skills at racing a criterium? Starting April 2nd and every Tuesday through August you will be able to do that at the Tulsa Wheelmen practice series. These are practice sessions for all racing categories. They take place at the City of Tulsa Safety Training area located 1 block north of Admiral Place on 109th East Ave. There will be 3 sessions each night. Beginning at 5:50 PM will be the beginner racers cat 5 men and cat 4 women. They will practice 20 to 30 minutes. Then about 6:30 PM the intermediate group consisting of the cat 4 and cat 3 men as well as the cat 2 and 3 women will practice for around 40 to 45 minutes. The last sesion wil start at 7:15 PM and will involve the Cat 1 and 2 men. They will practice for 50 to 60 minutes. All riders must sign a waiver each night and have a racing license. There will be 1 day licenses available on site for $5. Rider cost each night will be $5 to participate. To expedite registration please print off this release https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=pdfwaiver&type=riderrelease&compid= and bring with you.

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