Weekly ride info: Tulsa Wheelman including the Wednesday Night Ride
Keep current on the racing schedule for Oklahoma with BRAOK
Hop over to OKC for May Fourth Festivities. From the promoter:
We hope to see you at this year's 2nd Annual Macomb Cuarto de Mayo Omnium Road Race and Time Trial benefiting the Macomb School athletic program. This year's edition will provide another great day of hilly, old school racing on scenic, good quality, rural roads. Macomb is only 45 minutes southeast of downtown Oklahoma City. The TT incorporates segments of the infamous Tribbey Time Trial and the RR includes portions of the reknown 89er Stage Race and the Sacred Heart Road Race.
Since the race is old school, you can leave your TT bikes, TT helmets, aero bars and disc wheels in the garage. As we used to do back in the day, throw on your racing wheels and bring your trainers for the wheel truck.
We've added a Cat 5 Omnium category this year with a sweet five-deep prize list provided by area bike shops. All categories will have separate prize lists for the TT, RR and Omnium Overall. Larry Smith of the Bicycle Shoppe in Shawnee is also providing $250 bonuses for the fastest female and fastest male TTs. Thanks Larry!
You'll find TT and RR maps and profiles at www.pedalerscycling.com.
TT start times are assigned in order of registration so go ahead a pre-register at USACycling (at no additional charge) to get a preferred.
Again, we hope to see you in downtown Macomb next Saturday!
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
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."