The sport of cycling has recently taken Oklahoma City by storm. With bike rides, racing events and bike trails all across the Metro, there are plenty of ways families can enjoy the sport, all summer long. Although many biking events may be open to all ages and skill levels, we want families to be safe. Please make sure your children are comfortable on their bike before joining a group ride.
Kick off #BikeMonth at BikeFest at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel. Learn about bicycling with bike organizations and bike shops plus enjoy food trucks, live music and more at this FREE family- and pet-friendly event. May 7, 2023
Every Tuesday from March through August, the Wheeler District hosts the Wheeler Criterium. Families can cheer on some of Oklahoma’s top riders as they speed around the district. Admission is free and open to the public. Races get started around 5:30 p.m. in front of The Big Friendly Brewery & Taproom and wrap up around at 8 p.m.
Weather permitting, the Oklahoma Bicycle Society meets up for a Saturday morning Donut Ride. Starting at Will Rogers Park Tennis parking lot at 9 a.m., the group ride heads to a local donut shop for a morning treat.
Go on a casual, guided, sunset ride through the streets of downtown. Full Moon Bike Rides are planned by bicycle enthusiast Steve Schlegel and begin at Myriad Gardens. A $5 donation is suggested and bikes are available for rent through Spokies OKC. Helmet and lights are required. Select dates, May through October.
The Tulsa Tough Ride & Race is an annual three-day cycling festival on June 9-11 designed to promote active lifestyles while showcasing the city of Tulsa. Tulsa Tough offers cycling activities for people of all abilities ranging from professional races, kids races, a festival and more.
Norman Conquest, starting and ending at the JD McCarty Center (2002 E Robinson Ave, Norman) is an all-day, annual ride open to cyclists of all skill levels, with individual, family and tandem rides from 10 to 64-miles. In addition to the hilly distance rides, Norman Conquest also offers a more laid-back tour of the town, perfect families and casual riders. July 8, 2023.
You can also make your own family biking outing at any of these popular local trails: