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.
Every Tuesday from March through September, 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 8:30 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.
The Tulsa Tough Ride & Race is an annual three-day cycling festival on June 10 – 12 designed to promote active lifestyles while showcasing the city of Tulsa. Tulsa Tough offers cycling activities for people of all abilities ranging from the 8-mile Townie Ride, to the Saturday and Sunday Gran Fondo with distances from 30-100 miles as well as criterium racing events.
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 10, 2022.
You can also make your own family biking outing at any of these popular local trails: