TULSA, OK – [April 16, 2018] – More than 700 cyclists from across the state and region will descend upon Tulsa to participate in the 31st annual Tour de Tulsa presented by St. John Health System on Saturday, May 5.
Cyclists will begin their ride at OSU Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, on the west bank of the Arkansas River at 8:00 a.m. Cyclists will complete their choice of 20, 50, 63 and 103 mile routes. More than 70 volunteers will be working rest stops along the routes serving fruit, granola bars, water and Gatorade.
Tour de Tulsa is hosted annually by the Tulsa Health Department and the Tulsa Bicycle Club as a way to promote health in the community.
The cost to participate for those 13 years of age or over is $35 and the cost for those 12 and under is $10. Riders may register on the day of the event beginning at 7:00 a.m. at OSU Center for Health Sciences. There is a $10 price increase on ride day for 20, 50, 63 and 103 mile route.
Families are also invited to participate in the Family Fun Ride, which is an eight mile course. The Family Fun Ride cost is $10 for participants of any age, and there is no additional charge for Family Fun Riders who register on ride day.
Register online with a credit card at www.tulsabicycleclub.org/tdt. Online registration ends May 2.
Proceeds from Tour de Tulsa benefit Pathways to Health (P2H), which unites more than 90 local agencies, organizations, corporations and health systems to improve health outcomes in Tulsa County. P2H was formed by the Tulsa Health Department in 2008 in response to a challenge to decrease the overlap of health services and identify gaps where leaders are missing vulnerable populations. Today, P2H is an incorporated non-profit entity with the goal to connect community health resources to those who need it most.
The 31st annual Tour de Tulsa platinum sponsor is CareATC and ride day support is provided by the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, Tom’s Bicycles, T-Town Bicycles and Spoke House Bicycles.
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