TULSA, OK – [January 2, 2020] – New year means new goals. Make riding in the 33rd annual Tour de Tulsa presented by St. John Health System/Ascension a channel to reach your goal of fitness and health with registration now open. More than 800 cyclists from across the state and region will descend upon Tulsa on Saturday, May 2, to participate in this annual go-at-your-pace biking event.
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 an 8-mile family ride, 20, 36, 50, 61 and 101 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.
“Your participation in the Tour de Tulsa not only provides the opportunity to be active while cycling through Tulsa and the surrounding areas, but also helps Pathways to Health generate revenue to support health and wellness programs for residents right here in Tulsa County,” said Dr. Bruce Dart, executive director.
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. Last year, this fundraiser ride raised over $36,000 that directly improved the health and wellbeing of Tulsa residents.
“Last year we gave a grant to Tulsa County Parks to construct a community garden in O’Brien Park,” said Jenna Grant, P2H resource development manager. “They educated the community about gardening then provided participants, many who live in food deserts, with the materials to garden in their own backyard. Increasing access to nutritious foods in areas where fresh produce isn’t readily accessible is vital to improving health in our community.”
Early bird registration is $40 for those 13 years of age or over and $15 for those 12 and under. The Family Fun Ride cost is $15 for participants of any age. Register online at www.tulsabicycleclub.com/tdt. Register by April 15 for a free t-shirt.
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