Spring Training Rides Start Saturday, March 17th! Just 5 miles ...
Join us this weekend for the first of our 2018 Spring Training Rides designed to get new and old riders back in shape after a frosty winter off the bike.
See info for the first ride below and see more about the remaining rides, starting locations and a PDF of the schedule to post on the fridge, HERE!
Where: Cornerstone Church,
NW corner of 76th St N & Yale
When: Saturday, March 17, 10:00am
Sunday, March 18, 1;30pm
Distance: 5 miles
Route: Mapped and marked on pavement
Ride distances will increase weekly until you're riding 30 and 40 miles at a clip! You'll be ready for the Tour de Tulsa by May 5th and the Copland Classic two weeks later.
Hose off your bike and become part of our peloton.
We'd love to see you, your family, and your friends and neighbors. All are welcome. You don't need to be a Club member to participate ... so come on; ride with us!
April General Meeting - What's a barrel adjuster?
What: April TBC Meeting
When: Thursday, April 5, 7pm
Where: Hardesty Regional Library
Program: Simple at-home maintenance and on-the-road repairs you can do yourself; REALLY, you can!
You can do this! Whether it's fixing a flat or adjusting your rear derailleur, any cyclist can do the "simple stuff" to keep their bike humming. Whether in your garage or on the road, there are a handful of simple adjustments and repairs YOU CAN DO YOURSELF!
That's what our April Club program is all about. It will be hands on and we'll expect you to step up and turn the screwdriver, fix the flat, adjust the derailleur. We'll be right there to show you how.
Here's what we'll be sharing:
- Fix a flat
- Adjust your brakes
- Change your brake pads
- Straighten your handlebars
- Adjust your seat
- Adjust your front and rear derailleur
Want more? Just ask and we'll share our expertise or find someone who can.
Feel free to bring your own bike or just bring the front wheel if lugging the bike is too much trouble. We'll have bikes you can practice all of this on, but if you want to see it done on your own bike, bring it along. We're in the auditorium at the library, so should have plenty of room!
Here's hoping we see you there!
New Cycling "How To's" page available!
Check out our new Cycling "How To's" page with links to great information on learning how to ride safely and repair and maintain your bicycle.
Lot's of good info here from the League of American Bicyclists, CyclingSavvy, Park Tool, Global Cycling Network, and more. We'll continue to add information and links to this area to provide Green Country cyclists with access to great cycling tools on the internet. Check it often.
Tour de Tulsa Registration is OPEN!
The waiting is over ... registration is OPEN for the 31st edition of the Tour de Tulsa!
Read all about it ... or just go straight to registration!
Pending House Bill would increase safe passing distance
HB2191 Proposes Passing Distance Increase
A bill currently in committee at the state capitol would make the following changes to current state law with respect to motor vehicles passing bicyclists:
Track the status of the bill here. You can view and download the full text of the bill on this page as well.
Contact your Representative tovoice your opinion. Find contact information for your state representative here (scroll down on the page displayed to find info for all representatives).
Why not let your Senator know how you feel at the same time? Find your senator and their contact info here.
If you would like to track the progress of this or any other house bill, you can create an account for the state's Legislative Electronic Notification System, LENS.
Whatever your opinion, be sure to share it with your elected representatives! Use your voice.
- Increase the safe passing separation distance from three feet to five feet.
- Require motorists to completely change lanes to pass bicyclists when traveling on multi-lane roads (two or more lanes in each direction).
- Increases fine for colliding with or causing a bicyclist to crash from $500 to $1000.
- Increases fine for collisions resulting in the death of a bicyclist from $1,000 to $10,000.
Club events in
the next 10 days ...
Smart Cycling - riding tips from the League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists has a host of materials of interest to cyclists of all sorts. Of particular interest are their brief videos on assorted riding techniques with an emphasis on riding safely. A sample of these videos is shown below.
Navigate to our LAB Ride Smart page for more info on the resources available from the League as well as links to all or expand this page below to see basic cycling skill videos.
Our Meeting Location
The Tulsa Bicycle Club meets most months at the Hardesty Regional Library.
The Hardesty Regional Library is located just east of Memorial and just south of 91st Street on 93rd.
We'll be meeting in one of two large meeting rooms to the right (west) as you enter the library each month on the first Thursday.
Why not plan on joining us ... mark your calendar for the first Thursday of the month (except May, July and December) at 7:00pm with light snacks and a program we hope will be of interest to you. Be sure to check the calendar for any changes.
See you there!
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