Archive for the 'Oklahoma' Category


  • Oklahoma Establishes Historic Chisholm Trail Bike Route

    Oklahoma Establishes Historic Chisholm Trail Bike Route

    New legislation has been signed into law in Oklahoma, establishing the Historic Chisholm Trail Bike Route through the state, from Texas to Kansas. There is not yet an official Chisholm Trail route in Kansas.

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  • New Oklahoma Law Rescues Bicyclists From Defective Traffic Lights

    New Oklahoma Law Rescues Bicyclists From Defective Traffic Lights

    A new law in Oklahoma allows bicyclists to proceed through a malfunctioning traffic signal (one that won't detect their presence) when it's safe to do so. When will we get this common-sense law in Kansas?

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  • Norman, OK Produces Bicycle Commuter Map

    Norman, OK Produces Bicycle Commuter Map

    The city of Norman, Oklahoma has taken a significant step by producing bicycle route maps that are designed not for recreation, but for bicycle commuting.

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  • Oklahoma Teen Takes up Bicycle Touring

    Oklahoma Teen Takes up Bicycle Touring

    For 19-year-old Greg Merkel, it was time to try something extraordinary: a bicycle tour from Edmond, Oklahoma to Santa Monica, California in the fall of 2008. Read his story here.

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  • Oklahoma Senator Calls Bike Library "Wasteful"

    Oklahoma Senator Calls Bike Library "Wasteful"

    U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., Republican from Oklahoma, recently released a report entitled “2008: Worst Waste of the Year,” which highlights “absurd federal spending from beltway bureaucrats and elected officials.” Here’s an excerpt from the report: Some examples of Washington waste are well-intentioned, but raise questions about whether certain projects are best …

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  • Enid, OK Debates Trails Plan

    Enid, OK Debates Trails Plan

    Enid, Oklahoma is developing a Master Plan for the city’s trail system, and residents are debating the wisdom of spending money on trails, particularly in light of the nation’s economic downturn. The Enid News weighs in: Walking trails provide both economic and health benefits Enid is rightfully developing a master trails plan that …

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  • BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa

    BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa

    A story from the Tulsa World about the recently-completed ABA National BMX Championships held at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma: For the 10th consecutive year, thousands of BMX enthusiasts have descended on Tulsa for a Thanksgiving weekend of racing bicycles and reuniting with old friends. Roughly 3,600 participants from across the country …

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  • Police Learn to Analyze Accidents Involving Bikes

    Police Learn to Analyze Accidents Involving Bikes

    Oklahoma police officers recently attended a week-long course in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that taught them how to assess an accident when there is a bike or a pedestrian involved. Part of the course simulated actual accidents by using dummies. The accident simulation helps the officers learn to determine things like …

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  • Tulsa Trail Improvements Dedicated

    Tulsa Trail Improvements Dedicated

    Officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma have dedicated about two miles of improvements to the city’s popular River Parks Trail: “This is a great example of how Tulsa really does it right when we get together as partners,” Mayor Kathy Taylor said. The George Kaiser Family Foundation donated $12.4 million for the trail improvements, …

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  • Road Rage In Tulsa

    Road Rage In Tulsa

    Jason Kearney of out here in the middle relates the story of a very scary road rage incident in Tulsa, Oklahoma involving his brother, Spencer, whose bicycle was hit by a car, which then sped away without stopping to help. Spencer, who was not seriously hurt, took off after the car …

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