Archive for the 'Oklahoma' Category (Page 2)


  • 'Craptastic' Trails in Tulsa?

    'Craptastic' Trails in Tulsa?

    Ed Wagner of CycleDog writes about his experiences on a local multi-use trail: Brian Potter accompanied me on part of the Midland Valley Extension yesterday, a multi-use path that more or less parallels the east side of Tulsa’s inner dispersal loop. It’s difficult to describe this MUP adequately. Superlatives are out …

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  • Oklahoma Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Oklahoma Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Joseph Purrington, 21, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma was killed when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car being driven at a high rate of speed on a local street. Witnesses report that 32-year-old William Burton Livingston was driving at least 100 miles per hour prior to the collision, before …

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  • Police Mountain Bike Competition in Norman, OK

    Police Mountain Bike Competition in Norman, OK

    From the Norman Transcript comes news of an unusual mountain biking competition, one limited to police officers: The Norman Police Department hosted the first police mountain bike competition to be held in Oklahoma Sept. 30. Thirty law enforcement officers from eight different agencies participated, including one officer from Hamburg, Germany. The purpose …

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  • Oklahoma FreeWheel's Impact

    Oklahoma FreeWheel's Impact

    The Oklahoma FreeWheel is Oklahoma’s premier bicycle touring event. It starts June 8th at Marietta near the Texas border, and ends at Caldwell, Kansas on the 14th. This year will be the Oklahoma FreeWheel’s 30th anniversary. Along the way the tour passes through numerous small towns, and with over 1000 cyclists, …

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  • Death By Distraction

    Death By Distraction

    David Lee Harrison of Enid, Oklahoma was killed after being struck from behind by a car. Harrison, 46, was riding his Allez Elite Vittoria bicycle when he was hit by a 2008 Toyota Avalon driven by Duard Spleth, 84, of Waukomis. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the cause …

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  • Oklahoma City Discovers Trails as Transportation

    Oklahoma City Discovers Trails as Transportation

    Hal McKnight, chairman of the Oklahoma City Trails Advisory Committee, says that as more trails are built people are beginning to view them as more than just recreation. “With the warmer weather and high gas prices, we are seeing these trails used for people to get to and from work …

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  • In Praise of Oklahoma Mountain Biking

    In Praise of Oklahoma Mountain Biking

    Oklahoma is a great mountain biking state, but few people realize it. So says Christian Combs, president of the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship, an Oklahoma mountain biking and trail-building club dedicated to the enhancement of off-road cycling. Many people perceive Oklahoma as a relatively flat state, but it has a diverse geography and …

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  • Tulsa's Bike-Sharing Program

    Tulsa's Bike-Sharing Program

    On his CycleDog blog, Ed Wagner writes about Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Tulsa Townies bike-sharing program, and the lack of credit Tulsa has received for the initiative. Bike-sharing programs were apparently one of the hot topics at the recent National Bike Summit, with both Portland and Washington, DC close to launching new bicycle-sharing …

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