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10 great Places to Ride in our region

Participants will learn about some great places to ride in Oklahoma and neighboring states, such as:

  • OKC trails -
  • Tulsa Trails -
  • State Parks - Nick Grba
  • Razorback Greenway trail in western Arkansas -
  • Lawton wildlife refuge -
  • Katy Trail - Brent Hugh

Tulsa Trails

Learn about great places to ride in Tulsa, including the Arkansas River Trails and the aptly named "Cry Baby Hill".

State Parks:

Known for some great off-road cycling and "Gravel" rides.

OKC Trails

Over 65 miles of Multi-use trails, and 150 miles of shared road routes. 

Razorback Greenway - Arkansas:

35 miles of off-road trail connecting Fayetteville and Bentonville. Lovely sights, with a world class art museum at the end.

Lawton - Wildlife Refuge

Great cycling routes and great views and vistas. 

Katy Trail - Missouri

The Katy Trail is a 237 mile (386 km) trail stretching across most of the state of Missouri.  Over half the trail's length follows Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River, where you can ride beneath towering river bluffs while eagles circle overhead.  After leaving the river, the trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Americana.
America's longest "rails-to-trail" project, formerly the MKT rail line, is flat and scenic.  It's ideal for hiking, running, or cycling on just about any kind of bike.  Horseback riding is allowed on two segments of the trail: Sedalia to Clinton and Tebbetts to Portland.
Many cross-country cyclists include the Katy Trail in their tours.  It is part of Adventure Cycling's Lewis & Clark route, as well as the American Discovery Trail

Session Host and Speakers

Brent Hugh

Dr. Brent D. Hugh has two bachelor's degrees and three graduate degrees in the fields of mathematics and music performance from Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has been webmaster, president, and since 2005, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation. Under his leadership, the Federation has grown from an organization with a few dozen members and $500 annual budget to the current membership of over 5000 active members and over $150,000 annual budget. The Federation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, is the only statewide advocacy organization in Missouri that works on behalf of the state's two million bicyclists and six million walkers.

Brent lives in Raytown, Missouri, with his wife, Jan, where he puts about 5,000 miles per year on his fleet of three recumbent bicycles, a road bike, and a mountain bike. His 23 year old son Jonathan and 16 year old daughters Naomi and Amanda are also avid cyclists, walkers, and trail users.

As many of us do, I rode my bicycle a lot as a child and for transportation during my college years. But when I moved to the Kansas City area in 1993 my bicycle mostly stayed in the shed because I didn't feel comfortable bicycling on nearby roads. The combination of a newly widened road in our neighborhood and a doctor's admonition to "get and shape and lose some weight or else!" got me riding again. Now I ride several times every week, for transportation and recreation, year around.

Nick Grba - Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship


 Nick is a member of the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship (OEF) Board of Directors and a trail steward for Roman Nose state park. I'm an Oklahoma "transplant" from the west coast who's enjoyed staying active in the MTB community here off and on for 20 years.

“I started MTB riding at the old Draper trail around 1990. At that time, the trail was often in pretty crummy shape since there was little organized trail maintenance. I’ve been lucky enough to ride quite a few great trails inside and outside OK, and came to realize that great MTB trails don’t just happen. It takes a lot of work from a dedicated crew to keep them that way. And the more involved you get with the MTB community, the more fun you have. No matter how bad your day has been, attacking a sweet piece of singletrack with a few riding buddies can completely transform your attitude.

James Wetzel - President Oklahoma Bicycle Society

Michael Schooling - Tulsa Bike Club

Robyn Willis

BikeOklahoma Board member

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