Rides - Grand Boulevard Historical Bike Tour
Grand Boulevard Historical Bike Tour
Did you know that in 1935, there was a loop around OKC named The Grand Boulevard? Well it is still there (mostly). You are in luck because the best way to see the Grand Boulevard is by bike. On June 24th you can ride the loop at the 6th Annual Grand Boulevard Historical Bike Tour. We leave from Stars and Stripes Park ( Lake Hefner ) near the baseball diamonds at 8 am.
There are 3 distance options:
• 5 mile family ride
• 17 mile intermediate ride
• 35 mile full loop tour.
Along the way there will be mini-history stories explaining why OKC built this road.
Click this link for the Detailed Route Map or the Map my Ride route map:
As will all OBS rides, You will be riding at your own risk. Wear a helmet.
Obey all traffic laws – including stop signs and traffic lights.
We will have SAG vehicles to help. If you have a problem along the way, there will be a phone number to call for help.
If you choose to ride the 35 mile loop, be sure you can ride that many miles.
It will be hot. You should bring 1 or 2 water bottles. Fill at least one with Gatorade or other electrolyte sports drink. There will be several convenience stores along the way for you to re-fill. As a general rule, you should try to drink at least one bottle of water per hour.
Sometimes cyclists get flat tires, so be prepared with 1 or 2 extra tubes for your wheels. Your local bike shop can get you the right size. Wear and bring sunscreen, as well as some money for snacks.
For a detail ride map and history lecture notes - Check out this Link Grand Boulevard