The Townie Ride is on Sunday, June 9th at 2pm starting from 15th and Riverside. All participants receive refreshments at the Zink Park rest stop and finisher's medal at the finish line at Galveston and Riverside.
What's the Tiny Townie?
Anyone who wants a little shorter ride option can turn at the Tough Turn at 31st and Cincinnati and follow the Tiny Townie 5.4 mile route back to the finish. Volunteers will be at this location to give directions.
How will I find my way?
All routes are marked on the street surface or with signs. We expect a good turnout for the Townie, so there should be plenty of riders around you. The Total Townie 8-mile route will be led by a police escort. There will be ride officials on bicycles helping make sure everyone has a safe ride and stays on course.
How fast will we go?
This is not a race. You can go whatever pace suits you. Please remember that you'll be riding with many other people of all abilities and everyone has a right to go their own pace. Don't weave in and out of the other riders or cut people off. If you must pass, announce, "on your left" and go around them on the left. NEVER cross the centerline of the street. ALWAYS be respectful of other riders.
What if I have a flat tire or other bike trouble? What if I can't finish?
We'll have SAG drivers along the route who will help you get your bike going again or will take you and your bike back to the start/finish area. We encourage you to take your time and ride within your own limits. The best way to complete a bicycle ride is to keep moving. Stopping and starting actually makes it harder to finish because you are continually warming up and cooling down. Most times you can keep going when it gets hard if you just slow down and keep a steady pace. If you simply can't go on, move yourself and your bike off the street. A SAG driver will be along shortly. Wave them over and they'll help you. We'll have first aid personnel at the start/finish area who can help with skinned knees and the like.
What if I'm late?
The Townie Ride starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. Please be in the Townie staging area ready to ride no later than 1:45. The Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Races will pause for the Townie Ride Start. Townie Riders will be escorted down the race course under the racers' finish line banner to begin your ride. If you arrive after the Townie start, you MUST RIDE ON THE RIVER TRAIL, OFF OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE, to Southwest Boulevard where you'll turn right and join the Townie Ride route.
Where's the start line?
It's just south of 15th and Galveston, on Riverside Drive, near the Townie registration table. All Townie riders will stage themselves facing north on Riverside behind the start banner with Tough Kids and their families in a group at the front.
There is ample parking all around the area between 15th and 18th, Boulder and Cheyenne. Park on the side streets or on some of the open parking lots.