Sunday Guide - June 11, 2023
AAON GRAN FONDO
Taking off at 7:30 a.m. from 15th and Riverside, cyclists ride through Gilcrease Hills and Skiatook Lake on two different routes: Piccolo (32 miles) and the Medio (68 miles).
McELROY RIVER PARKS CRITERIUM
Home to world-renowned Cry Baby Hill, racers will take on this grueling oval course running along the scenic Arkansas River (course map here). The start and finish line are at 15th and Riverside. For a wild spectator environment, watch the race from the adults-only Cry Baby Hill. For a calmer, more family-friendly spectator environment, watch from along the Arkansas River as the racers sprint by.
River Parks Festival opens at 8 a.m. along the Arkansas River
First race starts at 8 a.m. and the last race starts at 4:35 p.m.
The Cry Baby Hill Stage presented by Vast Bank is back! Head to the Route 66 parking lot at 13th & Lawton. Live music and DJs starting at 11:30 a.m.
Kids’ Races start at 1:10 p.m. at Houston & Riverside – Participation is free! Registration required on-site. Participants must have a bike and bike helmet. Training wheels, trikes and big wheels are allowed. Ages 9 and under.
A highlight of Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is Sunday's free Townie Ride presented by Williams. With the recent tragedy at Saint Francis, this year's Townie will take on new significance. Please come as a way to bring the community together and wear PINK in honor of the Saint Francis victims, survivors and families.
The 5.8 mile ride kicks at Galveston and Riverside at 2:15 p.m. Bring a bike, helmet, water and a signed waiver form (find on the link below). Open to all ages and all bike types.
BEST OPTION: Ride your bike! Or - Park at the TCC parking lot downtown and catch our trolly, which will drop you off at Southwest Blvd. and Riverside. You can also use Lyft or Uber and have your driver drop you off at Southwest Blvd. and 7th St. Limited neighborhood parking is available, but goes fast and early!
PACK LIGHT ON CRY BABY HILL
While the items below are fine along the Riverside festival, please do NOT bring them on Cry Baby Hill:
No coolers (wearable coolers are ok)
When does crit racing begin on Sunday? 8 a.m.
When does crit racing end on Sunday? 5:50 p.m.
When does the Sunday AAON Gran Fondo start? Staging begins at 7:00 a.m. The mass start begins at 7:30 a.m.
When does the Sunday AAON Gran Fondo course close? 2 p.m.
When does the Sunday Williams Townie Ride start? The mass start begins at 2:15 p.m.
Where do I park for Saturday criteriums? Park in the surface lots near the Brady Arts District.
Where do I park for Sunday AAON Gran Fondos? Park in the surface lots near 18th Street and Boulder Avenue. You will need to enter the start line via 18th Street. Sunday Parking Map Directions to Parking
Where do I pick up my AAON Fondo registration packet if I am unable to pick it up on Friday, June 9 or Saturday, June 10? We will have a limited window to pick up your packet at the AAON Fondo staging area between 6:00AM and 7:00AM.
Where do I park for the Sunday criteriums? Park in the surface lots near 18th Street and Boulder Avenue. You will need to enter the start line via 18th Street.
Where do I park for the Williams Townie Ride? Park in the surface lots near 18th Street and Boulder Avenue. You will need to enter the start line via 18th Street. Sunday Parking MapDirections to Parking
Which streets are on the Sunday criteriums? Riverside Drive between Galveston and Lawton Avenues, Lawton Avenue between Riverside Drive and 13th Street, 13th Street between Lawton and Galveston Avenue, Galveston Avenue between 13th Street and Riverside Drive.
Where are the AAON Gran Fondo route maps? Here!
Where does the Sunday AAON Gran Fondo start? 15th Street and Riverside Drive.
Where does the Sunday AAON Gran Fondo finish? 15th Street and Riverside Drive.
Where is the start line for Sunday Criteriums? Riverside Drive, between Houston and Indian Avenues.