Urban Tulsa Bicycling Cover Story

Bicycling spotlighted on May 30, 2012 Urban Tulsa Cover. (Source: Urban Tulsa)

TULSA – In this week’s Urban Tulsa cover story, Matt Nelson provides an overview of Tulsa’s burgeoning bicycle culture.

Nelson points out that, for a city of its size, Tulsa has a treasure trove of bicycling amenities — think RiverParks, Turkey Mountain, Tulsa Tough, Tulsa Bicycle Club, Wednesday Night Rides — accompanied by a diverse community of bicyclists:

Over the past few years there has been a rising trend in the so-called “hipster” cycling community that values a simple, no technology approach to cycling because they believe cycling is just the right thing to do. Ask someone on their technologically advanced carbon-fiber bike wearing their team-sponsored cycling jersey and they’ll tell you it’s about the competition and fitness. Ask someone on their cruiser headed down Riverside, and cycling is an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy time with friends or family. So who are the real cyclists? The answer is YES!

The cover story hits newsstands today. Pick up your free copy this week or read it here.

  1. Paul Johnson says:

    Hipsters bike because it’s the trendy thing to do. Utilitarians pick out a practical bike (something comfortable that isn’t impossible to stop or climb hills on, has fenders, lights and a rack or cargo bucket) because it’s the right thing to do.

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