Urban Tulsa Cover Story Highlights Bicycling

May 30, 2012 in Bicycling

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.

Tulsa: It’s a Bike Town

February 1, 2012 in Bicycling, Featured

Tulsa: It’s A Bike Town from Cassidy Cagle on Vimeo.

TULSA – RiverParks, Turkey Mountain, the Pedestrian Bridge… they all make appearances in a video called “Tulsa: It’s a Bike Town”. @TulsaRiverParks tweeted a link to the video by Freeride Oklahoma that is the first of a project displaying the uniting factors of why we ride bikes.

Check it out.

East and West in Tulsa by Bicycle

November 23, 2011 in Bicycling

TULSA – The multi-use paths of Tulsa’s RiverParks, among the top 30 public spaces in the U.S., can be a comfortable and relaxing way to ride a bike for transportation for north and south trips. However, similar options don’t exist for east and west travel through the core of the city.

Bicycle Boulevards, also called Neighborhood Greenways, could be the way to bring east and west bicycle facilities to the streets of Tulsa.

The following video explains the Bicycle Boulevard concept and shows how the on-street greenways encourage bicycling in an environment where cars are not prioritized.

Podcast: New York Bike Share

November 14, 2011 in Bicycling

NEW YORK CITY – Tulsa has the Tulsa Townies, a great option for fun on the RiverParks┬átrail system. But a real bike share system isn’t just aimed at recreational use in parks; true bike share is an integral part of the transportation system.

Boulder Bike Share

Boulder B-Cycle is Boulder, Colorado's bike share system. (photo: Lassiter)

If the bike share system has an adequate number of bikes and stations placed strategically throughout the city, it makes for an easy way to get around. Bike share can encourage more people to choose the bike instead of the car for short trips.

Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, and Chicago are among some of the larger metropolitan areas that have launched bike share systems in recent years.

And now New York City is jumping into the mix. NPR’s All Things Considered has a segment on New York City’s bike share program that is slated to start next year.

Listen to the story here.