See ART BIKE Tulsa 2012 at Mayfest

May 16, 2012 in Bicycling

Riding for Brighter Days

"Riding for Brighter Days" by Jan McKay on display at ART BIKE Tulsa 2012 during Mayfest. (photo: Lassiter)

TULSA – The National MS Society is presenting ART BIKE Tulsa 2012, an installation of colorful, uniquely-designed bicycles transformed by some of Tulsa’s leading artists and high school students to bring awareness to Multiple Sclerosis.

The art bike installation has been on display in the lobby of the Williams Center Towers at One West Third Street since May 9 and will continue to be on display at that location through Mayfest. The exhibit will then move to Tulsa International Airport where it will be on display through September 14 leading up to the Bike MS: The Mother Road Ride, a two-day ride from Tulsa to Oklahoma City along Route 66.

Neon Okie

"Neon Okie" by Kate Johnson on display at ART BIKE Tulsa 2012. (photo: Lassiter)

Dinner & Bikes Tour Rolls into Tulsa on Route 66 Friday

April 12, 2012 in Bicycling

Dinner and Bikes

Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Joshua Ploeg bring their Dinner & Bikes tour to Tulsa April 13. (photo: Gary Kavanagh)

TULSA – Elly Blue and her crew are bringing their Dinner & Bikes Tour to Tulsa Friday in conjunction with Tulsa Young Professionals’ Street Cred event on Route 66.

The goal of Dinner & Bikes, according to Blue, is to bring people together to eat delicious food and get excited about bicycle transportation.

The show involves bicycle inspiration, a vegan chef, and a traveling bookstore.

While you’re chowing down on food cooked up by Chef Joshua Ploeg, Blue will talk about the bicycling economy, with pictures, interspersed with Joe Biel’s short films about Portland’s bicycle culture, followed by Q & A.

If you’re excited about the possibilities for improving bicycle transportation in Tulsa, this event is definitely for you.

The show starts at 7:30pm on April 13 in the Buffalo Lounge (4067 Southwest Boulevard)¬†at Street Cred, across the street from Ollie’s Station Restaurant. Tickets are $10 at the door. You can reserve your ticket in advance here. The event will happen rain or shine. The Buffalo Lounge will move to 4249 Southwest Boulevard in the event of inclement weather.