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.

Urban Tulsa Weekly to Feature Oklahoma’s Health Crisis

January 6, 2012 in Complete Streets

Percent of Obese (BMI > 30) in U.S. Adults

TULSA – Oklahoma ranks near the top of a lot of bad lists. Our state is currently ranked 7th in the nation for adult obesity, and we rank #1 in adult obesity growth rate. That means we are the best at getting fat faster than anyone. Cue “Simply the Best! Better than all the rest!”

Urban Tulsa Weekly’s cover story next week, due out Wednesday, is expected to delve into Oklahoma’s Medical Crisis. Be on the lookout for this article, and as you read it, consider why Tulsa needs a Complete Streets policy that will enable us to get out of our cars and incorporate active transportation into our daily lives.