We have some new information regarding the Bike the City ride, announced for May 19th and written about yesterday. The Dallas Observer has written a rather detailed story stating that the cancellation of this ride in Dallas has been announced and that focus has been put into organizing a ride in Oklahoma City though it doesn’t appear that they have handled the cancellation well, especially with city officials. Additionally they don’t seem to have been candid about exactly what permissions had been granted. It doesn’t appear that at any point the ride was a viable plan.
Additionally, we have heard from someone at Oklahoma City who has confirmed that the ride organizer has been in contact with the city regarding acquiring permits to hold a ride on May 19th. However, at this time, no permits have been issued for the ride. If permits do end up being issued, we will let you know.
Given all that we currently know about this organization and ride, we continue to recommend not registering for this event.