There are two opportunities for cycling/camping weekends in October. The first is Fall Fling, Oct 8 & 9 at Okmulgee State Park. See details here.
Next comes Tour de Trees at Lake Eufaula State Park, Oct 22 & 23. Details for this ride can be found here.
All OBS cycling/camping weekends are free, but each participant is responsible for his/her camping fee and food.
Looking for volunteers to help with registration for this year’s Streak. I need 8 volunteers to help with pre-registration and packet pick up on Saturday September 10. Time slots are from 10am-12pm and 12pm – 2pm. Four volunteers needed for each time slot.
Also need 8 volunteers to help with registration on the morning of the event, Sunday, September 11 from 6am – 7:15am. You can still ride the Streak after volunteering at registration.
Please let me know if you are interested in helping out. Contact Alice at email@example.com or text me at 405-990-3185.
OBS ordered a few extra jerseys when we placed our order this spring. You may purchase one of these fully custom jerseys for only $50 (same quality as $80-$90 jerseys in bike shops). If you would like to have the jersey mailed to you, add $4 for that.
Men: Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large
Women: Medium, Large, X-Large
These jerseys are cut on European patterns, so they are about a full size smaller than American patterns. If you are not sure of your size, email John Wente at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you a sizing chart that will pretty much guarantee you get the right size IF you already have any cycling jersey or t-shirt that fits you well and know how to use a ruler or tape measure 😉
To order send an email to John Wente at email@example.com (preferred) or call 405-354-2301 (leave voice mail if no answer) and he will give you further instructions.
Someone pointed out that the post about the weather for May Getaway did not mention the date. It’s this weekend, May 20-22. Since the weather forecast was the third post about May Getaway, I assumed everyone knew it was this weekend. Bad assumption.
May Getaway is this weekend at Kaw Lake near Ponca City. Here’s the Accuweather.com forecast for the weekend:
Fri – Hi 74, Low 55, partly cloudy, light SE wind (less than 10 mph), chance of t-storm 4-8%
Sat – Hi 78, Low 62, partly cloudy, light SE wind (less than 10 mph), chance of t-storm 21-23%
Sun – Hi 81, Low 63, partly cloudy, SE wind 13-18 mph, chance of t-storm 24%
So, looks like a good weekend for cycling and camping. We have Group Camp #3 at Osage Cove both Friday and Saturday nights. Hope to see you there. Check the details of the ride at http://oklahomabicyclesociety.com/may-getaway-2/
May Getaway will be at Osage Cove camping area at Kaw Lake near Ponca City. Tent campers will stay in group camp #3. There are plenty of RV sites nearby. OBS is picking up the tab for the group camp, so tent campers will not have to pay a fee! 🙂 For more details, map to the campgrounds and maps of the routes, go to this link: http://oklahomabicyclesociety.com/may-getaway-2/
We need more casual pace riders at the Wednesday night Lake Overholser ride. We leave Route 66 Park (west side of the lake at NW 23rd Street) at 6:00. The ride goes around the north side of Lake O and then down the new West River Trail. The total distance is about 23 miles, but since we go down the trail, there is always the option to turn around at any point. The “Socialite” group is advertised as averaging 12-14 mph, but if you can manage 11 mph you are welcome to join us. This is a NO-DROP ride (meaning no one is left behind). The success of the Edmond casual pace ride indicates that there are riders out there who want to ride at this pace. If you are one of them, come give it a try. We’d love to have you join us!
Ride Leader: John Wente 354-2301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride meets at Rt. 66 Park on the west side of the lake at NW 23rd Street. There are groups at speeds ranging from 19+ mph down to 12-13. If you are new to the ride, ask someone about the groups to be sure you join the one best suited for you.
Rides leave PROMPTLY at 6:00 pm (we don’t wait for stragglers). Rides leave in order of speed, fastest first.
The annual OBS Spring Fling Thing cycling/camping weekend will be held April 30 thru March 1 at Lake Arbuckle (near Sulphur, OK). For those who want to camp, we will be staying at Buckhorn Landing. To get there take I-35 south to the Davis-Sulphur exit (Hwy 7) and go east to Sulphur. You will go to the east side of Sulphur and turn right on Hwy 177 (it will appear that you are entering the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and you are). Go about 5 miles and there will be a sign indicating Buckhorn Landing. Turn right and follow the signs to the campsite.
For those who don’t like to camp, there are several motels in Sulphur and Davis. Of course there is no requirement to stay overnight. You may choose to ride on Saturday or Sunday only.
The Saturday ride will begin at 9:00 AM. The Saturday route is about 47 miles with shorter options available. Maps will be provided at the event.
As at all OBS weekend cycling/camping outings, Saturday evening will feature the World Famous OBS Pot Luck Dinner. Be sure to bring something to share with the group and don’t forget to bring your own plates, bowls, knife, fork, spoon and something to serve your delectable delight.
Sunday morning we will depart camp at about 8:00 AM (unless announced otherwise Saturday evening) and ride to a restaurant in Sulphur for breakfast. The round-trip distance is about 20 miles.
The area around Lake Arbuckle is very scenic. There are hilly areas interspersed with relatively flat stretches, and it’s all beautiful. If you haven’t cycled there before, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
Gary Cannon has led this ride for many years (thanks, Gary). He always promises we will have “typical Oklahoma spring weather” and he has never failed to deliver on that promise. 😉 For more information, you may contact Gary at (405) 354-8412 or email@example.com.