Located in the middle of a quadrangle formed by the towns of Shawnee, Seminole, Norman and Oklahoma City, with their dozen or more bicycling clubs, this is one of the more popular areas in the state for cyclists. The area is tied together from east to west by SH 9 with its wide shoulders and gently rolling hills. The roads around lakes Thunderbird and Stanley Draper, which range from relatively flat to places with rather challenging hills, are favorite training routes for more serious riders. Farther east are miles of lightly-traveled roads through small towns and rural countryside. During spring and summer, hundreds of cyclists take advantage of the long hours of daylight on weekday evenings as they hit these roads for both recreational and training riding. The four campgrounds around Lake Thunderbird are favorite destinations for weekend bicycle campers, while those seeking less rustic accommodations set their sights on bed and breakfasts or hotels in the larger towns.