Oklahoma Historical Tour

A cyclist can begin or end this tour in the charming, historical town of Guthrie, the first capital of Oklahoma and the largest single area designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Guthrie, where almost all of the original 19th century buildings have been restored, is filled with antique shops, museums and bed and breakfast inns. Make plans to stop off at Lake Carl Blackwell on the way to Stillwater, home of Oklahoma State University and home of the famous “jumpin little juke joint,” Eskimo Joe’s. Make sure to stop in for Joe’s famous chili cheese fries and an even more famous tee-shirt. Stillwater also has the most extensive system of bike routes of any town in the state. Nearby Perry offers the Cherokee Strip Museum, and east on SH 64 one will find the Pawnee Bill Museum. This tour offers loops from 30 to 100 miles. There is plenty to see in nearby Oklahoma City too.