Wichita Mountain Tour

The city of Lawton and Fort Sill Military Reservation have such a symbiotic relationship that they must be considered as one in the same. The main cycling area is to the north where one finds such interesting sights as the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott and the historic resort town of Medicine Park. There is a shortcut through the Fort Sill artillery range and one can find out if it is open or not by asking at any of the gates leading into the fort. The famous ‘Twelve Miles of Hell” mountain bike race is held each year at Fort Sill. A bicycle tour through the wildlife area is an interesting experience, but one should be aware that while the elk and buffalo may appear to be gentle, they are wild animals and should be treated as such. Always let them have the right of way. If you care to test your climbing skills, the view from the top of Mount Scott is almost as breathtaking as the trip back down. Do be aware that the posted speed limits are strictly enforced, even for cyclists. No tour of this area is complete until you have visited Meers. Once a booming mining town, all that remains is an old post office which now houses the Meers Store, home of the famous Meers Burger. This tour covers over 90 miles but includes smaller loops of 45 miles and less.