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Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Race
Jun 07, 2019 to Jun 09, 2019
Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is an annual three-day cycling festival designed to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles while showcasing the beautiful city of Tulsa. Tulsa Tough offers racing events and spectator opportunities for everyone. This event features professional-level races, recreational rides, tour rides and youth activities. Festivities include unique local vendors, exhibitors and food throughout the downtown area.
On Friday, racers from around the world will compete under the lights of downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome District in the McNellie’s Group Blue Dome Criterium. Thousands of spectators will fill the streets to watch the races up close and personal. The start and finish line is on Third Street just east of Elgin Avenue. Racing begins at 6:15pm, and the evening will culminate with the Pro Men's 60-minute criterium at 8:50pm.
Saturday’s Gran Fondo takes riders southwest of downtown through Jenks, Sapulpa, Prue, Skiatook and Sand Springs. The course is divided into three different distances and designed for riders of all experience levels.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation Tulsa Arts District Criterium racing begins at 10am and will continue throughout the day. Racers take on an L-Shaped course through the heart of Tulsa’s historic Tulsa Arts District. Family-friendly activities will occur all day at Guthrie Green, including the Saint Francis Bear Clinic.
On Sunday, riders will take on the Gran Fondo at 7:30am and go across the Skiatook Dam, through Sand Springs, Prattville, and return on Avery Drive. The course is divided into two different distances and designed for riders of all skill levels. River Parks Criterium racing begins at 8am and will continue throughout the day. Home of the legendary Cry Baby Hill, the course runs along the Arkansas River and Tulsa’s River Parks.
The Townie Ride is a free, 5.8-mile ride the entire family can enjoy. This ride begins at 2:15pm. The start line is just north of Galveston Avenue and Riverside Drive. There will be family-friendly activities along Riverside throughout the day to enjoy.