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Tulsa Tough Ride & Race
Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Ride & Race 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.
Make your way to Tulsa Tough for an action-packed weekend. Whether participating in the races, rides or simply cheering from the sidelines, Saint Francis Tulsa Tough has something for everyone. Attracting huge crowds and featuring phenomenal courses, Tulsa Tough is the place to be this June. The races begin Friday evening with a Men's Cat 3, Women’s Pro 1/2, Men’s 1/2, and Men's Pro 1 under the lights of downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome Entertainment District. A spectator must-see, the races are fast and weave through crowded streets lined with bars and restaurants.
Saturday’s races offer something for all skill levels and run through the heart of the historic Brady Arts District. Saturday is designed for the whole family with races, a Gran Fondo rides of 40, 70 and a monster 110 mile, and more. Sunday's events include the Tulsa Townie Ride for the whole family, Gran Fondo rides of 40, 66 and 108 miles and the grueling Riverview Criterium races, known to test even the most experienced racers. Running along the scenic Arkansas River and home of "Cry Baby Hill," this Sunday race distinguishes Tulsa Tough from other races. The winners of the team and individual omnium competition will be crowned after Sunday’s races. Pre-registration is required for all races and rides.
Sunday also includes the Tulsa Tough Kid's Zone on Riverside Drive. The enclosed area will have inflatables, age appropriate toys and plenty of kid friendly activities. It is aimed at children ages two to eleven, and parents are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Come to Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Ride & Race for spectacular bike races and enjoy a giant street festival held for three days straight. This year's event is an experience you won't want to miss, so bring the family and enjoy this top-notch Oklahoma event.