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Old 06-21-22, 12:10 PM
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MTB in Tulsa?

I checked the regional forums and they are so sparsely used I can't even tell if OK belongs in Mountains/Plains or Southeast; so I decided to post in Foo instead.

I'm going to be in Tulsa for business next week, staying at the Residence Inn downtown. I would love to connect with somebody from BF to borrow a MTB and try out some local trails, so if anybody is up for that, drop a post or send me a PM.

I'm 6", about 250, I'd be fine with any L or probably even XL or M frame (if the seatpost has enough range). Not fussed about hardtail/full/rigid or steel/alu/carbon or 3x7 Alivio/1x12 SRAM Eagle or Disc/V-brakes (I might consider drawing a line at cantis, but hey beggars can't be choosers).

What kind of trails are good around Tulsa? As a SoCal rider, I crave forests.
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Old 06-21-22, 12:21 PM
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Or maybe it would be easier to just bring my golf discs and play a few rounds, looks like there's a whole bunch of courses in town

https://www.tulsadiscsportsassociation.com/courses
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Some MTB riders go here that live in Tulsa.

https://www.riverparks.org/experience/turkey-mountain
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That looks pretty cool, and probably about my speed -- following the river so not too much climbing. Google maps tells me it's about a mile and a half from south to north, so making it a roundtrip and accounting for some windies, maybe 4mi? Could take 2 laps
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I'd have to check out the new Bob Dylan Center.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
That looks pretty cool, and probably about my speed -- following the river so not too much climbing. Google maps tells me it's about a mile and a half from south to north, so making it a roundtrip and accounting for some windies, maybe 4mi? Could take 2 laps
The Turkey Mountain portion may be short (I don't mountain bike so I've not tried it). But the Tulsa River Parks overall goes a good way and for the most part pedestrians and cyclists coexist quite well on it. If you don't find a forum member with a loaner, Spokehouse rents hybrids and is close to a River Parks trailhead. Phat Tire also has a shop in South Tulsa but I don't know if they rent bikes or what they have and it too is right off of Riverside.
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The Turkey Mountain portion may be short (I don't mountain bike so I've not tried it). But the Tulsa River Parks overall goes a good way and for the most part pedestrians and cyclists coexist quite well on it. If you don't find a forum member with a loaner, Spokehouse rents hybrids and is close to a River Parks trailhead. Phat Tire also has a shop in South Tulsa but I don't know if they rent bikes or what they have and it too is right off of Riverside.
Cool, thx! Phat Tire in Fayetteville was where I rented on a recent trip to AR. Kinda pricey I thought, esp since the bike had to be back by shop closing. Would have been able to get much better use around work schedule with an overnight rental; a sunset ride and a dawn ride.
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Most of the trails on https://www.hikingproject.com/directory/8009822/tulsa are multipurpose.

Mountain bike specific descriptions on https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8009822/tulsa
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Claremore - which is essentially a Tulsa suburb - has a well regarded trail system i have heard ---

i cant attest personally as i have not ridden there
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thx but too late. I did email Phat Tire downtown, they said they only rent ebikes and pointed me towards South Tulsa (which is also what Chuck M said), but at this point I can't be bothered. I bought two new drivers at basketcasedg.com and will be spending all my spare time golfing
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I bought two new drivers and will be spending all my spare time golfing
Sweet. You can make one driver wait in your Benz while your other one takes the wheel of your golf cart. Crack the windows though, or leave him the keys. Supposed to be scorching.
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You two poozys need to watch this video
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Not sure how that video helps, but that's a Saab 9-5; I used to have a 9-3
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Sweet. You can make one driver wait in your Benz while your other one takes the wheel of your golf cart. Crack the windows though, or leave him the keys. Supposed to be scorching.
Silly surfer, you haven't been able to buy people in the US since the civil war!
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Silly surfer, you haven't been able to buy people in the US since the civil war!
My bad. I assumed Oklahoma was different.
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