Spring is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to spend more time outside and take advantage of everything Tulsa has to offer — especially biking. Tulsa has a great bike scene and is even home to a nationally renowned three-day cycling event every summer: Tulsa Tough.
One of the several reasons why biking is one of our favorite outdoor activities is that, regardless of whether or not you have a bike, cycling around the city is accessible to everyone. In fact, there are more than 80 miles of cycling and pedestrian trails that make up the Tulsa Area Trail System! These trails avoid high traffic areas and are even suitable for young bikers.
Hit the trails solo or share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at apartments for rent Tulsa to get a group of pals to bike with.
Free Bike Rentals
The Warren Medical Research Foundation is making it easier than ever to hit the trails and has donated 75 bikes to use for FREE. Bikes can be picked up and dropped off at any of the three sites below. These spots are easily accessible from the 71 Apartments, and you can jump right onto the river trail for a scenic ride.
- 21st & Riverside
- 41st & Riverside
- 96th & Riverside
Pro Tip: If you have friends or family in town, these bikes are also a great way to sightsee around Tulsa.
Tulsa Cycling Community
With a booming cycling scene, there are lots of great resources around Tulsa to help you get into biking. Between recreational and competitive cycling, there’s something for everyone.
Check out The University of Tulsa’s list of weekday rides to see what local cycling clubs are hosting. Participating in these larger group rides will help you learn the rules of the road and become more comfortable biking. Plus, you’ll meet a whole new group of people with shared interests in the apartments for rent Tulsa community.
You can also take advantage of tools like MapMyRide and Strava to find popular and safe bike routes. Using mobile apps, you can follow routes via GPS, track your mileage, and see how fast you rode.
Just steps from your door is a Tulsa favorite for biking: Turkey Mountain. Featuring 25 miles of well-marked trails with four different levels of difficulty, this is the perfect spot for beginner and advanced cyclists alike.
It’s close to the 71 Apartments, so after you’ve enjoyed an afternoon on the trails, you can easily come back and relax with an evening by our pool.
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