Organizers Reveal 2013 Oklahoma FreeWheel Route - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Organizers Reveal 2013 Oklahoma FreeWheel Route

Posted: Updated:
Oklahoma City Thunder fans enjoy the Oklahoma FreeWheel stop in Tryon in 2012. Oklahoma City Thunder fans enjoy the Oklahoma FreeWheel stop in Tryon in 2012.
The 2013 Oklahoma FreeWheel route was announced this weekend. The 2013 Oklahoma FreeWheel route was announced this weekend.

Organizers have announced the 2013 Oklahoma FreeWheel route. The 35th anniversary of the annual ride across Oklahoma will begin in Idabel and end in Joplin, Mo.

Towns on the road map include Antlers, Talihina, Warner, Tahlequah, Pryor and Miami. Cyclists can sign up for half the week or the entire FreeWheel experience of about 500 miles in seven days, June 9 - 15.

Tulsa-area cyclist Doug Thompson started riding six months ago and wants to "take it to the next level" with FreeWheel.

"I've always heard about FreeWheel, so we thought we'd give it a try this year," he said.

Thompson is most looking forward to cycling through scenic Oklahoma and getting to see some of the smaller towns from a two-wheeled perspective.

See the 2013 FreeWheel route

Communities along the way open their arms to bicyclists who range in age from the very young to the more experienced. Meals and showers are provided for those who choose to camp. Trailers haul camping gear from one stop to the next. 

Rides will  begin this spring to help riders work up to the 30-100 mile daily distances. Check with Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Bartlesville bicycling clubs for times and locations.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Retired Oklahoma Paramedic Scammed By Predatory Lender

    Retired Oklahoma Paramedic Scammed By Predatory Lender

    Brian Martin says he received an unsolicited call from a South Carolina phone number last Friday. Martin says that call came two days after he scanned the internet for a $300 to $400 loan.Brian Martin says he received an unsolicited call from a South Carolina phone number last Friday. Martin says that call came two days after he scanned the internet for a $300 to $400 loan.
    A retired Lincoln County Paramedic looking for extra cash says he got scammed by a predatory lender.More >>
    A retired Lincoln County Paramedic looking for extra cash says he got scammed by a predatory lender.More >>
  • Police To Allow Media To View Mixon Security Video

    Police To Allow Media To View Mixon Security Video

    Norman Police refuse to provide copies of the video that allegedly shows an altercation between OU running back Joe Mixon, and OU Junior Amelia Molitor from late July. Norman Police refuse to provide copies of the video that allegedly shows an altercation between OU running back Joe Mixon, and OU Junior Amelia Molitor from late July.
    The media received an open invitation by Norman Police to view that alleged assault video of OU running back Joe Mixon. But, it was made clear no cameras or any other recording devices are allowed. So that means the public won't be allowed to see it yet, and a media law expert calls that an absurd twisting of the Open Records Law.More >>
    The media received an open invitation by Norman Police to view that alleged assault video of OU running back Joe Mixon. But, it was made clear no cameras or any other recording devices are allowed. So that means the public won't be allowed to see it yet, and a media law expert calls that an absurd twisting of the Open Records Law.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.