Annual Down on Main Street cycling event set
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Sunday, October 28, 2012
10/28/12 at 5:49 AM
Redfork Main Street, a nonprofit organization seeking to promote commercial revitalization and historic redevelopment along the Southwest Boulevard corridor in west Tulsa, will host the fourth annual Down on Main Street on Saturday.
The cycling event offers three activities throughout the day - a kids' bike rodeo, community ride and a 66-mile ride on Route 66.
Dianne Bileck, executive director of Redfork Main Street, said the event aims to raise money for the organization's projects and to bring people to the area.
The 66 on 66 Bike Tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Route 66 Village and Red Fork Derrick - on Southwest Boulevard across from Webster High School, 3700 Southwest Blvd. - and travel west through Sapulpa to Bristow and back.
The Route 66 Kid's Bike Rodeo will begin at 10 a.m. at Webster's Marshall Milton Stadium and will feature bicycle checks, safety instruction and skill drills for children. Then, at noon, a 3.5-mile community ride for children and their families will travel out-and-back on Southwest Boulevard east from Webster to the OSU Center for Health Sciences.
Registration for the 66-mile bike tour is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the ride. To register in advance, visit tulsaworld.com/redfork or call 918-445-4457. On-site registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. Rest stops will be stationed in Sapulpa and Bristow.
The bike rodeo and community ride are free. Bike helmets are required for all riders.
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Riders participate in last year's Down on Main Street event. Courtesy