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Thousands Of Bikers Burning Rubber In Tulsa At National Roundup

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Saturday meant drag racing at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park. Saturday meant drag racing at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.
About 30,000 bikers are in town for the event. About 30,000 bikers are in town for the event.
Ms. Mary T. says motorcycling is no longer just a man's world. Ms. Mary T. says motorcycling is no longer just a man's world.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tens of thousands of bikers are in Tulsa for the National Bikers Roundup. Saturday night, they're drag racing at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park for a big cash prize.

In its 37th year, the National Bikers Roundup is in Tulsa for the first time. Thirty thousand bikers from across America, burned rubber, blowing smoke and showing off their speed.

Mark Rendeluk, also known as "Mr. Paint," is one of the motorcyclists in town for the event. His bike can go 195 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds.

"It's exhilarating. I love it. I can't get enough. I want to go faster," Rendeluk said.

"I can't even explain it. There's nothing on earth that gives me that feeling like going on the track."

Cleveland Carter doesn't race. He rode in from Georgia on his monster of a motorcycle.

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"We like to come have fun, meet old friends, make new friends. We meet a lot of nice people," Carter said.

Ms. Mary T and her group from Arkansas say the riders are as diverse as the bikes.

"Lot of females riding," said biker Ms. Mary T. "Used to be it was just a man's thing, but the females are bringing it on."

"More than motorcycles, you know? It's about friendship, camaraderie, community service," said Blade, a member of the 287 Cruisers.

And drag racing competition - that's as tough as these bikers themselves.

This also will have a big economic impact. They've been here since Wednesday: staying in hotels, eating out and visiting our museums, aquariums, you name it.

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