Tulsa Tough Goes Off Road In October

Friday, August 31st 2018, 2:46 pm
By: Dee Duren

Tulsa Tough organizers are ready ride - off road. Beta Tough is planned for October 6-7 and will take place on the John Zink Ranch in Osage County. 

The Ranch includes 37,000 acres of private land perfect for off-road cycling, a news release states. Though the ranch is rarely open to the public, riders who sign up can choose among a gravel fondo ride, mountain bike enduro race or cyclocross event.

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  • Gravel Fondo: Saturday ride of 40, 60 or 80 miles. Beta Tough will feature gravel terrain winding through some of Osage county's most beautiful scenery in a non-competitive event.
  • Mountain Bike Enduro Race: Saturday pre-ride and Sunday competition. This race will feature timed downhill sections - with no uphills! There will be neutral "transfer" stages in between. The winner will have the lowest combined time from the downhill sections.
  • Cyclocross Race: Saturday and Sunday. Multiple laps around a short course of wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles.

A news release states entry fees will be low with overnight camping in tents and RVs.

"We hope to provide a place where cyclists can get back to their roots and experience the pure joy of riding a bicycle," McCollam said.

"We hope people come ready to have fun and share their ideas of how to keep doing new and interesting events in our region."

Registration for the ride will open soon. Follow the Tulsa Tough Facebook page for details.