TULSA, OK -- The fifth annual Tulsa Tough competition kicks off Friday night in downtown Tulsa.
The first race began at 6:20 p.m. at 2nd and Elgin. And for the first time, Cox will even televise Friday night's men's professional race. It will be tape-delayed and shown after the Minnesota Lynz vs. Tulsa Shock WNBA game.
People from 35 states and five countries will pedal their way through what organizers call one of the top three cycling events in the country. And, there's big money up for grabs, $100,000 over the next three days.
With Saturday's temperature reaching near triple digits, Tulsa Tough has set up a rider's help line to help cyclists stay cool. That number is 918-260-9607. Organizers are encouraging riders to program the number in their phones or carry it with them in case of emergency. Organizers also say all rest stops will be fully supplied with ice and cold water.