'Tulsa Tough' Rides Through Downtown Tulsa

Friday, June 4th 2010, 4:26 pm
By: News On 6


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.

6/3/2010 Related Story: Thousands Expected To Pack Downtown Tulsa For 'Tulsa Tough' Race Friday

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.

See Friday's Race Route

See Saturday's Race Route

See Sunday's Race Route