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Tulsa People

Beautiful ride

Since starting at Emerson Elementary in 2014, the afterschool program called Bike Club has grown to serve 15 Tulsa Public Schools.

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Tulsa World

TPS Bike Club participants rally for end-of-year celebration

Nearly 200 kids dressed in uniform yellow reflective vests and helmets trekked two miles on bikes to the University of Tulsa campus Tuesday to cap off their year with Tulsa Bike Club.

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Tulsa World

Workers carving out trail for hikers, mountain bikes in west Tulsa park

Hikers and novice mountain bikers will soon be able to explore the wooded hills and curves of a new trail at a park nestled between a neighborhood and elementary school in west Tulsa.

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Tulsa World

Scores of volunteers build bicycles for after-school Bike Club program

Building 240 bicycles before school starts in three weeks was a daunting task. But the Bike Club got the job done in 95-degree heat at a stuffy downtown warehouse in a mere eight hours on Thursday.

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Tulsa Kids

School Bike Clubs Get Kids Rolling

Emerson Elementary School sixth-grader Isaic Ford skids to a stop, the back wheel of his bike sliding out from under him. He dramatically falls to the Emerson gym floor, looks up and smiles a big, toothy grin. His bike helmet lies at a slant on his head and his glasses rest on the end of his nose. Emerson Bike Club volunteer Wendy Frankenburger extends a hand to help him up. She laughs and pats him on the back.

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Tulsa World

Young students help prove that bike lanes work along Tulsa's 11th Street

With orange cones blocking the outer lanes of East 11th Street this week to create temporary bike lanes, the Tulsa's Young Professionals group hopes to prove that permanent lanes would be a viable option along historic Route 66 and other major thoroughfares across the city.

But the lanes prove nothing by themselves. They need cyclists.

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Memphis Cyclist

Tulsa's after-school bicycle program is a big hit and a perfect model for other cities to emulate

The Tulsa Public School system in Oklahoma, along with the help of dozens of volunteers from some bike teams and bike clubs, and a handful of local area businesses, is blazing a trail with an after-school bicycle program that has been viewed, by many, as being incredibly successful in so many different and wonderful ways.

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Tulsa World

Bike clubs give elementary students a unique learning opportunity

An after-school bike club that started out as a pilot program at one elementary last year has now spread to six sites at Tulsa Public Schools.

On one afternoon last week, about 20 fifth-graders at Robertson Elementary gathered in the hall next to their lined-up bicycles, put on their helmets - labeled with their names - and set off on their first "field trip" on the bikes. It was the first time...

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The Tulsa Voice

Bike Club! - How two wheels are changing Tulsa kids

We all have seen those ubiquitous inspirational quotes on social media or waiting area walls. It usually has a tree or an ocean setting, maybe even a kitten in the background. It has some quote about overcoming or patience or patiently overcoming—any one of a thousand nebulous ideas. It sits there. It hopes to engage someone. Someone may read it. Ponder it. Then ultimately move on with...

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Tulsa People

Soul cyclists

For most generations, there are few childhood memories that conjure our collective nostalgia more vividly than that first exhilarating ride on a bicycle.

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Oklahoma Sports & Fitness

Generous Tulsans, Bicycles Help Tulsa Students

One evening during an Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Mike Wozniak shared a dream. Wozniak, a BPAC member and Soundpony Lounge co-owner, introduced his vision for a bike park near Emerson Elementary. From there Jane Ziegler, BPAC chairperson, brought Woznaik and Gary Percefull, a member of BPAC and Tulsa School Board, together.

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