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2017 OK Bike Summit
Fri, May 19, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sat, May 20, 2017, 4:00 PM CDT
The 2017 OK Bike Summit will take place May 19-20, 2017 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The OK Bike Summit will focus on wellness and healthy living, and how bicycling benefits the social fabric, economy and life in small towns and communities across Oklahoma. A bicycle tour starting at the Cherokee Nation Capital Building in Tahlequah, OK is planned along part of the newly created Trail Of Tears Historic Bike Route. The route commemorates the tragedy of the removal of Native Americans from their homes and lands in the southeast United States by forced march to the Indian Territory which became Oklahoma. Muskogee has a long tradition of bicycling as the site of the Flower Power Bike Ride along the Arkansas River and through the Ozark foothills. Started in 1991, Flower Power is one of Oklahoma’s oldest annual bicycling events.
The Mission of the OK Bike Summit: Present a biennial statewide conference promoting bicycling as a life-long activity, a viable mode of transportation, an economic benefit for the citizens of the State of Oklahoma, and an all around good thing to do.