May 19 - 20
This two day event begins Friday at the Martin Luther King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St. in Muskogee. Topics covering bicycling with disabilities and as a rehabilitation tool, communities taking action to improve health and well being of their citizens is a full day capped off with a bike-in to OMHOF for hors d’oeuvre and beverages.
Saturday activities shift to Tahlequah at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Headquarters, where we will be greeted by members of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council. Previous Trail of Tears Ride participants will join cyclists on a choice of two routes that showcase Tahlequah’s Cherokee history and the Trail of Tears.
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“When you attend the Oklahoma Bike Summit, you’ll receive the seeds for a better Oklahoma. It is up to all of us to make them grow.”
-Pete Kramer, Head Wrangler, 2015 Ok Bicycle Summit
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The Oklahoma Bike Summit, Inc. shall 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.
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Oklahoma Bike Summit 2017
This year's Oklahoma Bike Summit focuses on attaining physical and mental well-being through bicycling. It will address bicycling for individuals with disabilities, as spiritual and emotional healing process, and to improve the health of a whole community.
A benefit for attendees is the opportunity to earn continuing education credit for Certification Maintenance and Processional Licensure.
To date, three bicycle summits have been held in Oklahoma each with slightly different themes and participants. In 2011 the Summit was focused on engineering and planning for safer bicycling in communities as well as the economic benefits of bicycling. The 2013 Summit continued on these themes and also included behavioral research into making cycling safer. In 2015 the focus shifted to advocacy in small communities using best practices in achieving goals.
The 2017 Ok Bike Summit will take place May 19-20, 2017 in Muskogee and Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Both areas have active bicycling communities. Muskogee has hosted the annual Flower Power Bike Ride along the Arkansas River and through the Ozark Foothills since 1991. Tahlequah is the terminus of the historic Trail of Tears, commemorating the tragedy of the removal of Native Americans from their homes and lands in the southeastern United States. Each June Tahlequah sends a group of bicyclists to Georgia where they participate in a 1,000 mile ride along the Trail ending in Tahlequah.
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