10 Great Spots for a Bike Ride
Now that Spring is here, we are anxious to get outside and enjoy a good bike ride. OKC has plenty of bike-friendly spots all over the city. These spots include neighborhoods, parks, districts, rivers and lakes, all of which are safe and bike friendly.
10 Great Spots For A Bike Ride
10. Edgemere Park in Edgemere Heights neighborhood – With quiet streets surrounding this expansive park, it is a perfect place to bring the entire family of all skill levels. There is a stream, a small park, and plenty of shade trees.
9. Bluff Creek Trail – This trail is for the off road fanatic who likes a little excitement in their lives! Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship says, “This is a challenging, very tight and twisty singletrack with lots of turns, trees, drop-ins, and climbs.”
8. The Neighborhood Boulevards – In Crestwood, Linwood Place, and Miller neighborhoods, there is a great connection of boulevards that go in and out of each neighborhood. Miller, 12th, 19th and Drexel make for a few miles of perfect neighborhood cycling.
7. The Oklahoma Bicycle Society Donut Ride – A tradition for many years now, the donut ride starts in Will Rogers Park at 36th & Portland and ends at Brown’s Bakery in Midtown. Might we suggest the peanut butter and chocolate cake donut?
6. Heritage Hills & Mesta Park neighborhoods – It isn’t hard to explain why this is a great place to ride. Long tree filled streets with historic homes all around. It gets harder and harder to leave these neighborhoods after spending a day riding through.
5. Spokies by Embark – If you see a Spokies station in the area, it is probably a great place for a bike ride. Deep Deuce, Automobile Alley, and Midtown are just a few of the districts that have a Spokies station. Just look for the light blue bikes.
4. Bricktown Canal Trail – This trail is for all those who enjoyed the canal tour so much, they wanted to try it on two wheels. See why so many people spend their weekends in Bricktown.
3. Lake Overholser Trails – This trail has some of the most picturesque sunset scenes. Along with the Overholser Dam, there is a natural walking bridge between the lake and the North Canadian river. This area is for the off road cyclists.
2. Bert Cooper Trails at Lake Hefner – This popular trail is home to many competitions and many regular everyday cyclists. It is definitely a trail you could spend an entire day at and never run out of things to do.
1. Oklahoma River Trails – Containing 13 miles of multiuse, asphalt trails, which are located on the north and south banks of the river. The trails are level with little change in grade. It also has the best view of the downtown skyline. There are many places to stop and relax or let the kids play.