Downtown OKC is filled to the brim with all things new and old – great historic buildings, shiny new skyscrapers, cool public art projects and so much more. Now you have the opportunity to get to know downtown, its hidden gems and famous finds, all from a unique perspective – a bicycle. Downtown OKC, Inc. is making it possible for you to get up close and personal with Downtown through bike tours led by resident OKC experts. Each tour is FREE and begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. Here's what's on the agenda for each tour:
- Oct. 2 – History tour – Starts at the Spokies station at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; led by Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society
- Oct. 9 – Public art tour – Starts at the Spokies station at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; led by Peter Dolese, executive director of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City
- Oct. 16 – Architecture tour – Starts at the Spokies station at Northwest 9th and Broadway; led by Anthony McDermid, founding principal at TAP Architecture
How does it work? Each tour will last about an hour and will cover 2.5 to 3 miles. All participants must be 16 or older. But once you've hit that mark, you're good to go. Just bring your bike (and a helmet – safety first, kids) and meet up with the group for a tour to remember. If you want to check out the routes, click here.