About one and a quarter miles of N. 41st W. Ave. is under construction, along with the new road being built out to the Botanical Garden. That will be a great thing for the community in that area but it plays havoc with Tulsa Tough’s Saturday Ride finish.
41st W. Ave. was always kind of rough but the worst patch was only about a half mile, and it was the best way back into town, so we lived with it. The new road will make an awesome finish to an epic ride. But it won’t be ready for 2009.
So I got on my scooter this beautiful Sunday afternoon and scouted it out. I looked at several options but the choices are limited. We could finish the way we started but that’s taking the easy way out and besides, the Sunday rides finish along the Saturday start so we’d be riding the same roads three times. Other routes are just too rough or too contrived.
So, I think the best option is what’s shown in green on this map.
Let me know if you have suggestions.