The laws in Oklahoma governing bicycling on public roads aren’t perfectly clear. But we have laws and you should be informed. Malcolm McCollam is a Tulsa attorney, Event Director of Tulsa Tough, and an avid cyclist for over 25 years. He has represented a large number of bicyclists in legal cases involving their use of
Tulsa Development Online 2.0 must begin with a solid, well conceived information architecture road map. Information Architecture is a distinct discipline of designing and organizing an information space to facilitate task completion and intuitive access to content. It is the combination of organization, labeling, and navigation schemes within an
The task force appointed by Mayor Taylor to study and make recommendations on planning and development processes had it’s first meeting March 11, 2009. It was an open meeting, although not very well publicized. I read about it in the Tulsa World and decided I’d go. Good Stuff, l-o-n-g overdue. As I sat there listening
In 2002 I got an idea that came out of a passion for helping people understand the maze of land use regulations in Tulsa. Our systems and processes are confusing and the available resources are not as accessible as they should be.
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
One of the big differences between non-competitive and competitive cycling events is in how you get the word out and attract participants. An event like Tulsa Tough has to bring in all kinds of riders from professional and club racers to fast, long-distance tour riders to average pedestrian riders of all sizes and abilities. The
Our goal at Tulsa Tough is to grow the rides to a sustainable level. Sustainable means participant numbers we can sustain over the long haul by creating touring rides people want to come back to and recommend. It also means growing ride participation to numbers that give us a strong income base to sustain the
I’ve always been better at doing it myself than delegating and managing. I guess that’s how I was taught. Not because that was the intentional lesson but that’s how my parents did it and theirs before them. But the Tulsa Tough Rides are way too big for that. It has to be a team effort.
SAG stands for Support And Gear. It usually refers to one of the cars that follows riders with emergency first aid, tools, food, water, and ice. It can also mean the truck that carries your bicycle while you ride the bus or the vehicle that carries your luggage from campsite to campsite on multi-day tours.
I put this on the DAM J.A.M. website about 2001. It’s still solid advice. There’s really no excuse for poorly marked routes on bicycle events. All you really have to do is imagine what people are experiencing as they approach decision points on a bike ride and then do what it takes to remove the