TULSA, Okla — Volunteers cut the ribbon this weekend on a new and upgraded Tulsa Park for mountain bikers of all ages.
Organizers showed 2 News Oklahoma how a park near I-44 and 33rd West Avenue has new life as a mountain bike bark that officially opened this weekend.
Lubell Park is right behind Remington Elementary School, it's now home to one of the hottest mountain bike trails in the area.
Converting this underutilized Tulsa Park into a mountain biker's paradise has been a project in the making for the last five years for Tulsa's Bike Club.
It's a dream come true for Tulsa's Bike Club, which operates as a volunteer after-school program in just about every Tulsa Public School in the district.
Mike Wozniak with the Tulsa Bike Club said, ”there’s been some improvements, some additions, but then what we really turned this project, made it a game-changer was an $85,000 grant which was from the Sanford and Irene Burnstein Foundation."
Through this partnership, Bike Club saw this amazing land right behind Remington Elementary School and quickly saw an opportunity to build a trail net.
With a generous donation, a blessing from TPS and Tulsa Parks, Lubell Park Trails is now a reality for the entire family to enjoy.
One mountain biker, Mori Cancio, told 2 News, "I think it's amazing, it's more than cool. Young kids will be able to access with a bicycle and be able to ride their bikes. I mean the weather is nice almost the entire year around. You can ride, go to school, then hit the trail with no cars."
Lubell Park takes the Bike Club program to a new level.
”This is a great example of some public entities working together and kind of leveraging some of those resources to make Tulsa an awesome place," Wozniak said.
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