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Everything you need to know about this year's Tulsa Tough

Posted at 9:02 AM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2022-06-10 18:17:52-04

TULSA, Okla. — Attention all cyclers! Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is officially happening this weekend from June 10 through June 13.

Various roads will be closed for the event in downtown Tulsa throughout the weekend. CLICK here to see which ones.

According to the official website for Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, the event is hailed as "a unique three-day cycling festival experience for racers, riders, and spectators, all centered in beautiful downtown Tulsa and along the banks of the Arkansas River."

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The website continues to say that the major cycling event delivers the full cycling experience for everyone, whether they are training toddlers to elite racers.

Last week, the Tulsa community was hit with an unimaginable tragedy. On June 1, a deadly shooting happened at the Natalie Building, a part of the Medical Park Campus at Saint Francis in south Tulsa, which left five people dead, including the gunman.

It was announced days later by officials on Facebook that Saint Francis Tulsa Tough would continue as scheduled this year, writing:

In consideration of the last few days and the unspeakable tragedy at Saint Francis Health System, we talked about how to proceed with this year’s event...if we even should. We also know that Tulsa needs community now more than ever. Please read our thoughts from the words of Executive Director Malcolm McCollam on our blog.

We hope you will be a part of this community, either as a spectator, rider or volunteer. There is still time to sign up for Fondos. Online registration closes Sunday and in-person registration runs through Friday.

This isn't the first time Saint Francis Tulsa Tough considered whether to cancel or not. In 2020, the event had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down large gatherings and events for safety.

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To sign up for this year's major cycling event or to learn more, go to Tulsa Tough's official website.

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