If you are in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area and looking for a fun off-road racing event, the OK Hellway race features three unique events on a dirt track that include a dirt criterium and an eliminator race. Read about his unique #crossiscoming season day of racing from the race organizers.
This Sunday, August 6 Pentabike and Team Pentabike Cycling will be hosting OK Hellway, a unique multi-event cycling race at the Fair Meadows Horse Racing Track in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The spectator-friendly event is billed as a mixture of cyclocross, roller derby and track racing.
The OK Hellway event consists of three different races that are unique in the realm of off-road racing:
- A ten-lap dirt criterium around the 0.5-mile dirt track
- A four-lap, two-person team race for points that will crown a team and individual champion
- “Devil Take the Hindmost”
The Devil Take the Hindmost race will begin with 30 riders on the dirt track. It is a “Miss ‘N Out” style race where the last rider in each lap is pulled from the race. When five riders are left and “One to Go” is called, the first rider over the line wins the race.
The event is designed for riders of all abilities, with categories ranging from Beginner to Pro, and women will have their own category but are welcome to race any of the Open categories.
All types of bikes are welcome—cyclocross, mountain bike, fat bike, BMX. Run what you bring. [Ed. note: Looking at the track surface, you may want to bring more than one bike to see which works best]
Racing at the Fair Meadows Horse Racing Track begins at 10am and is scheduled to run until 6pm. The full schedule for the day’s races is available here.
Online registration is currently closed, but racers are able to register on site. Entry fees are an affordable $20 for the dirt criterium, $10 per person for the team races and $10 for the Devil Take the Hindmost. Junior races are free and admission for bike racing fans is free as well.