Saint Francis Tulsa Tough 2019: What you need to know

Tulsa Tough underway in Blue Dome District

TULSA, Okla. — The Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is celebrating its 14th annual festival beginning June 7.

The three-day cycling festival returns for 2019 with a new, fitting theme: Tougher Together. The usual courses for the races along the Arkansas River will be used despite the recent devasting flooding and storm damage.

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The festival once again offers events for amateurs, professionals, and non-competitive racers.

Kids races will be held at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday and at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. The Townie race is a free, 5.8-mile course for all ages.

Course Changes:

Tulsa Tough organizers originally announced changes coming to the River Parks Criterium (Cry Baby Hill) and all of the other courses.

Organizers took that back Monday and announced they would be using the original courses to run the races with the Start/Finish line on Riverside Drive.

So here’s the deal. Rain comes. So much rain. Riverside floods. Sink holes appear. River Parks gets shut down. We revise...

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They say they changed back after the River Parks Authority made repairs to ensure the safety of cyclists and spectators along the trails.

Festival Schedule:

Despite the course changes, the weekend schedule is expected to remain the same.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Registration & Packet Pick-Up for Races and Gran Fondos 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

McNellie's Group Blue Dome Criterium - Third Street & Elgin Avenue

  START TIME             RACE CATEGORIES                                       

  • 4:00 pm       -       Last Stand Qualifying

  • 6:00 pm       -       Men's CAT III

  • 6:45 pm       -       Men's CAT I/II

  • 7:40 pm .     -       Women's Pro I/II (PRT)

  • 8:35 pm       -       Men's Pro I (PRT)

IMPERIAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY BEGINNING AT 5 LAPS TO GO DURING MEN’S RACE

WOMEN’S PRO I/II AWARDS CEREMONY AT CONCLUSION OF MEN’S RACE

MEN’S PRO I AWARDS CEREMONY FOLLOWING WOMEN’S AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday, June 8, 2019    

Packet Pick-Up for Gran Fondos 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.

Gran Fondos - John Hope Franklin Boulevard & 201 N. Elgin Avenue

  • 7:00 am - Fondo Rider Staging

  • 7:30 am - Start time - ACE Peloton

  • 7:40 am - Start time - Fondo Riders (Gran, Medio, Piccolo)

  • 5:00 pm - All courses close, route support ends

George Kaiser Family Foundation Tulsa Arts District Criterium - 

Brady Street & Boston Avenue

  START TIME             RACE CATEGORIES                                       

  • 9:30 am       -      MEN’S MASTERS B (CAT III, IV)

  • 10:15 am       -      MEN’S CAT V 35+

  • 10:50 am       -      MEN’S CAT V UNDER 35

  • 11:25 pm       -      WOMEN'S CAT IV/V 

  • 12:00 pm       -      WOMEN’S CAT III

  • 12:00 pm       -      WOMEN'S MASTERS 40+ 

  • 12:45 pm         -      MEN’S CAT IV 

  • 1:30 pm         -      JUNIORS

  • 2:05 pm         -      KIDS (AGES 9 AND UNDER) 

  • 2:25 pm         -      MEN’S MASTERS A (CAT I, II, III) 

  • 3:30 pm         -      MEN'S CAT III 

  • 4:35 pm         -      MEN'S CAT I/II 

  • 5:50 pm         -      WOMEN'S PRO I/II (PRT)  

  • 6:55 pm         -      MEN'S PRO I (PRT) 

  • 8:30 pm         -      Red Bull Last Stand Womens Fixie

  • 9:15 pm         -      Red Bull Last Stand Mens Fixie

WOMEN’S PRO I/II AWARDS CEREMONY AT CONCLUSION OF MEN’S RACE

MEN’S PRO I AWARDS CEREMONY FOLLOWING WOMEN’S AWARDS CEREMONY

Sunday, June 9, 2019     

Packet Pick-Up for Gran Fondos  6:00 – 7:00 a.m.

Gran Fondo - 15th Street & Riverside Drive

  • 7:00 am - Fondo Rider Staging

  • 7:30 am - Start time - Fondo Riders (Medio, Piccolo)

  • 2:00 pm - All courses close, route support ends

River Parks Criterium - 15th Street & Riverside Drive

  START TIME     RACE CATEGORIES                                       

  • 8:00 am         -      MEN’S MASTERS B (CAT III, IV)

  • 8:35 am         -      MEN’S CAT V 35+

  • 9:10 am         -      MEN’S CAT V UNDER 35

  • 9:45 am         -      WOMEN'S CAT IV/V 

  • 10:20 am       -      WOMEN’S CAT III

  • 10:20 am       -      WOMEN'S MASTERS 40+ 

  • 11:00 am       -      MEN’S CAT IV 

  • 11:45 am       -      JUNIORS

  • 12:20 pm       -      MEN'S MASTER’S A (CAT I, II, III)  

  • 1:10 pm         -      KIDS (AGES 9 AND UNDER) 

  • 1:25 pm         -      MEN'S CAT III 

  • 2:25 pm         -      MEN'S CAT I/II 

  • 3:30 pm         -      WOMEN'S PRO I/II  

  • 4:35 pm         -      MEN'S PRO I 

WOMEN’S PRO I/II AWARDS CEREMONY AT CONCLUSION OF MEN’S RACE

MEN’S PRO I AWARDS CEREMONY FOLLOWING WOMEN’S AWARDS CEREMONY

TOWNIE RIDE – 15TH STREET AND GALVESTON AVENUE

Mass start at 2:15 p.m.

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