• Saint Francis Tulsa Tough 2019: What you need to know

    By: Ryan Love

    Updated:

    Story Highlights

    • The 2019 Saint Francis Tulsa Tough begins June 7.
    • The theme is Tougher Together.
    • All five Fondo races and other criterium races will be on their original courses despite recent flood damage in the area.
    • The festival includes amateur, professional, and non-competitive races.

    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.

    RELATED: Tulsa officials shift focus to flood recovery

    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.

    MORE: TOWNIE COURSE DETAILS

    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.

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

    For interactive maps of all the Gran Fondo courses click HERE.

    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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