IN THE NEWS:
Though the incredible distances of the Wild Horse Century and Double Century won't be available this year, the Wheel A' Mena Bicycle Tour to the Top covers similar stomping grounds of the Poteau/Talimena Dr. area. If you haven't ridden Talimena Dr., then your legs and lungs have been missing out on some of the best climbing in Oklahoma. Routes range from 30-70 miles. And just because the mileage doesn't sound epic doesn't mean the views or the challenge won't be:... you'll be presented with some of the most scenic roads in SE Oklahoma / SW Arkansas, and some seriously long and steep climbs (we recommend a compact crank and at least a 28T cog).
Tours roll out at 8AM on 9/30 (http://www.wheelamena.org/).