Transportation & Parking


*Transportation is NOT included in your registration.  Optional bus tickets can be purchased by clicking here.  Each ticket includes transportation for your bike and luggage as well.  See below for tips on how to properly box your bike, as OK Freewheel, Inc. takes NO responsibility for anything that happens to your bike during the trip.*

Departure Info –

The bus from Schifferdecker Park in Joplin, MO, June 9th, at 5am.The bus from Eastwood Baptist Church in Tulsa will leave for Elk City, OK (start town), June 9th, at 6am sharp. The Oklahoma City Bus will leave from Grace United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, June 9th, at 7:30am.

Return Info – 

The return buses will leave from the Joplin, MO (finish town) and take you back to either our Elk City, OK (start town), Tulsa, or Oklahoma City on June 16th at 1pm. Plan your final day’s ride so that you arrive in time to box and load your bike for the return trip.

You have permission to leave your car (at your own risk) in the Eastwood Baptist Church parking lot in Tulsa and Grace United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City the entire week of the ride.

Location of bus pickup in Tulsa, OK:

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The Eastwood Baptist Church is located close to Tulsa’s airport.

Location of bus pickup in Oklahoma City, OK:

Please park on the east side of the church.

Location of bus pickup in Joplin, MO:

You have permission to leave your car (at your own risk) in Joplin, MO for the entire week of the ride.

More information to come.

More information to come

Bus reservations are now being sold online.  Click here for bus tickets and pricing.


Parking at the start and finish

Parking will be available for those driving to the start or finish and leaving their car for the week and for those joining the ride mid-week. Though we ask local law enforcement to keep an eye on vehicles parked in the start, finish, and mid-week towns, cars are not guarded 24×7 nor is the parking location likely to be fenced or otherwise secured. In other words, parking is at your own risk. We’ve not had any problems with cars being bothered or vandalized in the past, but that’s not a guarantee.

Boxing Your Bike

Bikes are carried by the luggage truck that leaves with the buses. Most bus riders box their bikes and you are STRONGLY ADVISED to box yours! Boxes protect your bike and make loading them on the truck for transportation much more efficient.

Freewheel, Inc. is not responsible for any loss or damage to bicycles. After un-boxing bikes at the start, boxes are flattened and carried at the front of the luggage truck until the end of the ride when bus riders re-box their bikes for the return to Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the starting community.  This includes any bike cases, blankets, and other packing material used to transport a bicycle.

Boxing your bike is by far the safest way to transport your bicycle for those opting for any of the bus options. That said, about 50% of bus riders have elected not to box their bikes in the past few years. It’s up to you.

If you’ve never “boxed” your bike before, you may wish to get assistance from your local bike shop.

Or review the articles at the following web sites for instructions on how best to box your bike: