Full Moon Bike Rides presented by OU Health, Sunday, August 22

Full Moon Bike Rides presented by OU Health, Sunday, August 22

#FullMoonOKC Bike Ride

Presented by OU Health

Sponsored by Geico – OKC Southwest & OKC Vet Campus

  • Sunday, August 22, 8:30pm (Buck Moon)
  • Meet at the Seasonal Plaza on the east side of the Gardens, off Ron Norick Blvd. (Robinson)
  • Suggested $5 per person donation
  • Route announced that night at the meetup by race coordinator Steve Schlegel
    • This is a non-competitive, leisure ride under the full moon in downtown

Bring your bike for a one-hour, 6-to 8-mile leisurely ride through the downtown Oklahoma City area under the light of the full moon. Meet up at the bandshell stage on the Devon Lawn. Route announced that night at the meetup by race coordinator Steve Schlegel.

It’s free however the Myriad Gardens asks for a $5 donation, which goes towards the nonprofit foundation that runs the Gardens. 

Routes are specially planned by bicycle enthusiast Steve Schlegel from Schlegel’s Home Inspections.

Full Moon Bike Ride t-shirts are available for sale: $16 for t-shirts and $18 for tank tops.

Don’t have a bike? Bike Rental Options:

  • Rent a bike from Spokies. Cost for the 3-hour pass is only $4.50 with the promo code, “FullMoon21” here.
  • Ride OKC Bike Tours will have their Pop-Up Trailer near the starting line at the Myriad Gardens with bike rentals including helmets and blinky lights. Space is limited, reserve in advance and receive the discounted $10 price by entering promo code “THRILLER” here.

Please be aware of the OKC Streetcar Rails

We ask that participants in the Full Moon Bike Rides be aware of the OKC Streetcar rails. While the routes are geared away from the rides’ routes, if you park and ride to the Full Moon Rides please know in advance where the rails are located.

Download the map of the rails here.

Bicycle Riders Safety

  • Plan your trip ahead of time to avoid streetcar tracks when possible.
  • To avoid getting slender bike tires stuck in tracks, turn across at a 90-degree angle.
  • Don’t lean into turns when crossing tracks.
  • Cross a curved track at a 60-to-90-degree angle.
  • Change lanes next to the track at a 60-to-90-degree angle.
  • Helmets and protective gear are strongly recommended when riding.
  • Always be predictable.
  • Ride defensively.
  • Follow signs, signals and road markings.
  • Know your limitations – use streets and routes that are suited to your individual skills.

Here are the additional dates & times:

  • Monday, September 20, 7:30pm (Corn Moon)
  • Wednesday, October 20, 7pm  (Harvest Moon)
New Art Exhibit: Tony Tiger

New Art Exhibit: Tony Tiger

Memorial: Positive and Negative Space by indigenous artist, Tony Tiger

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 5, 4-6pm
  • Exhibit: August 5-November 5
  • Crystal Bridge Conservatory Visitor Lobby
  • Free to view during hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm, closed Mondays

The public is invited to the opening reception for the new exhibit, Memorial: Positive and Negative Space, by indigenous artist Tony A.Tiger. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served while guests get the first view of his latest exhibit. Tiger will be on hand to speak about his work, process and answer your questions. See his work at the Gardens before seeing it next month at the opening of the First Americans Museum.

Tony A. Tiger is an artist, an Indigenous art curator and educator. Tiger is a member of the Sac and Fox Tribe with Seminole and Muscogee Creek ancestry. He earned a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Oklahoma State University. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with numerous awards to his credit. His latest curation project Speak: Speak While You Can, a multi tribal art exhibition focusing on the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Oklahoma, opens at the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka September 1. Tiger is married to Brenda his faithful supporter. He enjoys the outdoors and community activities. Tiger is represented by the Exhibit C Gallery in Oklahoma City Bricktown and the Rain Maker Gallery in Bristol, UK.

Artist Statement

My art is fueled by the belief that mankind is more than mere reflection in a mirror; we are soul and spirit. My art explores the wonder and mystery of life’s challenges and victories. The incorporation of painting, printmaking, tribal art, and construction are my preferred forms for creating. The culture and history of my ancestors play an important part of my creativity. Woodland design, Seminole patchwork symbols, and Muscogee language and photography allow me to communicate my cultural ownership as a Native man in 21st century America. Life is short – I enjoy working in series, small and large bodies of art that communicate specific themes.

Memorial incorporates several series from the last couple of years, many pieces from 2020 – Indigenous Horse Culture, Oklahoma Tribal Identity, Woodland Expression, and Spiritual Transformation. The wisdom of reconciliation allows me to view life fully conscious; understanding and knowledge encourage me to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of existence. This belief encourages my curation and collaborative work.

I dedicate this exhibition to the many Indigenous individuals who died during this challenging time: my family member Harry D. Wood. I give thanks to the Almighty for life.