RideOKC Bike Tour with an Architect

Oklahoma City, United States

Experience hosted by Ryan

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

You'll get fitted for your bike in downtown OKC's best park, the Myriad Gardens. After a brief introduction to urban cycling, we'll learn about the city's history and unbelievable founding with a race known as the Land Run. We'll travel though many districts to see skyscrapers, modern houses, historic buildings, a haunted hotel, luxurious mansions, The National Memorial, boathouses and learn about the architects and their design. We'll visit public art, sculptures, graffiti, bronze monuments and learn about the artist and the meaning behind their work. Our leisurely 7.5 miles ride consists of mostly flat terrain and stops frequently for photo opportunities. We'll discover off the beaten path hidden gems not found in travel books and hear the stories behind OKC's most celebrated and sometimes overlooked heroes and villains. Be prepared to be active and have fun and leave inspired about design and Oklahoma history. Check out our instagram @RideOKC.
Other things to note
Please sign our waiver prior to arrival, see link below. Metered street parking is free on weekends. The parking lot to the west of the Myriad Gardens is usually free unless there is a Thunder game or special event. https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5aaffe3ec5775/web/
You'll get fitted for your bike in downtown OKC's best park, the Myriad Gardens. After a brief introduction to urban cycling, we'll learn about the city's history and unbelievable founding with a race known as the Land Run. We'll travel though many districts to see skyscrapers, modern houses, historic buildings, a haunted hotel, luxurious mansions, The National Memorial, boathouses and learn about the architects and their design. We'll visit…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Transport
    Bicycle
  • Equipment
    Helmet (optional)

Meet your host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 22 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a licensed architect and two wheel enthusiast. I love OKC and riding bikes, but have spent most of my career traveling to design projects in other cities. In an effort to contribute to my own community, I co-founded Ride OKC (rideokc.com), a bike tour and rental company and began doing freelance architecture. I've contributed to the publication of an architecture guide book with the American Institute of Architects and have been invited to lead multiple architecture tours for groups such as the OKC Museum of Art, and Visit OKC.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in downtown's most beautiful park, and ride past murals in Bricktown, past the canal, and the Oklahoma National Memorial. We'll ride to the Olympic Training Site on the river and see the Boathouse District. We'll see the Land Run Monument, the Flaming Lips art gallery. We'll go off the beaten path to see modern houses in SOSA, historic homes in Heritage Hills, and sculptures in Midtown before heading back to the Arts District.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Ryan
July 2021
Ryan offered a detailed and interesting history of the city and state, and offered ample time to see the sights on the route.
Mary Ann
May 2021
The OKC bike tour was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Ryan imparted varied and interesting information at stops throughout the ride. I learned so much more about the city and its history than I anticipated. Highly recommend!
Maryann
March 2020
I thought I might know everything there was to know about Downtown Okc but I was wrong- I so enjoyed learning more about this interesting little city from an architectural perspective! Ryan did a fantastic job.
Nam
November 2019
Ryan was very flexible and let me turned this into a car tour as the day I booked was too cold and wet for me to bike. He's not just any OKC local. Ryan loves the city and it shows. His expertise in architecture makes him the best guide you can find in any cities!!!
Ryan was very flexible and let me turned this into a car tour as the day I booked was too cold and wet for me to bike. He's not just any OKC local. Ryan loves the city and it shows…
Jeanne
August 2019
Ryan was very easy to communicate with. The bikes were very comfortable cruisers that he fitted to each person in our group. He made sure we had plenty of cold water. The pace and diversity of the architecture we encountered was great. It was great to learn deeper history about OKC but also the architects behind the various projects. His company also offers a cookie tour, and I look forward to additional offerings he may have!
Ryan was very easy to communicate with. The bikes were very comfortable cruisers that he fitted to each person in our group. He made sure we had plenty of cold water. The pace and…
Celia
July 2019
Ryan was knowledgeable, friendly, relaxed and made the riding fun! The sites were varied and I learned about OKC. Our entire party enjoyed the easy riding, though it was a very hot day. We appreciated his waters and ice water at the end of the trip. Very worthwhile and good value. Highly recommend.
Ryan was knowledgeable, friendly, relaxed and made the riding fun! The sites were varied and I learned about OKC. Our entire party enjoyed the easy riding, though it was a very h…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes

Small backpack (optional)