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May 30, 2017

Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676

Oklahoma Historical Society to Host History OffCenter OKC Bike Tour

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is excited to host the next History OffCenter event, a bike tour of historic downtown Oklahoma City on June 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. The tour will be led by Dr. Bob Blackburn, OHS executive director, and Chuck Wiggin, cofounder of the '89er Trail.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at Elemental Coffee, 815 N. Hudson Avenue. The tour will include approximately five miles of biking at a leisurely pace while exploring the history of Oklahoma City. Blackburn and Wiggin will make several stops along the route to describe historic Oklahoma City and how the city has changed over time. The tour will end at Fassler Hall, 421 NW 10th Street, around noon. After the tour, Blackburn and Wiggin will be at Fassler Hall to tell more stories and answer any questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

BYOB (bring your own bike) or get a discount when you use Oklahoma City's only bike share program—Spokies. The bike tour is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required. To register please visit www.okhistory.org/about/biketour.php.

Information about the History OffCenter OKC Bike Tour can be found on the OHS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/okhistory. Call 405-522-5202 or email nharvey@okhistory.org with questions. All participants will be required to sign a liability release.

History OffCenter is a series of immersive, engaging experiences sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  

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