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Big Ride is Coming to Tulsa

June 7, 2023

Category:  Events

Tulsa Tough, one of Tulsa's most anticipated weekends, is about to get even better! Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite is an inaugural event that promises an unforgettable experience filled with music, food, art, and technology. Taking place on Saturday, June 10, during and after the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough bicycle races, this celebration will bring together the community in the heart of Downtown Tulsa. Whether you're a cycling enthusiast, a foodie, an art lover, or simply looking for a fantastic time, Flywheel Presents has something for everyone!

Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite — What is it?

Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite is a two-part event organized by the nonprofit organization Flywheel Tulsa. It aims to showcase Tulsa's best in music, food, art, and technology during the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough weekend. The event includes the Big Ride, a free outdoor concert, and the Big Bite, an all-inclusive VIP food, art, and tech festival.

Big Ride, Big Bite. What's the difference?

The Big Ride is a free concert open to the public, featuring an impressive lineup of artists, including headliner Ghostland Observatory. It takes place in Mayo Meadow, the field south of Inner Circle Vodka Bar, immediately following the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough races. Big Bite, on the other hand, is a ticketed event that offers a curated culinary experience and private viewings of art, tech, and pop culture exhibits. It takes place inside OKPOP Museum during the races, with VIP access to the Big Ride concert and additional perks.

Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite will be Saturday, June 10, in the Tulsa Arts District. The Big Bite festival takes place from 4-8 PM inside OKPOP Museum, while the Big Ride concert begins at sundown in Mayo Meadow, adjacent to Inner Circle Vodka Bar.

Who are the featured restaurants, bars, artists, and performers?

The Big Ride concert boasts an impressive lineup of national and local talent. Headliner Ghostland Observatory will take the stage, along with Tulsa favorite Sports, DJ ECOG, and an EDM after-party with SubSonix featuring Canabliss.

Big Bite-featured food and beverage vendors offer a culinary journey through Tulsa's vibrant food scene. From Alley Cat Ranch to Sisserou's, the lineup includes beloved local restaurants and bars. Attendees can also enjoy beverages from breweries like American Solera and Heirloom Rustic Ales, as well as Inner Circle Vodka. Experience curated exhibits by Bob Dylan Center, Woody Guthrie Center, and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, all of which provide a diverse range of art and culture.

Do I need tickets?

A Big Ride ticket secures free general admission to the Big Ride concert as capacity allows. Tickets are required for entry, so register here for a spot

For the ultimate experience, purchase a Big Bite ticket, which grants you access to the VIP Big Bite festival and premium viewing at the Big Ride concert. The all-inclusive ticket covers admission, tastings from top Tulsa restaurants and bars, art and tech exhibits, air-conditioned race viewing, free parking, shuttle service, and more. Additionally, it offers front-row concert viewing and late-night bites and beverages at the Big Ride.