Join me in celebrating the (almost) end of the school year and the beginning of summer with National Bike Month in May. So, grab a helmet, and tag along as we explore bike trails in Chickasaw Country.
When I think of the summer, I always think of that time in my life – a carefree life, riding bikes, eating snow cones and spending everyday outdoors. One of my favorite childhood memories is riding around on my purple bike with my sisters and soaking up the summer sun.
Awaken your childhood memories and with bike riding in Chickasaw Country! If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy nature and get in some exercise, go biking in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The CNRA has more than 30 miles of trailsand all allow bikers except for the trail behind the Travertine Nature Center. While biking you can see some of the best viewpoints! The trails are very accessible and there are different trails for riders with different abilities. One fun trail is a 3-mile paved trail around Veterans Lake at the CNRA. The trail offers a beautiful view of the lake and is easy to access. The most accessible trail for bikers is a four-mile Rock Creek trail. It starts at the Cedar Blue Road and ends near Veterans Lake.
The perfect time to go for a ride is in the morning or around twilight. If you do go for a bike ride during the heat of the day, remember to drink lots of water! Always watch for traffic and be aware of your surroundings.
If you don’t own a bike, that’s totally fine! You can rent a bike at the Chickasaw Visitor’s Centerin Sulphur. This makes it extremely easy to go biking around the CNRA or the town of Sulphur. Just go to the kiosk on the south side of the Visitor’s Center and use your credit or debit card. It cost $5 for the first hour and $3 for additional half hours.
Other places that are perfect for a bike ride are the Ardmore Regional Park and the Wintersmith Park in Ada.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and go for a bike ride! You can bike to work, school, or simply to explore a community! Biking helps your health, saves money and helps the environment! Not to mention, biking always brings back childhood memories!