OK Freewheel 2016 as Told by Social Media


OK Freewheel 2016 as Told by Social Media

Call us gluttons for punishment, but there’s just something about cycling with your friends and coworkers across the state in the oppressive heat that really creates some lasting memories.

You may have heard, but only a week-and-a-half ago, Team InterWorks completed their second consecutive OK Freewheel bike tour. The tour always occurs in the dead of summer and takes riders from one end of the state to the other. This year’s route took us across several Native American nations, starting in Madill at the Southern Oklahoma border and ending in the border town of Caney, Kansas.

The event itself was absolutely incredible, and InterWorks completely supported those who chose take on the challenge, including covering the entrance fee and even giving us a PTO match for the week!

While I could recount the experience through words alone, I thought it might be more interesting to share some of the best moments shared on Twitter and Instagram by Team InterWorks. So, let’s relive the journey real quick together!




Double checking my gear for the next week. #TeamIW #okfreewheel2016 #interworks

A photo posted by Kirsten (@stenfullerton) on




We’re all loaded and heading to Day 0! #TeamIW #OKFreewheel

A photo posted by TheKatieData (@thekatiedata) on


Day 0 – Madill to the Red River





Day 0 of #okfreewheel comes to a close. We did not melt. There is hope. #teamiw #laketrout

A photo posted by Dalton Parsons (@daltonparsons) on


Day 1 – Madill to Coalgate




Day 2 – Coalgate to Wewoka



Good Morning! #okfreewheel #teamiw #day2

A photo posted by Dalton Parsons (@daltonparsons) on



Killing this stuff all week! #teamiw #okfreewheel

A photo posted by Eli Sprague (@elisprague) on



Waiting in line for small town drug store ice cream. Spending the night in Wewoka, ok #okfreewheel2016 #teamiw

A photo posted by Scott Matlock (@scottrmatlock) on


Day 3 – Wewoka to Okmulgee



Day 3 of OK Freewheel gravel. Oklahoma is pretty before the heat wakes up. #okfreewheel2016 #teamIW

A photo posted by Scott Matlock (@scottrmatlock) on



Was napping and woke up to this scene. Am I awake? I don’t know what’s going on here. #okfreewheel #okfw #teamiw

A photo posted by Dalton Parsons (@daltonparsons) on


Day 4 – Okmulgee to Sand Springs



#okfreewheel – Day 4 — Okmulgee to Sand Springs — The downhills we enjoyed yesterday were the uphills we had to climb today. After retracing yesterday’s route in reverse for a little bit, we hit some gradual downhills that allowed us to fly for a good portion of the ride. Came into familiar territory after hitting Kiefer, then went up through Sapulpa to our final destination in Sand Springs, where the mighty Arkansas doth flow. There was one decently tough climb, but today’s route, which was also the shortest yet, ended up being pretty easy with most of #TeamIW rolling in from 10 to 11. Since camp is only 15 min from home, I’m gonna enjoy a night in my own bed. Getting back on the road bright and early tomorrow! #cycling

A photo posted by Garrett Sauls (@gwsauls) on


Day 5 – Sand Springs to Claremore



What two grown men look like trying to Instagram #okfreewheel #teamiw #weirdos

A photo posted by Eli Sprague (@elisprague) on



Rural Oklahoma barn find on Freewheel. #okfreewheel2016 #teamIW #westylife

A photo posted by Scott Matlock (@scottrmatlock) on


Day 6 – Claremore to Bartlesville



#teamiw #OKFreewheel #okfw

A photo posted by Dalton Parsons (@daltonparsons) on




Sweaty, meaty dinner on top of the Price tower in Bartlesville, OK for our last night on #okfreewheel2016 #teamIW #meatsweats

A photo posted by Scott Matlock (@scottrmatlock) on


Day 7 – Bartlesville to Caney, KS 




What a trip! Again, I can’t stress enough how lucky we are to be able to participate in stuff like this year to year. Thanks again, InterWorks! Can’t wait until the next adventure.

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