Ride Oklahoma attended the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in downtown Oklahoma City this past week and marveled at the large turnout of African-American motorcycle riders there. Riders were on everything from tricked out sport bikes to chromed up Harley Davidson bikes to luxurious Gold Wings. Our friend Tommy Bolton interviewed several of the riders and his bikes were well represented in the parade. The Buffalo Soldiers looked pretty cool in their civil war style wardrobe and the OKC Sheriff’s Department motorcycle division put on a good display of motorcycling skill and precision. The entire crowd was very friendly and a great time was had by all, regardless of their skin color.
About 35 riders had a great time on Sunday riding street legal dirt bikes all through downtown OKC and north to the OKC Thunder Cycles Thunder Run VI party. Part of the fun of urban dual sport riding is jumping off loading docks, riding up stairs, and other fun things. Everyone was careful to not damage private property, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t have a bit of fun while riding!
More pictures are available on the forum thread here.