Tornada Alley, aka Oklahoma, is a tough place, especially this Spring as severe weather pounds the region. It’s only fitting that the state’s biggest cycling event is aptly named Tulsa Tough Gran Fondo, and the Oklahoma women riding it Tulsa Tough Divas.
There are 200+ Tulsa Tough Divas set to ride the Gran Fondo on June 8. They range from teenagers to octogenarians, but they all share one thing in common – getting fit and healthy, while feeling empowered.
The Tulsa Tough Divas started in 2012 to help more women ride the Gran Fondo. From beginners to seasoned riders the group offers a supportive and welcoming environment for everyone.
This year, each Tulsa Tough Diva set a personal goal and has been logging miles since March, locals often see them on group rides in their distinctive pink gran fondo jerseys. Whether it’s to finish their first 35-mile Piccolo Fondo or win the 100-mile Gran Fondo, they are all in to do their best, along with 3000 other riders.
Plus, the Divas plan to watching the pro criterium riders tough-it-out on “Cry Baby Hill” on Sunday. You can bet they’ll be cheering loudly as the pro women race up the hill competing for a prize list equal to the men.