THE GREAT TULSA CAMPOUT IS ON NOVEMBER 2!

The Great Tulsa Campout on November 2nd, 2013The Great Tulsa Campout is November 2nd! For the first time ever, River Parks is inviting families, music fans, and camping aficionados to come to Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness for a full day (and night) of great music, adventures for all ages, and sleeping out underneath the Tulsa stars.

View the main Campout page for info »

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Trail Clean-up Day – June 29th

Turkey Cleanup DayIt’s that time again! We’ve got a bumper crop of trashed water bottles, protein bar wrappers, downed trees, and overgrown trails at Turkey. We hope you can join us for the quarterly Trail Maintenance Day on Saturday, June 29th at 9 AM.

We’ll have several volunteer opportunities:

  • Trash pickup (that’s the big one)
  • Weed-eating
  • Chainsaw work
  • Trailbuilding

Hope to see you there!

REMINDER: Clean-up Day January 12

Turkey Cleanup DayWe need YOU! The first Turkey clean-up day of 2013 is on January 12, at 9 AM. We’ve got some trail maintenance, some trash pick-up, and other items…we’d love to see you out there. Hammerhead Bicycles and Tatur Racing will be providing food/snacks/drinks and more! Thanks, HH & TATUR !

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Turkey MTN Volunteer Clean-up Day – January 12!

Trail CleanupRound up the shovels and pack the trash bags; we’re having another Turkey MTN clean-up day! Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9am, Turkey MTN volunteers (that means you!) will be working together to keep our mountain in tip-top shape. This includes some trail construction headed up by David Ridilla, some trash pick-up around the main parking lot, and a lot of tree trimming, maintenance, and painting. Please join us! Questions? Look us up on facebook.com/turkeymountain.

Keep It Wild!

Keep It WildSupport Turkey Mountain with this first of its kind race at Turkey Mountain! There will be two races running simultaneously  - A mountain bike race, and a trail run race. Hammerhead Bikes and RunnersWorld/TATURS Racing are partnering up to introduce this brand new event format, with all of the proceeds going to help Keep Turkey Wild!

Get more information here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Turkey-Mtn-Keep-it-Wild-Race/333341020063163

Sign up here: http://keepitwild.eventbrite.com/

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GREAT Turnout for the Turkey MTN Cleanup Day!

Turkey Mountain CleanupWe had a HUGE turnout today for the Turkey Mtn Cleanup! Over 95 people showed up to gather water bottles, trash, old bike tubes, dumped wood, mattresses, and much more from all over the Mountain. There were two large dumpsters brought to us by the City of Tulsa that were almost completely filled. Volunteers scoured trails, roadsides, brush, and more looking for any trash that they could take out. We’re proud to say that every known location of trash/dumping has been cleaned up – in other works, this is the cleanest that Turkey Mountain has been in years! Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped out with the cleanup, and to Hammerhead Bikes, TATUR Racing, LOVEtulsa, ORU, and RunnersWorld!

Check out the photos on Facebook.

River Parks’ Official Position on “Tulsa Harbour” Development

From the River Parks website (www.riverparks.org):

In a statement today, River Parks’ Executive Director Matt Meyer said, “River Parks does not support the Tulsa Harbour development proposal.”

Source: http://www.riverparks.org/tulsa-harbour-development-proposal/

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Turkey MTN Clean-up Day!

Turkey Clean UpOur favorite playground is due for some sprucing up, and Hammerhead Bikes, TATUR Racing, LOVEtulsa, ORU, and RunnersWorld have joined forces to help make it happen! Meet at the Turkey MTN parking lot February 25 at 10 AM for a big day of making our mountain look its best.

Focus will be trash clean up in the following areas:

  • Parking Lot
  • Elwood & 61st Street
  • Old Upper Parking Lot
  • Snake and Kopperhead Trails

Free Warrior Dash Ticket Give-aways!

Head over to the River Parks official facebook page, or the Turkey Mountain facebook page for free Warrior Dash tickets:

www.facebook.com/riverparks

www.facebook.com/turkeymountain

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May Trail Maintenance Day at Turkey (UPDATED)

At last month’s trail maintenance day at Turkey Mountain, we quickly discovered that the ground was much to hard to perform any type of hand work. Shovels bent in half; picks shattered as they contacted the dry, hardened earth. OK, that might be overstating the situation. The good news is, we have officially gotten plenty of rain to loosen things up around Turkey Mountain.

So…let’s do this! As a part of the new monthly schedule, we’ll be meeting Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 AM, at the Turkey Mountain parking lot.

Planning event scheduled for tomorrow, May 7 – CANCELLED. It’s a very busy Saturday for many in the biking community due to Tour de Tulsa. Additionally, we have had a good amount of feedback from the community regarding trail day activities for May 14th. We will be focusing on:
  • De-cupping trail on several sections of the Ho Chi
  • Removal of branches and growth along sections of the Ridge, Lo and Ho Chi, and some west-side trails (recommended by Jim Shipman)
  • Round-Up assault on some of the trailhead foliage near the parking lot (recommended by Jason Ruby)
  • Removal of old pipes along south face of Turkey Mtn
  • Removal/capping of several old oil wellheads (recommended by OERB)
Following the work on Saturday, May 14th, we’ll have a lunch provided by River Parks, and a quick brainstorming session on projects for next month’s trail day (June 18th, bumped one week due to Tulsa Tough)

For more info, comments, questions, etc., you may contact River Parks, post on Facebook, or comment on here on TurkeyMTN.com.

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