*Spoiler Alert* Our favorite holiday is coming up. For those who don't know, Tulsa Tough is our favorite event of the year. And each year, we stay awake at night brainstorming how we can make our annual party better than the last. This year, we really think we've done it. So without any further ado...
The First Ward Presents:
For the past four years, The First Ward in the Blue Dome District has opened its doors as a prime spot to watch the races during Tulsa Tough weekend. Similar to Cry Baby Hill, this annual party has grown into something more than we ever expected. That’s why we have decided to use our party powers to raise money for Bike Club, a local organization that aims to teach elementary school students the benefits of cycling and other life skills.
Bike Club is in its second year of operation and growing quickly. Started by Jason Whorton of Humble Sons Bike Co. and Soundpony co-founder Mike Wozniak, Bike Club began as the simple idea to teach the students of Emerson Elementary about the power of bicycles. Having evolved into more than an extracurricular activity, Bike Club is now a vital part of Emerson’s culture. This year Bike Club has expanded into five schools and is hoping to have a total of nine by the end of 2017. To be successful, the program needs a few things – bicycles and volunteers. Each participating student earns a bike by successfully completing the yearlong program. To make this possible, Bike Club needs to raise an estimated $7,500 annually per school.
The First Ward will host the first annual “Bike Club Nightclub” on Friday June 10th, 2016. Our downstairs street-level space will be open to the public, featuring Bike Club merchandise, donated work by local artists, a raffle, and a Virtual Reality zone. Additionally, a ticket (available below) will grant you access to our 21+ party upstairs which will include an open bar, an incredible view of the races, and more!