All the Questions and Answers you could ask for!
1. What is Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite?
Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite is an inaugural event organized by the non-profit organization Flywheel Tulsa. It is a two-part event taking place on Saturday, June 10th during the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough bicycle races in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event aims to celebrate Tulsa and showcase the city’s best in music, food, art, and tech.
2. What’s the difference between Big Ride and Big Bite?
Big Ride is a free concert open to the public, beginning after races end at sundown, with music ’til 1AM, featuring GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, SPORTS, DJ ECOG, with EDM after-party featuring CANABLISS.
Big Bite is a standalone, all-inclusive event happening during the races, with its own ticket, and is the official VIP experience of Big Ride. This premium food, art, and tech festival is available exclusively to VIP ticket holders and sponsors, and is happening during the races inside OKPOP. A limited number of public tickets are available.
Your Big Bite ticket is all-inclusive, meaning it covers admission and all costs at Big Bite, VIP section access at Big Ride, and gets you all you can eat, drink, and see dall day and night!
3. When and where will Flywheel Presents: Big Ride & Big Bite take place?
Both events will take place on Saturday, June 10th in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the Tulsa Arts District.
Big Ride, a free, general admission outdoor concert, will be held on a festival-scale outdoor stage in downtown Tulsa in Mayo Meadow, the field south of Inner Circle Vodka Bar.
Big Bite, a ticketed mini food, art, and tech festival, will run from 4:00-8:00 PM inside OKPOP Museum. The event features a curated culinary experience and private viewings of art, tech, and pop culture exhibits, plus premium race-viewing and free parking.
Big Bite ticket holders can park at OSU Tulsa and take the designated shuttle over to OKPOP beginning at 3:45 PM. Shuttle service will run back and forth from the drop off point on Main Street just outside of OKPOP until 1AM.
When races conclude at Sundown, Big Ride will begin at Mayo Meadow, the field south of Inner Circle Vodka Bar.
4. Who are the featured artists and performers at Big Ride?
The Big Ride lineup includes national headliner Ghostland Observatory, Tulsa favorite Sports, local up-and-comer DJ ECOG, and a late-night EDM after party hosted by SubSonix and featuring Canabliss. The concert promises to be a vibrant celebration of music in downtown Tulsa with lasers, drone shows, and light displays.
5. Who are the featured food and beverage vendors at Big Bite?
- Alley Cat Ranch
- Antoinette Bakery
- Burning Cedar Sovereign Wellness
- Empire Slice House (Sponsor)
- Et Al
- Prism Cafe
- Que Gusto
- The Summit Club
- BEV LINEUP
- American Solera
- Heirloom Rustic Ales
- Inner Circle Vodka
6. Who are the featured artists, creators, museums and technologists at Big Bite?
- Art by Aunj
- Black Moon Collective
- Bob Dylan Center
- Brethren Design Co.
- Woody Guthrie Center
- Calee Rigdon Designs
- Chris Vandenhende
- Hightail Creative Co.
- Liz Dueckart
- OKPOP Museum
- Sarah Ahmad
- Sunny Dayz Mural Festival
- Trueson Daugherty
- Tulsa Creative Engine
- The Tulsa Artist Fellowship
7. How can I attend the Big Ride concert?
Register for a free ticket via Eventbrite, download your ticket, then show up at sundown to enjoy the music.
8. What all is included in a Big Bite ticket?
The Big Bite ticket offers an all-inclusive tasting passport to a handpicked lineup of local culinary talent. The ticket provides access to the event and all tastings, plus art, culture and tech exhibits from local artists, museums, and tech companies. To attend, you must purchase the all-inclusive VIP Big Bite ticket, which includes additional perks like indoor, air-conditioned race viewing, free parking, shuttle service, VIP access at the Big Ride concert, and more. Tickets are available for purchase here. A Big Bite ticket gets you:
✅ Drinks flowing all day and night
✅ Best views of the arts district race course and concert
✅ Amazing art and tech exhibitions from 15 of Tulsa’s best creators, companies and museums
✅ Extra comfort via air conditioning and clean restrooms!
✅Free parking and shuttle service, and swag
✅Up-front viewing at the Big Ride concert from VIP section, with private open bar, food, and bathrooms all night.
9. How much does the VIP Big Bite ticket cost and when can I purchase it?
VIP Big Bite tickets are available for purchase for $215. Corporate ticket packages at discounted rates are also available here and here.
10. If I have a Big Bite ticket, do I need a separate VIP ticket for the Big Ride music event?
No! Your Big Bite VIP ticket gets you premium access to everything including up-front stage position, food and drinks at the concert.
11. If I only have a Big Ride ticket, do I need a separate ticket for Big Bite?
Yes! Only Big Bite ticket holders will have access to Big Bite.
12. Is it possible for me to only purchase VIP access at Big Ride?
No. To access the Big Ride VIP area, you’ll need to purchase a Big Bite ticket.
13. Who are the sponsors of Big Ride and Big Bite?
Big Ride and Big Bite are presented by Flywheel, and sponsored by 84 Hospitality Group, George Kaiser Family Foundation, OKPOP, FD Law, Topeca Coffee Roasters, Tulsa For You and Me, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Asemio, Nadel and Gussman, Oklahoma Central Credit Union, Atento Capital, Kip and Gail Richards, Bank of Oklahoma and Anchor Stone.
14. What is the goal of Flywheel Presents as an organization?
Flywheel Presents is a non-profit organization on a mission to enhance Tulsa’s profile as a renowned cultural hub. It aims to support and fuel the next batch of big ideas by creating landmark events that elevate and celebrate the best of Tulsa, focusing on music, food, art, and tech.
15. How can I learn more about Flywheel and Big Ride/Big Bite?
Click here to learn more about Flywheel Presents and SCROLL UP on this page to learn more about Big Ride/Big Bite!
16. Can I bring a cooler to the Big Ride concert?
Coolers are not allowed on the field.
17. Can I bring weapons to Big Ride or Big Bite?
Weapons of any kind are prohibited at both events. We want to keep our events safe for all! Kindly leave all weapons at home. We’ll have bag checks and security guards on duty to ensure none are brought inside the event.
18. Can I bring my pet to Big Ride or Big Bite?
Unfortunately not. We love your pets, but please leave them at home. It’s hot out there, y’all!
19. How do I get my tickets for either event?
Be sure to download your tickets from Eventbrite and have them ready to present upon entry.
20. Is there re-entry at Big Ride and Big Bite?
Yes! Guests are welcome to come and go to enjoy the races and surrounding festivities throughout the day.
21. Will there be water at the event?
Yes! Though we encourage all guests to bring their own water bottles and stay hydrated throughout the day.
22. Will there be food or alcohol available for purchase?
Food and drinks are available for purchase from the surrounding food trucks, bars, and restaurants on Main Street.
23. What is the attire or dress code for Big Bite?
Dress in something casual, comfortable and fun! Summer bicycle attire is a great theme for watching the Tulsa Tough races!
24. In the event of inclement weather, is there anything we should do?
We are a rain or shine event and in the event of severe weather (high winds, heavy rains, hail, etc) secure your goods and please take cover. Once the weather passes and damage has been assessed, if any, the event will reopen. We will have the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa Fire Department onsite to assist with assessment and evacuation procedures.
25. I still have questions. Who can I talk to?
Drop us a line at [email protected]. We’re happy to help!