With landscapes varying from expansive rolling prairie to low mountains covered in dense forest, Oklahoma has a relatively wide variety of terrain throughout its roughly 70,000 square miles. Often overlooked as a place to ride, there are a number of fun and scenic motorcycle rides in Oklahoma that are capable of pleasing almost every type of rider.
Obtaining good intel about the best motorcycle roads in Oklahoma is going to make the difference between having a great ride/trip and a lackluster one. The REVER App is free to use and makes riding a state’s best motorcycle roads as simple and browsing motorcycle routes and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and go! Create new routes, log your rides and share with friends all within the app. Want even more planning and tracking tools at your disposal? Upgrade your account to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Learn about everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next two-wheeled adventure.
Oklahoma’s hot summers and cool, occasionally cold winters mean that you can ride here every month of the year, with the most limiting climate factors being cold spells in the winter and thunderstorms during the warmer months. If you plan to do some winter riding in Oklahoma, be prepared for low temps by gearing up with a base + mid layer underneath an insulative, wind-blocking jacket/pant combo. Don’t forget some warm gloves! Take a look at the forecast in the days leading up to your ride/trip and make sure it doesn’t coincide with any weather that is colder than you are comfortable with. The spring and fall seasons are great times to ride the state temperature-wise, just be prepared for any wet weather by packing in some rain gear. From April through October, the skies of Oklahoma can give birth to some very severe weather, including tornadoes. Although historically most of these severe storms occur during the late spring and early summer, always take a look at the forecast before heading out to make sure you don’t go the way of Dorothy and Toto in The Wizard of Oz. During the height of the summer, average high temperatures reach the mid-90’s. If riding in these conditions be sure you’re using hot weather riding gear. Stay hydrated by increasing your water intake in the days before your ride and pack water with you via a wearable hydration system or similar device.
Oklahoma’s long-standing cowboy culture and deep history of Native American occupation, dating back to the last ice age, have resulted in a state identity that can be appreciated through a number of cultural and historical attractions found throughout the state. Perhaps none do it better than the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Located in Oklahoma City, this collection of nearly 30,000 artifacts and art works relating to Western and Native American life is impressive to say the least. In the western part of the state you can visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. Here you can walk the grounds of the expansive battlefield and learn about the 1868 attack on the village of Chief Black Kettle by Colonel Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry. To experience some of Oklahoma’s natural attractions, you can take a ride to the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and see how the prairies of Oklahoma looked for the thousands of years prior to the agricultural boom, complete with herds of wild Buffalo. If you’re feeling like getting a scenic hike under your belt, head to the Black Mesa Summit Trail where you can make the 8.4 mile (out and back) trek to the highest point in the state of Oklahoma.
This ride can be ridden from either west to east or east to west. It runs along Lake Altus, Tom Steed Reservoir, and Lake Lawtonka in southwestern Oklahoma.
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