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Rider Profiles

Rider Profile: Scott Osborn

Physical Plant Special Services

For Scott, every day is Bike to Work Day. He rides his bike from home, rain or shine, and then goes about his busy day, balancing the ever-changing tasks of Special Services with classes in deaf education. Besides his bike, his most important piece of commuting gear is his beloved hat.
(April 15, 2018)

Sophomore geology major Grant Morey has been road riding seriously for about a year and is looking to accumulate enough points to “cat up” next season. He’ll be maintaining his fitness over the winter by riding cyclocross and gravel. He’s looking for some male and female cycling buddies to join the TU Student Cycling and Triathlon Team, so contact to be connect to Grant and the team.
(October 31, 2017)

TURN Profile Cameron Alred

You’ll rarely see freshman Cameron Alred without his bike. He rides it everywhere on campus, for short trips like the John to the Caf and quick sprints between classes. Cameron is a mechanical engineering major from Tulsa who inherited his “frankenbike” from his grandparents and modified it to suit his own personal riding style.
(March 1, 2017)

Trenton Rutherford is a volunteer with the new True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program Bike Club at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School. He is a freshman business administration major and works in the Business Career Center in Helmerich Hall. He began seeking ways to get involved in the TU community as soon as he arrived on campus this fall. He likes bikes and working with kids, so Bike Club was a perfect fit.
(October 17, 2016)

Edward E. and Helen T. Bartlett Foundation Professor of Finance and Energy

Dr. Collins checked off an item on his bucket list when he cycled the entire perimeter of Hungary’s Lake Balaton in June, 2016. He became interested in cycling in this region when he and his wife Becky lived in Eger, Hungary for six months on a Fulbright Scholarship. Mark and Becky are experienced cyclists who participate in the Oklahoma Bike MS fundraiser ride every fall.
(June 21, 2016)

Security Officer

Tadd Huey has been a TU bike patrol officer for two years. Like all TU bike patrol officers, he had to qualify on a rigorous timed course that included highly technical riding plus off-bike requirements like carrying his bike up a flight of stairs and over other obstacles, and changing a flat.

TU campus security bike patrol duty is voluntary, but more than 70 percent of campus security officers are qualified for bike patrol. Bike patrol saves fuel, and officers can often reach remote areas of campus more quickly than officers in vehicles or on foot. Officers report they have more frequent and effective interaction with students, faculty and staff when patrolling on bikes.
(December 7, 2015)


Huy Tu is a junior studying electrical engineering. He rides a Yellow Bike and has worked in the Hurricane Bike Shop for the past couple of semesters. Huy came to the bike shop with experience working on his own bikes which he rode to school in his native Vietnam. Although he is enjoying his time here at TU, he says he really misses the food from back home. He looks forward to celebrating the Lunar New Year each February with Vietnamese friends and traditional cooking.
(October 12, 2015)

Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Health Sciences

Gerry Clancy is passionate about active transportation and improving health outcomes in the Tulsa community. He walks and rides his bike to work as often as he can. When asked about commuting to TU by bike, he said, “I don’t always ride my bike to work, but when I do I prefer to ride safely, with a helmet and bicycle lights.”
(September 28, 2015)

Academic Computing System Administrator

Joe Jacobson is the winner of the 2015 Summer Bike to Work Challenge. His whopping 272 miles earned him a year-long Collins Fitness Center membership. Since Joe’s 17-mile commute is too far for him to ride twice in one day, Joe brings his bike with him to work by car on Monday, rides home Monday night, rides back to work Tuesday morning, goes home by car Tuesday night, and so on.
(August 12, 2015)

Information Specialist for Petroleum Abstracts

April Olinghouse just got back from RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This was the 43rd year for the annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state and April’s second time to participate. She has also ridden Oklahoma Freewheel at least 13 times. Her advice for surviving these epic treks: “The best thing about the week-long rides is that they’re not a race. If you see a lake, you go jump in; if there’s a historical marker sign you check it out; if you find a nice shade tree and you’ve just eaten at the best mom-and-pop diner a small town offers you can stop and take a nap. It’s just a lazy week of fun…with some peddling along the way.”
(July 29, 2015)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Lisa Cromer is a member of Team Isocentric, an all-women’s racing team based in Tulsa. She earned a spot on the podium in the 2015 Palmer Sand Springs Criterium, Womens Masters 40+ (that’s her in 2nd place) and 7th place in Womens’ Cat 3/4. Lisa also serves as a member of the TURN Steering Committee and was recently awarded tenure.
(May 18, 2015)


Jessie Goolsbay is a senior studying Speech-Language Pathology and member of the TU cycling-triathlon team. She won her age group in the 2015 Spring Fever triathlon in Claremore, Oklahoma! She’ll be returning to TU for grad school this fall, so we look forward to watching her race for another couple of years.
(April 28, 2015)