No Drop Tours
The New Home of Oklahoma Freewheel and OK Freewheel Fandango
Dedicated to making your bicycle tour of Oklahoma an unforgettable adventure.
To promote and strengthen cycling tourism and health in Oklahoma.
Through cycling, No Drop Tours aims to promote cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle and Oklahoma as a travel and tourist destination for cyclist and non-cyclist alike.
“We will not let this great Oklahoma tradition disappear.”
Trevor Steward / July 2019
Freewheel, Inc. History
Freewheel, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a 501(c)4 organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors and part-time Executive Director. Its articles of incorporation state the following purposes: “foster and promote amateur bicycle touring; emphasize the benefits of exercise for fitness and health; and promote community spirit, civic image and betterment of the social welfare of Tulsa and the surrounding communities.”
For over forty years, Oklahoma Freewheel has been Oklahoma’s only cross-state cycling touring event. Beginning in 1979, the ride was underwritten by the Tulsa World newspaper. The paper’s sponsorship of Oklahoma Freewheel ended in the early 1990’s. Since that time, rider fees and in-kind support from many vendors and volunteers have been the ride’s only funding sources. In August of 2019, Freewheel, Inc. was dissolved and No Drop Productions, LLC. purchased the rights to Oklahoma Freewheel and OK Freewheel Fandango.
Oklahoma Freewheel History
Inaugurated in 1979, Oklahoma Freewheel has grown from a minimally supported to a fully supported week-long trek from the Red River to the Kansas state line. Participants discover the Sooner State to be far from flat with an abundance of diversity. Oklahoma is matched only by Texas in having twelve separate bio-regions represented within the state’s borders. While visiting our surprisingly beautiful state, you’ll travel through Native American reservations, enjoy local cuisine, and meet the friendly people that call Oklahoma home.
Rodgers and Hammerstein had it right when they wrote, ‘… the land we belong to is Grand!’ And by the end of the week we’re sure you’ll agree, ‘… You’re doin’ fine Oklahoma!’
No Drop Productions, LLC.
Created in August of 2019, No Drop Productions, LLC. is owned and operated by Elizabeth and Trevor Steward. Created in-part to keep the tradition of Oklahoma Freewheel alive, No Drop Productions, LLC. is dedicated to promoting tourism and health through cycling. As the former Executive Director of Freewheel, Inc., Trevor felt strongly about keeping the iconic cross-state bicycle tour going and now hopes to continue the tradition for many years to come. Along with continuing Oklahoma Freewheel, the only cross-state bicycle tour in Oklahoma, and OK Freewheel Fandango, the fall three-day cycling event, Trevor and Elizabeth plan on adding a gravel tour and supporting other cycling events around Oklahoma.
Our Team and Volunteers
Co-Owner, CEO, director
A Native of Arizona, Trevor moved to Stillwater, OK in 2011 to attend Oklahoma State University. After graduating in 2014, Trevor became Executive Director of Freewheel, Inc. In 2019, Trevor and his wife, Elizabeth, started No Drop Productions, LLC. to continue the great tradition of cross-state bicycle touring in Oklahoma. Trevor and Elizabeth live and cycle in Stillwater, OK.
A native of Nebraska, Elizabeth moved to Stillwater, OK after earning her bachelors degree in History from Creighton University and her Masters in Library Sciences from the University of Missouri. Elizabeth is currently the Children’s Librarian at the Stillwater Public Library and loves every aspect of her job. In 2019, Elizabeth and her husband, Trevor, started No Drop Productions, LLC. to continue the great tradition of cross-state bicycle touring in Oklahoma. Elizabeth and Trevor live and cycle in Stillwater, OK.
Ross rode his first Oklahoma Freewheel in 1981 and he’s only missed one Oklahoma Freewheel since then. He started volunteering with Oklahoma Freewheel in the mid 80’s and knows almost every road in Oklahoma. He’s ridden multi day tours in several states. In 2017 he rode across the United States on the southern transcontinental route. He’s somewhat of a mileage junkie, and often starts Oklahoma Freewheel by riding from Tulsa to the start. Thanks to Ross’s dedication and support, Oklahoma Freewheel continues on today.