“Luther won because they did the best job welcoming the riders to town. The volunteers made all the riders feel at home and did everything they could to meet their needs. The businesses and the town made it known that the riders where welcome. That does not happen in every town. The videos you all posted also had a big impact. Everybody couldn’t wait to get to Luther,” said Trevor Steward, Executive Director, Oklahoma Freewheel
Participants of the 2018 Oklahoma Freewheel voted Luther “Best Host Town.” Luther was the third stop on the annual ride across the state during the week of June 10 – 16. This year’s route celebrated Route 66, with cyclists from Oklahoma and many other states participating on the route from Elk City to Joplin.
The Luther Parks Commission organized the welcome. Begun less than a year ago, the Parks commission works to improve the community by seeking grants, and delving into promotional activity. Current commission members are Kasey Wood, chair, along with Summer Shelton, Ashlee Webster, Dr. Rosemarie Strong and Chris Ivich, along with Mayor Jenni White.