"So, there aren't many good roads in Oklahoma are there?"
That simple question, posed innocently enough by a fellow rider from
Illinois, sparked the effort now called Two Wheel Oklahoma. It became a
mission to document the scenic highways in and around our state, and
what better way, than to do it on motorcycle.
destinations might be a historic site, a winery, a town in itself or
just a scenic stretch of highway. It could be a weekly bike night or a
greasy spoon. It might be a curve where the sunsets live. And the best
way to get there may not be the shortest.
This project is the brainchild of Brad Mathison and Rex Brown, long-time
motorcyclists from Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the help of Retro Spec Films,
what began as a simple video project has become the weekly, half-hour
television program called Two Wheel Oklahoma.
Brad Mathison was born in 1964, in Long Beach, California. After
moving back to Big Cabin, Oklahoma with his family in 1978, he attended
NEO A&M College, then Spartan School of Aeronautics. Growing up
racing motorcycles and cars, Brad spent all of his free time either
racing, building or playing on one of them. Brad went on to build and
operate the racetrack, Beeline Motocross Park until moving back in to
the city of Tulsa to spend the next eight years helping to set up and
run an Engineering firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Brad moves up to a Benelli at age 6.
That's Rex with his first bike, a Speedway Super Spyder
In 2007, he quit his day job and followed his passion to be the
Executive Producer and co-host of the popular half hour travel series,
Two Wheel Oklahoma. After a run on paid commercial television, the
series was broadcast on OETA then syndicated to multiple states around
the U.S., as well as most of Europe and New Zealand. Brad still resides in Tulsa,
Oklahoma and can be found out traveling on his motorcycle when not
working on the show and is still active in the car and motorcycle
community. Brad has enjoyed traveling from when he was a child, making
the trips back to Oklahoma to visit family on Rt. 66, and that has
carried through to the rest of his life. He believes firmly in the
preservation of not just Rt. 66, but all of the roads and highways that
have been bypassed, leaving the towns and people behind. He currently serves on various Rt. 66 committees.
Rex Brown is a native Tulsan, born in 1960, who attended Booker
T. Washington High School and the Spartan School of Aeronautics.
Learning how things work has been a lifelong passion, no matter whether
it was his first dirt bike, a camera or a website. His passion for cars
lead to a nine-year endeavor as the owner of an Italian automotive
In “real life” today Rex is a network administrator, but known more
widely as the co-host of the television travel show, Two Wheel Oklahoma.
When not traveling the backroads of Oklahoma he manages the Two Wheel
Oklahoma website, Places2ride.com and writes the blog Oklahoma Modern. His other hobbies include film making, photography and cartooning. Two of his short films, Zen and the Art of Lawn Maintenance and Because We’re Dix,
were official selections of the Tulsa Overground Film Festival. He has
also been active with a number of community organizations, and is
currently on the board of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.
Beginning in October 2009 the first episodes were aired on KMYT-TV in
Tulsa. The response was incredibly positive and eventually four shows
were produced. Viewers enjoyed the unusual destinations we visited and
our casual approach punctuated with offbeat commentary.
Later that year the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority was
approached about adding the show to their lineup. They agreed to pick up
the show for their Spring 2010 season. Beginning April 4, 2010 viewers
across all of Oklahoma, and parts of Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and
Missouri, could enjoy Two Wheel Oklahoma on OETA every Sunday at 8:30
Today Oklahoma. Tomorrow the World.
We think the concept of Two Wheel Oklahoma could easily be applied to
other states- or the nation. The way we present touring America "off the
beaten path" is something people enjoy. Even if they have never been on
If you or your company would be interested in sponsorship we urge you to contact us.
Two Wheel Oklahoma
1956 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114