DALLAS (PRWEB) November 01, 2017
The countdown is on for the inaugural Dallas Bike Ride, Dallas’ only closed-road, car-free, recreational bike ride on Saturday, November 4. Online registration will remain open until 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 1, with discounted pricing for youth and VIP packages available. Late registration will be available at the Packet Pickup Party at The Rustic at 3656 Howell St on Thursday, November 2 from 4pm to 8pm and Friday, November 3 from 11am to 6:30pm.
Participants will see their city in a new way from their bike saddle as they cross the Trinity River on four different bridges and roll through nine neighborhoods - all with zero cars. A course map is available at dallasbikeride.com/course. Dallas Bike Ride encourages people of all bicycling abilities and all ages (three and up) to participate, making it the perfect opportunity for families to spend an active morning together outside. With bike rentals available, the two-wheeled adventure is open to novices and experts alike. The ride invests in future generations biking in Dallas, so participants can bike for a cause. Dallas Bike Ride benefits BikeTexas and Incarnation House, two non-profits working to create positive change in the city through bicycling.
The Dallas Bike Ride course will include three rest stops with water and snacks, and will feature on-course entertainment in various areas, including the 50-piece L. G. Pinkston High School Marching Band. Dallas-area residents may experience some rolling-road closures the day of the event from 7:45am to 2:00pm. For more information on road closures, please visit dallasbikeride.com/road-closures.
The event is more than a bike ride, it’s also a celebration of life on two wheels with a party at the end. Participants will conclude their journey at the Methodist Dallas Finish Festival, located at the ride start and finish at City Hall Plaza at 1500 Marilla St. The Methodist Dallas Finish Festival will be headlined by DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa. Festival activities include free bike tune-ups from local bike shops, 1,000 free yoga mats and a yoga session led by Methodist Dallas. A complimentary bike-valet, free books from Dallas Public Library, free snacks from KIND Healthy Snacks, a Health & Wellness Zone presented by Cigna, a Community Bike Village and games and giveaways from our founding partners at Dallas Sports Commission, Visit Dallas, Uptown Dallas, Inc. and Downtown Dallas, Inc. also highlight the day. Ample parking is located near City Hall Plaza - visit dallasbikeride.com/parking for a parking map.
The ride starts at 8:00am and the festival takes place from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Registration includes exclusive access to the 20-mile closed-road course, a Rider Identification Kit with bib number and a Dallas Bike Ride water bottle. To register and for more information on the inaugural event, please visit dallasbikeride.com.
About Dallas Bike Ride
Founded in 2017 by Capital Sports Ventures LLC, Dallas Bike Ride will become the Dallas region’s premier recreational bicycling event. Held annually in November, the event celebrates the people, places and culture of Dallas while providing unprecedented car-free access to the city’s culturally rich neighborhoods. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit BikeTexas and Incarnation House in their efforts to provide youth bike education and use bicycling as a positive youth development tool.