Celebrate Tour Dallas
April 4, 2015
What route to ride?
You pick. You can take the easy option, as many people are planning. Park downtown, go to City Hall, and ride one of the routes from Tour Dallas 2014. All the roads and streets are still there. Obey the traffic laws and have fun. Stay alert to the traffic around you. New to riding with traffic? Don't go it alone. Think about riding with a group from one of the options listed below.
We also have several people who have contacted us and shared their plans to ride. See if there is a ride that interestes you and join them as we Tour Dallas:
Brian Rogers plans to ride from the Farmers Branch DART Station, rolling out at 10am. His route of 17 miles will travel through Farmers Branch and North Dallas. You can email Brian here
Tough Cookies will join in the new format of Tour Dallas -- encouraging everyone to see how easy it is to ride bicycles around Dallas. Tough Cookies will lead a group (Ladies Only) from White Rock Lake. Meet at 8 at the Tough Cookie Tent at the Bath House parking lot at White Rock Lake (enter from Northcliff off of Buckner Blvd). We will roll out at 8:30 and incorporate the lake, Lakewood, Uptown, the Continental Bridge, downtown, the Santa Fe trail and of course .. LUNCH. Total expected miles: 25. You can call
Ride Leader Beverly at 214-212-7722 or send her an email
You also have many options with area cycling clubs, like the Greater Dallas Bicyclists, the Plano Bicycle Association, the Carrollton Cycling Club, The Shawnee Trail Cycling Club or the Lone Star Cyclists. All of these clubs have a regular calendar of rides in and around the Dallas area.
You can also check with the area shops who supported Tour Dallas. many of them have a regular schedule of rides. B&B Bicycles, Bicycles Plus, Plano Cycling & Fitness and Richardson Bike Mart.
You ALSO have the option of joining Tour Dallas founder Bikin' Mike Keel. His group will meet and start in Plano, TX, rolling out at 8am. They will follow a route of streets and trails that will take them downtown via White Rock Lake and the Santa Fe Trail. After a group photo op at City hall, they will wind their way back north to Plano. 55 miles at a touring pace. To RSVP and get the details/specifics on this ride, send an email to Bikin' Mike.
The choice is up to you. I hope that you choose to ride somewhere - for the HEALTH of it!