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Pics And Recap From Ciclovia de Dallas – 2012

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Coolest Bike Family. Ever.

Bike Family Enjoying The Open Road

Sponsored by Bikes Belong, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and the City of Dallas worked together to bring us Dallas’ first ever ciclovia event called Ciclovia de Dallas. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, ciclovia is essentially a huge block party that takes place in a metropolitan area, where the streets are blocked off from car traffic and the space is left for families to have open and safe city cycling. This can turn into an event where pedestrians, skaters, dog owners, street vendors, artisans, performers and food trucks can all gather and enjoy an afternoon of community bonding.

This was the goal of Ciclovia de Dallas, which I’m glad to report, was successfully achieved. Yesterday, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, the City of Dallas blocked the entire Houston Street Viaduct Bridge, where hundreds of cyclists from all over the DFW Metroplex came to enjoy safe and open cycling. Since I live pretty close to town, a small group of us took our bikes on the DART train to Mockingbird Station, where we picked up the Katy Trail for a nice cruise to the event. Once there, I got to work with some great volunteers and help a little with the set-up. The Bike Friendly Oak Cliff group did an amazing job organizing such a massive, grassroots event.

With the exception of the really strong April winds – which took it’s toll on some of the vendor’s tents – the weather was perfect for enjoying an amazing view of the city’s skyline. Overall, this was a great event which articulated clearly that cyclists want the City of Dallas to become more bike friendly. I hope to see more events like this to help raise awareness for bicycling and promote safe riding for all who cycle in the city.

Here are some pics from the event. Click here to see the entire set.

Update: Here are some great write ups on Bill Chance’s blog and the Oak Cliff Advocate’s site.

Skyline

Folks Gathering For Entertainers

Vendors and Artisans

Vendors and Artisans

Yoga

Street Yoga

Balloons

Dallas Skyline

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Bike Polo

Bike Polo

Bike Powered Smoothies

Bike Powered Smoothies

Bike Lane Ends

Windy Day

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Written by dickdavid

April 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

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  1. [...] make it out to the Ciclovia de Dallas yesterday, you can find a quick recap and some pics over at Suburban Assault. Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this [...]

  2. Top pic w/ b/w bike & long fork (want one) and last pic (thirsty). Awesome and congrats!

    Jo Duran

    April 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

  3. Cool pics, nice news!

  4. Had a great time there, hope it was successful enough for the city to want to continue the idea.

    Bill Chance

    April 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  5. [...] Here is a recap with lots of pictures from Suburban Assault. [...]

  6. [...] are some sweet pictures we’ve grabbed from SuburbanAssault.org: WP_SLIDESHOW_IMAGES = { load: [...]

  7. [...] Bicycle Cafe. – Suburban Assault got mentioned in a local magazine. – I got to help out with the Ciclovia de Dallas. – I got to take Traffic Skills 101. – I got to take the Cycling Savvy DFW class. – I helped my [...]


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