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Pics And Recap Of Dallas’ Ride The Link Event

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Riding By

Last Saturday, I accompanied my local bicycle advocacy group, BikeDFW, as we participated in a bike event called, Ride The Link. Hosted by DART, we celebrated the completion of Centralink, which is the bike trail connector that goes through downtown Dallas and connects, local neighborhood, Oak Cliff, the Trinity Strand Trail, the Katy Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. Centralink represents the spirit of regionalism and cooperation between DART, the City of Dallas, Downtown Dallas and bike trail organizations. Together, they’re expanding transportation choices and increasing mobility.

Along with BikeDFW, there were several tents set up at Main Street Garden, including representatives from the City of Dallas, DART, Friends of The Katy Trail, Friends of The Santa Fe Trail, Transit Bikes, Switching Gears Cyclery, Downtown Dallas, Dallas Parks Foundation, a local YMCA and North Central Texas Council of Governments. There was also a live band and radio station 102.9 Now.

The turnout was pretty impressive for this inaugural event. Hundreds of people and cyclists came through the park to take part in this event and enjoy a nice ride through downtown Dallas. Hopefully, we’re reaching out to more north Texans and motivating them to get out and ride. Overall, we enjoyed participating in the Ride The Link event, and we hope DART continues to host more events like this.

Here are some pics of the event (click here to see the set):

Full Bike Parking

Hanging out at the BikeDFW Tent

Friends of the Katy Trail Tent

Friends of the Santa Fe Trail Tent

BikeDFW Tent

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  1. Wish I would have known you were there I would have liked to meet you. I was at the COG booth. Thanks for all your great posts!

    alma

    June 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

  2. Who has the sweet Long Haul cargo bike?

    Eliot

    June 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

    • I can’t remember his name. I do know that he is a frequent commuter.

      dickdavid

      June 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  3. what awesome green hair on that first foto! that cool gal =)


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