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Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Third Annual Dallas Tweed Ride – Recap And Pics

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I participated in Bike Friendly Oak Cliff‘s Third Annual Dallas Tweed Ride yesterday and had a blast. As with the previous three years, the turnout for this event was amazing. Hundreds of riders came from all over the DFW Metroplex – some dressed in fashionable, period attire while others in their best cycle chic.

Even though it was a lovely day to ride in north Texas, it was a bit too warm for heavy tweed. That didn’t stop the spirit of the event and folks made the most of it.

As with the previous two tweed rides, this one started near Dealey Plaza. The group made a loop through downtown Dallas, where curious onlookers smiled and waved. From there, the group made it’s way over the Houston Viaduct bridge into Oak Cliff. We eventually made it to our first stop, the Turner House on Rosemont, just south of Davis.

At the Turner House, the group visited with each other, took pictures, enjoyed some refreshments and engaged in a couple of tug-of-war games. The teams were East Dallas versus Oak Cliff, and both sides won a match.

Later that afternoon, the group made it’s way towards the Bishop Arts District to take part in the third annual CliffFest. From there, folks went their own way. Some of us rolled back into downtown Dallas to catch the DART rail home. That, in itself, was quite an adventure since we ended up with about 8 bikes and a couple of strollers on a crowded train.

Here are some pics of the event. Click here to see the entire set. You can also find some great shots on the Biking In Dallas blog (here and here as well) and on the Dallas Cycle Chic blog.

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

2011 Dallas Tweed Ride

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Written by dickdavid

November 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

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  1. […] You can see another 2011 tweed ride gallery here and here (Flickr).  They’re all over Facebook by now.  If you have a gallery from the Tweed Ride send me a link and I’ll add it.  More at Suburban Assault. […]

  2. Very nice. It looks like a good turnout with lots of well dressed cyclists. Our Tweed ride this year was cold and rainy: authentic Tweedy weather.

    tuckamoredew

    November 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  3. Looks and sounds like great fun.

    Michael

    November 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

  4. Golly, that was a grand ol’ time! Here is my gallery on flickr:

    Dallas Tweed Ride 2011 Bridge 5

    Neff Conner (@nffcnnr)

    November 16, 2011 at 9:53 am

  5. […] out the Dallas Observer’s highlights, the Biking in Dallas, and Suburban Assault for more photo […]

  6. DANNY HURLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

    November 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm


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