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Lots Of Cool Bike Events This Weekend – Dallas Area

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Here are just a few of the many bicycle events that are happening this weekend in the Dallas area.

AuroraCyclovia2013

AURORA Ciclovia 2013
When: Friday, October 18, 2013 (tonight)
Time: 7:00
Location: Pearl and Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Details: Calling all Bike Friendlies, save the date! Get ready for the biggest lighted ride in Dallas. Held in conjunction with AURORA 2013, AURORA Ciclovia will meet at Main Street Park for a Best of competition, then ride the town to show off the lights, finishing at AURORA. Be a part of the largest independent arts event in Dallas!
More Info: On Facebook

TexasCustomBikeShow2013

Texas Custom Bicycle Show 2013
When:  October 19-20, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
Time: Saturday at 10:00am until Sunday at 4:30pm
Location: 2642 Main St., Dallas, TX
Details: True Fabrication, Violet Crown, Phantasm, Southwest Frameworks, Gallus Cycles, Millennium (Massengill), DalTex Handmade, Gjertsen, Kirklee, Edoz, Clyde James Cycles and more to come.
More Info: On Facebook (and here as well)

CommunityBikeSwap2013

Bike Swap Meet: Cyclesomatic 2013
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 (Tomorrow)
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Community Beer Company – 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, Texas 75207
Details: Join us for our first-ever swap meet at the Community Beer Company in Dallas for an afternoon bikes, bartering, and brews. This event is one of a series of events in BFOC’s 5th annual Cyclesomatic.
Want a table at the swap meet? Get one for only $10. Here’s where you sign up: http://goo.gl/OT96Vz
More Info: On Facebook

Cycle to the Nasher Sculpture Center
When: Sunday, October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: Ride Start: 1:45; @ the Nasher: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Ride Start: Oak Cliff’s Oddfellow’s; Arrive: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Details: A few folks will be gathering at Oak Cliff’s Oddfellow’s at 1:45pm, to depart shortly thereafter.
More Info: On Facebook and on the Biking In Dallas website.

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ALSO: Don’t forget that the Bike Friendly Richardson Bike and Seek, Photo Scavenger Hunt is still going on.
When: October 2013 (all month long)
Time: Anytime
Location: Various Richardson Locations
Details: You are invited to participate in Richardson’s first Ride And Seek, Photo Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the month of October, we are inviting and motivating folks to get out and ride their bikes, explore their neighborhoods and win prizes! This year’s theme will be “The Sculptures of Richardson”.
More Info: On Facebook and the BFR Website

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Pics From The North Texas Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet – Garland, Texas

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Yesterday, we drove out to Garland, Texas to check out the North Texas Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet – sponsored by Don Johle’s Bike World and Rat Rod Bikes. I love bike swap meets because they’re clearing houses for bike hoarders – my kind of people. Fortunately, my wife always comes along and brings me back to reality. Otherwise, we would have a garage full of bikes and no money to pay the mortgage.

Instead, I satisfy my vintage bike addiction with my hoards of photographs. Here are a few (click here to see the set).

We did discover a great new (to us) bike shop. While at the swap meet, we popped into Don Johle’s Bike World to check it out. It was a small, run-down, mom & pop type establishment with an odd mix of road bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and cruisers – as well as a few cool vintage restorations (mostly BMX). What won us over was the really friendly staff, who you could tell, really loves bikes.

Lil' Tiger

Sold

Line Up

Bananas

Klunker

Jonathan

This is Jonathan from the bike blog: A Bicycle’s Point Of View. Here is a great write up that he did for the Swap Meet.

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June 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

Pics From The 5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap

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5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

I’ve missed the Great Southwest Bike Swap for the last few years, so it was a priority to make it out to Fort Worth for this year’s event. Having never been to a swap meet before, let alone a bike swap meet, I had no idea what to expect. Admittedly, I had delusions of a massive hall, with rows and rows with dealers dumping extra inventory, enthusiasts ready to unload their spare parts for next to nothing, collectors willing to part with some of their bikes and artisans with unique bike crafts.

In reality, it was probably a fraction of that delusion. There was a little bit of everything that I expected, but it was somewhat underwhelming. Perhaps, if this event were down the street from me, I would have had a lower expectation. However, trekking to the complete opposite end of the Metroplex, my hopes were higher. The swap seemed more like a big garage sale with lots of used stuff that nobody wanted.

I guess if I could have geeked out a little bit more and comb through everything, I might have found a little treasure. But with family in tow, my visit ended before any great finds.

I did leave the event a bit inspired. I’d like to see about setting up something like this in my neck of the woods. Perhaps a Dallas Bike Flea Market – sort of like what Bike Friendly Oak Cliff did with last year’s bike fair, but with more individual participants and food trucks.

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

Click here to see all of my pics.

While we were in Fort Worth, we stopped by the new Trinity Bicycles location at Sundance Square in Fort Worth. They were still setting up, but it’s coming along nicely.

Trinity at Sundance Square

Trinity Bikes at Sundance Square

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March 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

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For some reason, I always miss this event. This year, I’m going to do my best to make it out to the 5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap Meet. This is a one-day event where bicycle shops, frame builders and independent bike geeks can buy, sell, trade and show bicycle stuff. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: RESOURCE CONNECTION OF TARRANT COUNTY
1100 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76119-8111

The Resource Connection of Tarrant County Campus is located on the south side of Fort Worth, off of I-20 and Campus Drive (Exit 439), One exit east of the I-20/I-35W interchange, north of I-20.

The event will be in building 2300 on the north side of the campus. The entrance and exit will be on the northwest corner of the building and will be clearly marked.

Admission: FREE to the public

RAFFLE PRIZES: Raffle tickets will be on sale for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Drawings will be held every half-hour for raffle prizes to those present, with a grand prize set of Mavic wheels to be drawn at the close of the show. Must be present to win raffle prizes.

For more information call Rick at Colonel’s Bicycles (817) 924-1333.

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January 21, 2012 at 6:50 am

Great Southwest Bike Swap

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I first heard about the 3rd Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap over at the BABBLE site. Tonight, I saw a post over at Biking In Dallas that reminded me to write about it. It will be held on February 7, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Tarrant County Resource Connection (Building 2300) in Fort Worth.

This will be (from their site:) A one day event where bicycle shops, frame builders and independent bike geeks can buy, sell, trade and show bicycle stuff.

The admission to the event is FREE.

If that’s not enough to bring you out to Fort Worth, maybe the raffle will: tickets will be on sale for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Drawings will be held every half-hour for raffle prizes to those present, with a grand prize set of Mavic wheels to be drawn at the close of the show. Must be present to win raffle prizes.

I’ve never been to a bike swap, so I’m going to try and make it out to this one. You never know what you might find.

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January 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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