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Dallas Bike Ride Announces Methodist Dallas Finish Festival

DALLAS – September 19, 2017 – Dallas Bike Ride, a 20-mile closed-road recreational bike ride, will debut in Dallas this fall on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Today, Dallas Bike Ride announces the Methodist Dallas Finish Festival, providing entertainment for all in attendance, whether a participant or spectator of the inaugural community bike event.

"Methodist Dallas Medical Center is proud to sponsor the Finish Festival at the inaugural Dallas Bike Ride," said Dr. Martin L. Koonsman, MD, FACS, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center.  "An event such as the Dallas Bike Ride encourages our community to embrace an active lifestyle and to enjoy hobbies, such as biking, which improves our overall well-being. We are confident Dallasites will enjoy the opportunity to explore their city from a new vantage point, and we look forward to celebrating with the riders after their big accomplishment."

Dallas Bike Ride is proud to announce an entertainment line-up headlined by DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa. DJ Spinderella is a Grammy award winning DJ, producer, rapper, writer and world-class mother.  Spinderella is one of the original pioneers of hip hop music beginning her career as a member of the iconic rap group Salt-N-Pepa, selling over 15 million albums and singles worldwide. The stage will rock throughout the event, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with beats by Petty Theft, with lead singer Mike Rhyner of Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket, and DJSC – the exclusive DJ of the Dallas Cowboys. There will also be local performers providing on-course entertainment and rest stops with water and snacks along the route.

The Methodist Dallas Finish Festival will take place at City Hall Plaza (1500 Marilla St.), the start and finish line of the Dallas Bike Ride, with sweeping views of downtown Dallas. Other activities will include: a Health & Wellness Zone presented by Cigna, a cool-down yoga session, a lounge area and photo booth from the festival host community and founding partner Downtown Dallas Inc., and treats from KIND Healthy Snacks. In addition, there will be a Kids' Zone with family-friendly activities, a diverse food truck lineup, the official Dallas Bike Ride Merchandise Shop, a Community Bike Village, a bike-valet, and fun activities for all ages from Dallas Sports Commission, Uptown Dallas Inc., and the event's non-profit beneficiaries BikeTexas and Incarnation House. Parking will be located near City Hall Plaza and will be available for reservation/advance payment. There will also be a pre-ride celebration in the packet pickup host community of Uptown Dallas Inc. at The Rustic on Nov 2 and 3.

Dallas Bike Ride is a family-friendly event in which participants can ride leisurely and at their own pace. Bike rentals are available through official shop partner Richardson Bike Mart. Registration for kids ages 3-7 is free and youth ages 8 to 15 is half-price. To register and for more information on the inaugural event, please visit dallasbikeride.com. For more information about the Methodist Dallas Finish Festival, please visit dallasbikeride.com/entertainment.

About Dallas Bike Ride

Founded in 2017 by Capital Sports Ventures LLC, Dallas Bike Ride will become the Dallas region's premier recreational bicycling event. Held annually in November, the event celebrates the people, places and culture of Dallas while providing unprecedented car-free access to the city's culturally rich neighborhoods. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit BikeTexas and Incarnation House in their efforts to provide youth bike education and use bicycling as a positive youth development tool.