Dallas Bike Ride Returns to Dallas For Second Year
DALLAS – July 19, 2018 – Dallas Bike Ride, a closed-road, recreational bicycle event that celebrates bicycling as a
form of healthy living, fitness, transportation and fun, returns to Dallas this fall, inviting residents and tourists to
make this a favorite Dallas tradition. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 and features a 20-mile
car-free bike ride throughout Dallas. Dallas Bike Ride stands out as Dallas' largest bicycle event and the city's only
car-free bike ride.
Registration for the event opens today, Thursday, July 19, at www.dallasbikeride.com, offering registrants an
opportunity to take advantage of discounted Early Bird pricing through mid-August.
The inaugural event in 2017 saw nearly 3,000 registrants. The ride is recreational in nature, encouraging people of
all ages (three and up) and all biking abilities to join for a fun, joy-filled event that celebrates bicycling.
Participants can choose from the full 20-mile course or a shorter 11-mile course. The event will feature an
enhanced participant experience with on-course music and entertainment, as well as rest stops with snacks and
"I had the pleasure of leading the inaugural Dallas Bike Ride last year, and I'm so glad it's back," said Phillip Jones,
CEO of VisitDallas. "As an avid cyclist, it was exciting to ride through Dallas neighborhoods with other bicycle
enthusiasts and view the city from a different perspective. I highly recommend this ride to anyone."
Now in its second year, Dallas Bike Ride expects to attract upwards of 4,000 registrants, offering a unique car-free
tour of the Big D. Participants will cruise on car-free roads past some of the city's most famous sites and through
eight Dallas neighborhoods, from Downtown to Oak Lawn and the Bishop Arts District.
"The Dallas Bike Ride is a fun, family-friendly event and we look forward to the second annual ride on November
3," said Monica Paul, Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission. "Local and out-of-town riders get a great
perspective of our city and its different neighborhoods through the 20-mile closed-road course."
With 100 miles of Dallas-Fort Worth bike trails and future plans that seek to create a fully interconnected and
seamless bikeway system throughout the city, Dallas riders are eager for opportunities to bike on their beloved city
roads, in a safe way. Dallas Bike Ride is unique in that is a bike event that raises support for better bicycling.
Event organizers are excited to announce a new partnership with the non-profit BikeDFW, a bicycle education and
community engagement non-profit that works across Dallas and Fort Worth communities. Dallas Bike Ride was
founded on the mission of investing in Dallas youth and future generations of Dallas bicyclists by raising support
for youth bike education and programming delivered by nonprofit organizations, such as Bike DFW. A portion of
proceeds from the event support Bike DFW's mission in the community and their work teaching adults and youth
to ride bikes.
"We are thrilled to be returning to the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and the streets of one of our country's premier
cities for 20 miles of car-free riding," Capital Sports Ventures President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Bibb
stated. "Our inaugural ride was a tremendous success as we welcomed thousands of riders who toured the great
neighborhoods of Dallas in a unique way. We look forward to a bigger and better ride in year two as we establish
an annual tradition and celebrate biking this November."
Bicycle rentals are available through Richardson Bike Mart so that participants can participate even if they don't
own their own bike. Dallas Bike Ride hopes to help make bicycling more accessible to those interested but
concerned people who haven't ridden a bicycle in a long time, but remember how fun it is to bicycle with friends
The Dallas Bike Ride event will conclude with a Finish Festival at City Hall Plaza with music, entertainment, food
trucks and activities from the event's founding partners the Dallas Sports Commission and Visit Dallas, Uptown
Dallas, Inc., and Downtown Dallas, Inc., as well as fun things to do and giveaways from event sponsors such as
Methodist Dallas, Cigna, GEICO, KIND Healthy Snacks, Red Bull, MAA Communities, and DART.
Register at www.dallasbikeride.com. Early Bird Registration for Dallas Bike Ride is available Thursday, July 19
through August 15. Early Bird pricing is $50 for adults or $25 for youth. Registration includes a 2018 Dallas Bike
Ride water bottle, access to the 20-mile car-free course and the Rider Identification Kit with bib number, helmet
sticker and bike sticker.
Regular pricing, starting at $60 for adults, begins on August 16. Kids ages 3-7 are always free to register and youth
ages 8-17 are always half-price. VIP packages and group pricing are also available.
Visit www.dallasbikeride.com/course to view the official 2018 Course Map.
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and bicycling tips.