The first Ciclovia de Dallas saw hundreds turn out to walk, bike, and roll along the Houston Street Viaduct in downtown Dallas on April 14, 2012. The bridge was closed to cars and open to people. Activities included kite flying, line dancing, a dog park, food, street performers, and a rink for roller derby and bike polo – sometimes even at the same time!
The ciclovia was sponsored by Bikes Belong and executed in cooperation with the City of Dallas and Bicycle Friendly Oak Cliff, whose website says a ciclovia is “A chance to experience a place without cars and meet new friends.”
And indeed, much meeting of new friends occured as folks from all walks of life crossed the bridge and back again.
BikeTexas brought our educational materials for kids – handing out dozens of bike safety coloring books and A to Z by Bike comic books to the young ones. We also brought a few bikes to let people try for free – including a bright yellow cargo bike and a tandem bicycle owned by staff members!
It was great fun to see so many new and old friends, including BikeDFW and reTREEt America.
BikeTexas Membership Coordinator Jack Sanford and Administrative Assistant Ann Harkness came out to play.
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