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April in Dallas

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Saturday, April 16th:

Bike DFW will be manning a booth at the Plano Live Green Expo

9 AM – 6 PM | Plano Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074 (map)

Ride to Live Green ExpoSafe and easy cycling routes from the Parker Road DART rail station and the Collin College parking lots have been mapped out for you.

Bicycle Valet – Once you arrive, you can ride your bike right to the front door and drop it off with the BikeDFW bicycle valet service for free, easy and secure storage. There’s no need to bring a lock and cable.

Bike Giveaway – Stop by the BikeDFW booth and fill out a card to enter the drawing for a free kid’s bicycle, courtesy of Plano Cycling and Fitness.

The Live Green Expo is a free, fun, family event that will help North Texans make informed decisions and take action to lead more healthy lives with less impact on our environment. Free to the public, the Expo will feature exhibitors offering a wide selection of products, services and information.

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1pm Meet at Main Street Gardens (2pm departure) to bike to the Earth Day festival in the Arts District (Sponsored by Switching Gears Cyclery)

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9pm Bike-in movie on the lawn “Peewee’s Big Adventure” at Main Street Gardens Park (Face of Biking in Dallas winner announced!)  Ride there with Bike Friendly Knox Henderson posse. Join BFKH at Sunflower Market, as we fill our bicycle baskets with tasty goodies and drinks before heading down to Main Street Gardens around 7.45pm

Sunday, April 17th

Dallas Cycle Chic Presents Bike polo. Dallas Cycle Chic invites you to a casual afternoon exhibition of the sport of Bike Polo at Glenco Park, Dallas.

If you’re interesting in trying it out, there will be a beginner’s clinic and games for first-timers, followed by some pickup games and a short single-elimination-style tournament at the end of the day.

We’ll have loaner mallets available. Just bring your bike and be ready to have a good time.

We also take pride in leaving our park cleaner than we found it, so if you have some time and would like to volunteer for setup, show up early. :)

http://goo.gl/maps/49nh

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Bike DFW will have a booth at Oak Cliff Earth Day at Lake Cliff.

12 – 5 PM, April 17, 2011 | Lake Cliff Park, Corner of Zang and Colorado Boulevards, Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX (map)

Bike Giveaway – Stop by the BikeDFW booth and fill out a card to enter the drawing for a free Phat Cycles “Sea Breeze” bike, courtesy of Richardson Bike Mart.

The public is invited to this free, family-oriented event in beautiful Lake Cliff Park. There will be free parking at Methodist Health System’s Lot 10 in the 1400 block of North Beckley with shuttle service to the event with drop off and pick up at the corner of Zang and Crawford.

If you ride your bike, you can avoid having to park in the remote lot and taking the shuttle bus. Afterwards you can take a liesurely ride along the rolling hills of Colorado Boulevard, one of the most scenic bike rides in Dallas.

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April 23rd

Switching Gears Cyclery is hosting a Earth Day Dallas Bike ride.  Join us Saturday April 23 at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas as we ride to the Earth Day Dallas event! We meet 1pm, ride at 2pm.

Come Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy GOOD food, HOT bands, and plenty of COLD beverages for ALL ages. There will be lots of art, exhibits, and educational booths to take in as well. Join us (over 50,000 strong) for EARTH DAY DALLAS and we can ALL learn to grow a GREENER DALLAS TOGETHER!

Get at the Details at: www.Earthdaydallas.org

Volunteer at: http://www.earthdaydallas.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Schedule of Events at: http://www.earthdaydallas.org/calendar-events/calendar/

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Finally, Switching Gears Cyclery has opened their doors for business and we plan to drop by and check out their new store soon, but for now drop by Pedallas.com and check out the great photos they took during their visit.

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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