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Bike to RAFT’s All Out Trinity Festival

Submitted by on February 28, 2014 – 10:01 amNo Comment

This Saturday, March 1, come out to the massive All Out Trinity Festival via bike and see parts of the Trinity and West Dallas you’ve never seen before. For one day only, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will be closed to automobile traffic and will be full of activities, markets, and organizations. There’s even a beer garden! Bike Texas, BikeDFW, Richardson Bike Mart, Mercy Street Bike Shop will all be hosting activities and events.

All Out Trinity

 

Since parking is limited in the area (even more so since the Trinity River Levee Run is happening that morning), the festival planners highly recommend that folks bike to the festival. There’s a lot of special considerations for cyclists at this event, so take advantage of it! Here’s some info they provided for bicyclists:

  1. Use any of the driving directions on their site to access the festival area.
  2. In addition to the directions, BICYCLISTS ONLY can access the festival area AFTER 10:30 am by coming across the westbound portion of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge from Riverfront Boulevard. There will be several bike-related activities on the bridge itself.
  3. You are welcome to bring your bike with you into the festival event area in the Trinity River basin. Please be respectful of the athletes and their areas of demonstration and competition.
  4. Mercy Street Bike Shop will be offering a bike valet service, located at the western end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (@ Beckley Avenue).
  5. At that same location, Richardson Bike Mart will be renting bikes, repairing bikes and showcasing some of the newest bikes for your viewing pleasure.

All Out Trinity Parking Map

Event organizer Randall White has these tips for cyclists arriving from downtown: “10:30(ish) until 4 p.m., bikes can come up the up ramp to the MHH Bridge from Riverfront. There will be an officer and temp “Bike Lane” signs at that entrance. Otherwise, the Commerce St. bridge is the best crossing point.”

Warren Casteel of BikeDFW has provided a quick Map My Ride route from the Katy Trail to the event area. Check it out here.

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Found out more at the All Out Trinity website or the Facebook event page. Don’t miss this one!

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