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Dallas Arts District Bike Crawl Thursday Dec 29th

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Dallas Arts District Bike Crawl

Thursday December 29th, 11am – 3pm-ish

Meet at Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Hardwood (at Flora)

Join Biking in Dallas as we tour the Dallas Arts District, marvel at the architecture, take photos of the sights (and each other), see the Crow Collection of Asian Art, eat from a food truck and most importantly, sport a big smile while enjoying it all on a bicycle.  Be sure to sign up on our Facebook event page.

The back story: While I was enjoying the Dallas Santa Rampage the other night I made a mental note to return to the Dallas Arts District during the day.  I want to explore it on a bicycle and photograph some of the amazing architecture found there.

View of the magnificent Downtown Dallas Arts District with the Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster designed Winspear Opera House in the foreground with its reflecting pool and the I.M. Pei designed Meyerson Symphony Center immediately behind credit Wiki Commons

I planned to spend much of Thursday, January 29th, doing just that and then it dawned on me that I might not be the only person who’s not working that day… So I thought I’d volunteer to organize something for others who might want to do the same.

China, Qing dynasty, 18th century Glass from the Crow Collection. photo credit Wiki Commons

The Arts District has numerous bike racks and such, it’s a bike friendly environment comprised of about 7 square blocks, so calling it a ride might be generous on my part.  I’m calling it a crawl instead.

My thought is to meet at 11 and first tour the Crow Collection of Asian Art, because it’s cool and it’s free.  Then for lunch we’ll dine outdoors and in style at one of the many out door food trucks. With full bellies we’ll resume our lazy adventure by checking out some of the major buildings and historical sites within the District. I’m planning to give my camera quite a work out that day and this will be the perfect venue for photographing architecture and people on bikes.

The DART Light Rail Pearl Station is served by the Red, Green, Blue and Orange lines.  You can see the DART map here.  Bring a bike lock and lights if you plan to stay after dark.

Finally, if you’re working in the area feel free to join us for lunch with or without your bicycle.  And bring a camera, you’ll be glad you did.

ps: The early weather predictions are calling for nothing but sunshine that day!

– Chris

Dallas Arts District Bike Crawl

Thursday December 29th, 11am – 3pmish

Meet at Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Hardwood (at Flora)

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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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