If there is one good thing about fall's slow approach in Dallas, it's that you can almost always count on the weather to still be fabulous for outdoor events in November. The Dallas Bike Ride is November 4, and the reward for attending is the Methodist Dallas Finish Festival, a super-cool concert that runs in tandem with the ride.
Here are seven things to know about the event.
1. There are no cars on the road.
The Dallas Bike Ride is the city’s only closed-course route, so you can pedal without worrying about traffic for a blissful 20 miles.
2. Anyone aged 3 and older is welcome.
The ride is a fun, recreational outing for bikers of all ages, so bring the whole family. Riders up to the age of 15 are $30, and riders aged 16 and older are $50. Bonus: Riders aged 3-7 are free.
3. You walk away with swag.
All registrants who are 7 and up receive a free branded water bottle with registration, and if you’re feeling fancy and sign up as a VIP, you’ll also receive a half-zip pullover and lunch after the ride. Sponsors and partners at the Methodist Dallas Finish Festival will also be giving away swag, such as the 1,000 yoga mats that Methodist will be doling out to eager yogis.
4. The ride supports a cause.
Dallas Bike Ride partners with Incarnation House and BikeTexas. Incarnation House provides safe and educational after-school programming to at-risk high schoolers, and BikeTexas advocates to make cycling safer and more accessible for Texans.
5. Get a Zen cool-down.
Methodist Health System instructors will lead a yoga class at the finish line, so you can stretch and unwind properly post-ride. Also enjoy a health and wellness Zone, activities for the kids, healthy snacks, food trucks, and a bike valet.
6. There's a concert at the finish line.
Grammy Award-winner DJ Spinderella, of Salt-N-Pepa, is the host of Methodist Dallas Finish Festival, which takes place on City Plaza from 9:30 am-1 pm on November 4 (the ride begins at 8 am). Fans of 1310 The Ticket will recognize headliner Petty Theft, while DJSC, the exclusive DJ of the Dallas Cowboys, will also perform.
7. The Methodist Dallas Finish Festival is free.
Have a cheering squad that isn’t riding? Invite friends and family to join you at the post-ride concert, which is free and open to the public.
Ready to roll? Register here.