Tour de Trails
After riding the Ridgewood trail that connects Katy Trail to White Rock, we realized it wasn’t intuitive and there wasn’t any signage to show people where to turn. We had many conversations with customers trying to explain how to the trails connect only to get blank stares and confused faces. That’s when we decided to partner with Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston and Friends of Santa Fe Trail to show people how some of the trails connect in Dallas.
The ride started at Local Hub Bicycle Company at 8:30 am on June 30th. Around 100 cyclists rolled in from all parts of Dallas eager to learn how to ride from Deep Ellum to White Rock, and back. We took a right on Main Street and headed towards the Katy Trail with Philip Kingston and myself in the lead. With the help of a few police officers and ride marshall volunteers from Bike Friendly Downtown Dallas and Bike Friendly South Dallas, we guided the ride down the Katy Trail to the Ridgewood Trail, to White Rock Lake, then back to Deep Ellum down the Santa Fe Trail. Total ride distance was 20 enjoyable miles mostly on paved bike path. Here’s the link to the route starting in Victory Park and ending in Deep Ellum.
This is a great ride that will take you through a lot of different neighborhoods in Dallas. If you want to add more miles, ride the whole White Rock Loop, or head north up the White Rock Creek trail.
Kristie Holt, Owner Local Hub Bicycle Company
Photo Credit: Chuck Cage