The first brewery in Dallas was established in 2011 when Deep Ellum Brewing Company opened it’s doors by not playing by the rules. Local zoning laws classified breweries in the same category as chemical, plastics, paint, and insecticide manufacturing. Dallas city code categorized brew masters as the toxic bad boys trying to cause trouble in Dallas. That soon changed when a few other craft breweries entered the scene and made the city of Dallas realize breweries were essential to the revitalization of neighborhoods and made the city money. Thank goodness it did because there are some fine brews coming out of Dallas and we would really miss them. Read More
Heard about those cool bicycle drag races on the Continental Bridge? Or, how about the Lions and Lambs Alley Cat race that benefitted Crossroads Community Services? You can thank Shawn Summey for bringing organized bicycle street racing to Dallas. He started Just Ride Dallas in 2014 and keeps pumping out rides that keep the racing scene in Dallas interesting. His not to be missed next event is the Drag Races on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge during All Out Trinity Weekend March 4th-5th. It’s a chance to race on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and prove yourself against some of the best sprinters in Texas. Get your legs warmed up and your carb loading on during the pre-race social ride and happy hour at Local Hub on March 4th from 7 pm-10pm. Durty Laundry will be spinning fresh beats, PBR and Cathead Vodka will be providing hydration. Read More
Melanie and Sean Clancy epitomize the active lifestyle in downtown Dallas. Melanie is the editor of the fitness website Active.com and an avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete in her free time. Sean is the Vice President of the Dallas Bike Coalition, certified running coach, spinning instructor and bicycle event planning specialist. He also has great hair. They moved to Dallas a few years ago and immediately immersed themselves in the urban bike culture by getting involved with the Deep Ellum Community Association then eventually taking over Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and making it the group it is today. Bike Friendly Deep Ellum has over 1,500 likes on their Facebook page and around 40 people consistantly showing up for their group rides every Thursday while the sun is still out after 5 pm. Their passion for living healthy runs deep and is contagious. If you don’t already have bike dates and volunteer in your community, you will after reading their profile.