DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Bike Ride is back for a second year and organizers are expecting it to be bigger than their 2017 inaugural event.
According to cycling advocates in Dallas, the popularity of the 20-mile ride is reflective of a surge in interest in cycling within the city.READ MORE: 3rd Person Injured In Texas Drag Racing Crash Passes Away
The Dallas Bike Ride is the only time the City of Dallas shuts down streets temporarily specifically for cyclists.
The events proceeds benefit Bike DFW, a non-profit that focuses on increase cycling awareness.READ MORE: On 'Hell's Half Acre' Fort Worth Leaders Ignored Illegal Booze, Gambling As Money Ended Up In City Coffers
Heather McNair from Bike DFW said funds generated from the ride will help them pay for educational and safety programs.
“How to ride on the road safely. How do use your hand signals. How to be a good steward of cycling in the city,” McNair explained.
“We want this to become an annual tradition for Dallas,” said Monica Paul, the Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission.
The Dallas Bike Ride begins at 8:00 a.m. at Dallas City Hall. It ends in the same spot with a festival at the finish line.MORE NEWS: Church Offering $5K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Fort Worth Girl Dashayla Wolfe
To register for the ride, click here.