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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

April 23, 2009

Free event for area cyclists

DART Gets You Ready to Safely Bike to Work

Bike to Work Week is just three weeks away, May 11 to 15. Are you ready? Is your bike ready?

If not, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites you to attend "Get Ready to Safely Bike to Work Week" at White Rock Lake - Winfrey Point, Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Plan a trip via DART Rail to White Rock Station
Plan a trip via Bus Route 60 or 519 to the Garland Road entrance of White Rock Lake
(Note: the DART Trip Planner will create trip plans up to 14 days in advance.)

Come join DART, City of Dallas Parks and Recreation, Bike DFW, DART Bike & Ride Advisory Panel, and the bicycle club TeamDART for a free event that promotes safety in the bicycle-transportation community in anticipation of Bike to Work Week.

While enjoying the day at the lake participate in free activities including bike minor tune-ups -- proper fitting, air, and brake adjustments -- from local bicycle shops; a DART bus displaying new bike racks along with loading and unloading demonstrations; and free t-shirts, headbands and wrist straps. Water and other refreshments will also be available.

Image: Rider with bike With new heavy-duty bike racks on all of its buses DART makes it easy to combine bikes and transit. Up to two bikes can be easily stored in each new rack, which cyclists can load and unload themselves, after following a few simple instructions affixed to the racks. Bicyclists also are allowed on DART Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. New low-floor DART rail cars let you roll your bike directly onto the train. The cars feature more standing room but also hooks made especially for stowing bikes while riding the rails.

Visit www.DART.org/bike for more information.

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