Sunday, July 25, 2010
Photo gallery: Spikes N’ Spokes in Oak Cliff (July 24)
The charity event was attended by tons of two-wheeled riders.
The Alamo Plaza Hotel Court came to life one last time to say goodbye and help out a good cause. The owner of the Alamo Hotel, Brent Jackson, spruced up the place with fresh and colorful paint that was chosen for doors and boarded up windows that definitely made the place look festive. (It will soon be SYLVAN | THIRTY, a mixed-use development.) People on their bikes -- motorcycles and bicycles, that is -- began to flood the parking lot in honor of Spikes N’ Spokes, an event that benefited the Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas, which helps the families of fallen police officers and fire fighters in the line of duty.
The free event had live music by RTB2 and STEW, a bicycle and motorcycle competition, and great food and beer from Bolsa and Smoke. Local cyclist group 75208 met downtown at the Grassy Knoll, rode out to the event, and showed their support by selling “75208” t-shirts with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Gus and Hoses Foundation.
The bicycle and motorcycle competition went on until dark, with the winner of the competition receiving two tickets to The Taste of the NFL, which is a foodie event with chefs from around the world and an opportunity to meet NFL players and coaches.
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