Friday, February 15, 2013
Cyclists of all levels can visit breweries by bicycle on Sunday
The ride goes to Community Beer Company and Four Corners Brewing Co.
DALLAS If you’re looking to combine weekend relaxation with exercise, join the Bicycle Brewery Tasting Tour Sunday, February 17.
This “casual community ride” begins at Klyde Warren Park around 1 p.m. and hits two craft breweries nearby. Jonathan Braddick, a board member of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and organizer of the ride, said the route would be approximately 3 miles and takes most of the afternoon.
According to Braddick, the tentative bike route will go from Klyde Warren, through Uptown and Victory Park to the Design District where cyclists will stop off at Community Beer Company for an hour to sample beers and tour the facility. From there, attendees will bike across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to Trinity Groves, where Four Corners Brewing Co. is located.
The ride will end at The Foundry-Chicken Scratch in Oak Cliff.
“Beer is one of the key components to the casual riding crowd,” Braddick said. The brewery tour on bike was scheduled in response to a cancellation of the Tweed ride, an annual fall ride that attracts several hundred cyclists clad throwback costumes, he added.
There is no fee to join the ride, Braddick said. Cost of entry is $5 at Community Beer Company and free at Four Corners.
Riders of all skill levels are invited to join but must be at least 21 years old. All are required to drink and bike responsibly, Braddick said. First-timers should tune up their bikes and air up their tires before coming. Oh yes: And have fun.
“It’s about riding,” he said, “but it’s also about the social aspect of it, and what you can gain from being on a bicycle and seeing your city.”
For more information, check out the event page here.
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