Dallas is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Houston Street Viaduct with a ciclovia!

Ciclovia is:
A chance to experience a place without cars and meet new friends.  Streets are closed off to auto traffic – bikes, trikes, skaters, roller bladers and walkers take over!

At Cyclovia de Dallas, an event organized by BFOC and the City of Dallas, the Houston Street Bridge will be off limits to cars and trucks while pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and other non-motorized travelers practice greener ways of getting around.

The bridge connects Oak Cliff to downtown Dallas and will be closed to motorists during the event, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Activities will include kite flying, line dancing, bicycle races, skateboarding, live music, yoga, a bicycle safety rodeo, an urban market, healthy food trucks, a dog park, and more.

The Viaduct is an easy walk from Downtown via Houston Street.  Parking is abundant and DART’s Union Station has service from all lines.

Bring your bike, your kids, and your friends on either the 8-, 20-, or 30- mile bike tour this saturday, with Pizaa Patron providing finish line refreshments. Benefitting Spokes for Folks, this annual event is more about finishing with friends than finishing first, and provides an excellent opportunity to appreciate the beauty of White Rock Lake during the spring.




Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member!

The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. From 6:30 to 7:00 PM, you can enjoy snacks and refreshments as you wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members and leaders. Contact our program chair if you have questions or suggestions regarding our programs.

Biking in North Texas (short program)

If you want to learn how to stake your own path, literally, sign up for a trail building workshop. The Lone Star Trail Building School will be held Feb 17-19 at the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch at Lake Bridgeport. 

The North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol, a volunteer group that provides medical assistance on local bike trails, has partnered with Groundwork Dallas to host the annual program. 

Come meet Shanna Armstrong at the November 7 club meeting. Shanna is an impressive international ultra athlete who is an Extreme International Cycling Champion, twice RAAM Champion, four-time Ultraman World Champion and she has competed in over 100 triathlons at Sprint, Ironman, Ultraman, and Olympic distances. She will be speaking on sports nutrition and other areas of interest to cyclists. More Info on Club Meetings

Bring unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. This is a drive-thru event; remain in your vehicle at all times. Leave items in their original containers; black out all personal information, but do not cover up names of medications. Free to all Denton residents.  

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Energy plays a major role in the US and global economies. Seven of the top ten companies in Fortune’s Global 500 are directly involved with energy. Energy is critical to each of us in our daily lives, and energy expenditures account for about 8% of GDP worldwide.

Although the energy industry broadly includes petroleum and natural gas ex- ploration and production, this Research and New Venture Showcase will be fo- cused on ground-breaking research and new developments in the generation and storage of electrical energy. A subsequent program, planned for Spring 2012, will focus on electrical energy transmission, utilization and efficiency.

On October 21, 2011, UT Dallas researchers and industry participants will address developments impacting solar power, wind energy, storage integration and the design of advanced electronics used in the management and control of electricity.


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ECOFEST ARLINGTON is September 17, 2011 10 am - 10 pm
Founders Plaza and Levitt Pavilion

[ibimage==2091==original_size==none==self==ibimage_left]Ecofest, a free, family oriented event, helps build a sense of community, stimulates environmental awareness, and promotes stewardship across North Texas.

We are inviting local businesses to showcase their green products and practical do-it-yourself solutions for home improvement and maintenance.

They will be lined up on the festival streets surrounding Founder’s Plaza.

You’ve got a few local weekend backpacks under your belt; so you want to
do more: a fly-drive or multi-night outing, or even try a cold weather
trip. This class will cover advanced backpacking tips and skills
including winter camping, fly-drive planning and equipment, bear barrel
packing, and week-long trekking. Location: upstairs clinic room at
Dallas REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75244 (north side of
LBJ between Midway and Welch). This class will start promptly at 6:30 PM
and will finish at about 8:45 PM. The fee for the class is $15 for
Sierra Club members and $20 for non-members (cash or check). No
reservations are necessary; just show up. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan 214-368-2306

Nervous about riding out on the road with traffic? Wanting to start building the miles, but don't know where to start? This clinic will help you get back to riding with out the training wheels. It includes everything the athlete needs to know about cycling. $55.