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Media Relations Contact:
Jared White, Dallas
Shalissa Colwell, DDI
Mark A. Ball, DART

May 20, 2013

Help celebrate opening of 'CentraLink' bicycle connector

Dallas, DDI and DART host Ride-the-Link event June 1

Join the City of Dallas, Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) as they mark the completion of CentraLink, the new bicycle infrastructure connector through Downtown Dallas to Oak Cliff, the Katy Trail and the Santa Fe Trail, with an afternoon celebration called 'Ride-the-Link.'

The free event kicks off National Trails Month and takes place Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Main Street Garden Park, 1900 Main St. in downtown Dallas. Highlights include special guest speakers, food, live music, entertainment from radio station 102.9 Now and booths providing free bike services.

Hundreds of bicyclists will converge downtown in time for the dedication by riding in on various trails. Cyclists will include those associated with Friends of the Katy, Santa Fe, Trinity Strand and Oak Cliff trails groups along with other cyclists from around the area. CentraLink connects those trails with a series of signs and pavement markings directing riders through downtown.

The completed project represents the spirit of regionalism and cooperation between DART, Dallas, DDI and numerous bike trail organizations that have lead to such recent initiatives as Dallas' Complete Streets Program and bike-friendly amenities at rail stations, transit centers and on board all DART buses and trains.

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