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Roll Beyond Coal for Clean Air/Energy in Texas (2009)

Posted by youngsierrans on October 16, 2009

rbcDid you know that Texas is still building and planning more dirty, coal-fired power plants, and that it is the only state in the nation with such a deadly, costly “coal rush” advancing (more info)?  Scary isn’t it?

Join us for an important and fun-filled Halloween event supporting renewable energy, green jobs, clean air and clean energy which moves us beyond coal and puts Texas on a path to brighter and cleaner energy future.

Date: Saturday – October 31st, 2009
Time: 8:30am – noon (Young Sierrans meet @ 9:30 at the registration table)
Cost: FREE to participate!!
T-shirts: Adults: $10, Students: $5 – Must be ordered by 10/23 to guarantee! * All donations benefit the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club to help fight against new coal plants in TX.
Location: Bath House Cultural Center, White Rock Lake, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, 75218 (map and directions)
Advanced Registration: Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club

Included Activities:

  • Halloween costume contest (prizes awarded!)
  • Basic bike check ups
  • Facepainting
  • Exhibitors on green living & transportation and sustainability
  • Postcard signings to the EPA to enforce the Clean Air Act (more info OR speak out online)


  • 8:30a – Event Begins – Includes Bike/Walk/Run Registration
  • 9:30-10:30a – Speakers & Rally
  • 10:30a – Bike/Walk/Run around the lake in support of Clean Air/Energy in TX.

To volunteer or for more event information, please contact organizer Lori Peniche (972-980-7176).  Follow these links if you can’t attend, but still want to support clean air/energy in TX, learn more about Sierra Club Beyond Coal initiatives or sign-up for TX Sierra Club Action Alerts.


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Cyclesomatic – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Event (2009)

Posted by youngsierrans on September 30, 2009

cyclesomaticBike Friendly Oak Cliff is proud to announce Cyclesomatic, a week long bicycle festival in North Oak Cliff from October 2nd to the 11th. Events will include a history-themed group ride, bicycle competitions, Bike to City Hall, Biketoberfest! in Bishop, an Urban Bazaar, a “Kiddical Mass” Ride, Bike to School Day, BBQ, Bands, Bicycle Films at the Texas Theatre, Art Bike Shows, and guest speaker councilwoman Angela Hunt.

New Belgium brewery is sponsoring part of the week, and BFOC is coordinating efforts with DART, BikeDenton, the Oak Cliff Bicycle Companyand more.

Please see the Cyclesomatic calendar of events (20 or so are currently planned) and join in the fun!  Also, check out the local merchant discounts for bicyclists in the Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts area.

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Tour Dallas Bike Ride & Party (4/4/09)

Posted by candace on March 18, 2009

bike Come join us at the annual Tour Dallas bike ride on April 4th!
·         Start Time: 8:00 am (Dallas City Hall)
·         Routes of 8, 20 and 30 miles
·         Cost $35/person
·         pre and post race meet-up details will be sent out later

There are 3 route options:

·         8 mile route in and around downtown Dallas
·         20 mile route includes the Swiss Avenue Historic District, Lakewood and more
·         30 mile route includes all that PLUS a lap around White Rock Lake. 

This is a TOUR – not a race.  Any bike will do…cruiser , mountain bike or road bike. The purpose of this event is to enjoy a leisurely ride and the scenic beauty of Dallas in the spring.  Blooming flowers, singing birds, laughing children and a parade of bicycles will keep your senses stimulated along the way!

There is also a Finish Line Celebration on City Hall Plaza, so stick around and check out the food and entertainment.

Please complete the online registration at the below site.  In addition to registering, please email us at so we can include you on the meet up communication.
Hope you can join us!



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New Belgium Brewing – Tour de Fat – Austin (10/18/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on August 19, 2008

This is not a Sierra Club sponsored event.

Please let us know if you’re interested in joining the Friends of the Young Sierrans on a little adventure to Austin to participate in New Belgium Brewing’s World Famous Tour de Fat biking event. Plans wold be to drive down from Dallas on Friday evening, October 17th, and return sometime Sunday afternoon, October 19th. In addition to the Tour de Fat, we’ll enjoy live music and do some day hiking and/or lake/river canoing/kayaking/tubing. Wearing funky-fun costumes (hopefully, group-themed) at the event is required!

We’d probably want to book accommodations (hotel, bike rentals?) sooner than later, so please reply to Peter or Candace with your interest by September 10th. More info on the Tour de Fat can be found on the NBB site or blog.

Location: Fiesta Gardens, 1 Chicon Street, Austin, TX

Tour sustainable gestures include:
• The Tour de Fat crew traveling on B100 biodiesel fuel.
• Bands play from solar-powered stages that are transported in solar-powered trailers to keep the energy flowing.
• Volunteers and staff help compost and recycle waste from each tour stop, resulting in an overall waste diversion rate of 85% in 2006. The waste diversion rate goal for 2007 is 95%.
• 100% of the proceeds ($5 beers) go to local charities.  Tour de Fat admission is FREE!

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Cedar Hill State Park Day Hike/Bike (11/17/2007)

Posted by youngsierrans on November 9, 2007

Join us for a day hike/mountain bike event at Cedar Hill State Park on Saturday, November 17th. CHSP is an 1826 acre urban, nature preserve located on the 7500 acre Joe Pool Reservoir.  The CHSP has over 15 miles of bike trails designed by the Dallas Off-Road Biking Assoc (DORBA). These trails are both hiker and biker friendly and wind through native tall grass prairie remnants (some listed as endangered) and upland forests. There are a variety of trail lengths to hike/bike; we’ll determine which to follow at the park.  Let’s also plan to have an optional, picnic lunch after our hike/bike (~1:00 PM?) back at the trailhead.

Please RSVP by November 15th to the Evite or Young Sierrans’ email address. The park is about a 30-40 minute drive from downtown, so if you are interested in ride-sharing please see the link below. All are welcome; you need not be a Sierra Club member to attend. 

Date: Saturday, November 17th

Location: CHSP is located in Cedar Hill, TX.  Address: 1570 W FM 1382, 75104. I-35 S to 67 to exit W FM 1382 to park entrance. The DORBA Trail is located on the western side of the park.  Once you enter the park, take the South Spine Rd past the camping areas to the circle drive parking area near the DORBA trail. CHSP link:

Ride-Share: If interested, please see the online spreadsheet for details (be sure to save your changes – ctrl-s).

Time: Plan to arrive at DORBA trailhead by 10:00 AM.

Cost: Park entrance fee = ~$5 per vehicle. BYO Picnic Lunch.

Details: Additional details, our contact numbers and a weather update will be sent via email to all yes/maybe RSVPs by 11/16. In the meantime, feel free to email with any questions.

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Urban Assault Bike Adventure Race (6/17)

Posted by candace on June 3, 2007

Urban Assault is an upcoming bike adventure race that I participated in last year. It’s a lot of fun! I will be participating again this year and wanted to be sure that all of you were aware of this event. It will NOT be a Young Sierrans “official” event. Please feel free to check out the below link for more information and to sign up. If you have any questions, please email me (Candace) at

The Urban Assault Race™ is a combination of an Adventure Race, Scavenger Hunt and Bike Race. Mental muscle is just as important as ripped quads – teams of 2 choose their own course to checkpoints around the city. The race is well-known for its checkpoints where fun physical and mental challenges must be completed before moving on. Some checkpoints are listed prior to the race, others must be found during the race.

Racers can be ages 7 – 100…anybody can do it! Male, Female, and Co-ed Teams will ride a total distance of 25-35 miles. Family Teams (requiring one racer to be 7-12 years old) will ride around 15-20 miles.

The first team to complete all the checkpoint and return to Start/Finish wins the race! Then the party begins! It is “The most fun you will ever have on a bike”!

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