Biking in Dallas in December: Is it feasible?
February 25, 2014 2:25 PM Subscribe
I am attending the Roller Derby World Cup
in Dallas, TX on December 4-7, 2014. The event will be held at Fair Park (the Dallas fairgrounds). I am wondering if it would be feasible to rent a bike as my mode of transportation in Dallas.
posted by stompadour to Travel & Transportation around Dallas, TX (7 answers total)
I am OK with biking in the average Dallas temp in December of 39-58F. Looks like there's not a ton of rainfall in that month either. I can bring my own helmet, lock and bike lights.
I have a few specific questions:
1) Is Dallas (speficifally the area around the fairgrounds) bike-friendly or at least bikeable?
2) What's the neighborhood like around the fairgrounds? Unsafe at night? Industrial? I looked it up on Google street view but it's hard to tell.
3) I haven't booked a hotel yet. There's a Super 8 and Holiday Inn 4.8 miles northeast of the fairgrounds according to Google maps. There are hotels downtown that are 2-3 miles away, but I'm wondering if they'll be too expensive. How is biking downtown?
Any advice is appreciated!