Inline Skate Instructions
The inaugural Trinity River Levee Skate is an untimed tour (not a race!) that includes the Trinity Skyline Trail with a a rare opportunity to skate across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge!
The course is beautiful but maybe might not be as pristine as you would have during a race. Please note the following.
We are starting on trail under Continenal Ave. Pedestrian bridge. The trail is downhill from parking and there is turn at bottom. If you have brakes, this is no issue. Just control your speed the way down. If you are taking your speed skates and no brakes (like mine) Plan on some old wheels you don't mind scrubbing downhill. If you're uncomfortable with this, just hop on Chris Mackowski's back and he will walk you down :)
2. Approx 1.5 mile: Trinity Trail under Sylvan Bridge:
At corner for a few feet there is only narrow section of concrete. Please slow down and go single file.
3. Just past 4 mile: transition from Trail to Commerce Street
There is approx 50 ft unpaved, there is uphill section just before so maintain slow pace and you can walk it out on your skates.
4. Commerce is downhill with right turn to Riverfront. Plenty of room to control your speed and roll out through Riverfront
5. Approx 5.5 mile: On ramp to Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is uphill climb. measuring at 600 ft long and climbs 16 feet which is 2.7% grade.
All Out Trinity
The Trinity River Levee Skate is part of a day-long event featuring running, cycling, yoga, bike drag races, and even a dog walk. Check out all the details at www.allouttrinity.com/
Race Day Schedule
6:15 AM: Bib pickup opens
6:45 AM: Bib pickup closes
7:00 AM: Skate start
7:45 AM: Skate course closes (all skaters must be off the course by this time)
Race Day Driving Directions
Follow these instructions and arrive early! Don't and you won't.
The race festival is at the West Dallas Gateway on the west side of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, near Trinity Groves. Use the address 300 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX 75212 to get to the area.
The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will be closed. Please do not use the bridge to get to the run!
Take Inwood Rd. or Wycliff Ave. south (Inwood turns into Hampton Rd., Wycliff turns into Sylvan) to Singleton Blvd., then head east on Singleton towards the race.
Eastbound: Exit Hampton Rd. north, then north to Singleton Blvd, then head east on Singleton towards the race pavilion.
Westbound: Exit Sylvan Ave., then north to Singleton Blvd, then head east on Singleton towards the race pavilion.
From Central Expressway / 75 / I-45
Exit Woodall Rogers then Commerce Street westbound. Follow Commerce west, turn north on Sylvan Ave., then head east on Singleton towards the race pavilion. Please note that the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will be closed on race day (so we can run on it 8-)
Several lots will be available. Arrive early to ensure a spot close to the festival.