You can’t take a stroll at White Rock Lake or buy a taco in East Dallas without running into a pack of rental bikes, including some used in neighborhood pranks.

In contrast, our neighbors to the west in Highland Park banned the bikes. If the brightly colored cycles find their way to HP,  authorities plan to confiscate them and return them when the owner pays a fine. After 15 days, the bikes can be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The Instagram account @dallasbikemess, first noted by the Dallas Observer, took up the brave task of documenting the wild west of Dallas’ bikeshare entrepreneurs. To no one’s surprise, many of the scenes are in our neighborhood.

These cycles look like the beginning of an awkward middle school dance near White Rock Lake.

This Ofo bike found its way to a Lakewood Shopping Center dumpster.

These LimeBikes are taking a nap near Greenville Avenue.

This guy ran into a construction-induced dead end on Henderson.

And this couple looks like they are playing hide and seek in the field near the Filter Building on White Rock Lake.


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