Bike Friendly Richardson

A Blog Promoting Two Wheel Love in Richardson

Happy (Late) 5th Birthday, Bike Friendly Richardson

Jenny and Henry

When we started Bike Friendly Richardson, in December 2009, our original goal was to follow in the footsteps of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. Although our core beliefs are still the same, over the last 5 years, our focus has evolved to better fit the needs of the cycling community in Richardson.

We are a group of bicycle advocates promoting the continued creation of better cycling facilities and improved infrastructure in Richardson. Our main focus is on education and increasing the ridership of those wanting to ride for transportation and pleasure over sport.

Our mission:
• Increase bicycle ridership
• Increase bicycle education
• Increase bicycle awareness
• Increase bicycle safety

Our concentration will always be with Richardson cycling, but we share our advocacy with all of our DFW neighbors.

We’ve accomplished many things over the years, but there are many more goals coming in 2015:

• Working with the City of Richardson to get Bike Friendly recognition from the League of American Bicyclists
• Working with the City of Richardson to get better bike parking and bike parking policy
• Working with the City of Richardson to get a safe passing ordinance passed
• Working with BikeDFW to bring more education courses to local riders
• We will strive to host and/or promote more social events and rides

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Buried Under A Trail

Buried Under The Trail

I had forgotten all about this, until I ran across the pic in my photo stream.

A few years back, during the construction of one of Richardson’s bike trails, I buried a “Bike Friendly Richardson” pin in the ground before they laid the cement. I’m calling it a time capsule of positive thinking. Hopefully, many years from now – when they dig it up to widen the trail – somebody will see that we cared about cycling back then.

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Happy New Year 2014

2014

We want to wish everybody a Happy New Year! We hope your 2014 is full of good friends, fun times and great rides.

Ride on, Richardson!

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Happy Holidays – 2013 From BFR

Ornament Wheel

We want to wish everybody a safe and wonderful holiday that’s filled with joy and good health.

Let us know what fun bicycle toys you got for the season.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Bike Friendly Richardson

Autumn

 

The Bike Friendly Richardson crew would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  Keep warm, stay safe and enjoy the ride.

We’ll see some of you at the 5th Annual Black Friday Ride, tomorrow.

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BFR Ride And Seek Photo Scavenger Hunt Raffle WINNERS

Before you scroll to the bottom of this post to see if you won, we would like to thank each and every one of the participants for joining our first Ride and Seek Photo Scavenger Hunt. Because of you, we think this has been one of our most successful events, yet. We hope to continue having these types of events in the future.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors for putting up some great prizes for our event: Richardson Bike Mart, Alamo Drafthouse and DART.

Throughout the month of October, there were over 35 participants, including 12 who completed the entire set. There were over 410 amazing shots taken and who knows how many miles ridden. What amazed us the most, were all of people who did the challenge just so that they can explore Richardson.

As discussed in the rules for the scavenger hunt, each image submission counted as a entry and earned a raffle ticket. If you completed the assigned set of 14, you would earn double points. Each additional image (and there were some great ones), earned a bonus ticket. The more submissions you made, increased your odds of winning.

The range of tickets earned went from 1, all the way up to 53 per person, and the odds of winning were 1 in 600 (approximately). Each ticket drawn was randomly paired with a prize. Scroll down to see the results.

Print

RAFFLE WINNERS:

• RBM Bike Rental Package (Value Up To $180): Ronald Robertson
• RBM Bike Rental Package (Value Up To $180): Erin Muller
• RBM Bike Tune Up (Value Up To $80): Stephanie Hilbun
• RBM Bike Tune Up (Value Up To $80): Justin Ward
• Alamo Drafthouse Gift Set (Value Over $50): Scott Braden
• Book: Cristy Martinez
• DVD: Irma Koepke
• Recycled Vinyl Pannier: Nancy Kay Prater

Each winner will be contacted to make arrangements for receiving their prizes. All other participants will receive a water bottle and visor from DART.

Stay tuned to BFR for details on this year’s Black Friday Ride.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema In Richardson Comes With Cool Bike Parking

The highly anticipated  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson is finally open for business. Not only has this become one of the hottest destinations in town, it also has an amazing lineup of bike racks that are in the shape of film reels.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking

Speaking of cool bike parking, the new Whole Foods in Addison has some very impressive bike racks that are in the shape of bicycles. It almost makes up for them leaving Richardson.

Just My Size Bike Rack

I’m glad that both of these businesses care enough about cyclists, and got really creative with their bike parking. This shows that there are some forward-thinking business owners that care about supporting alternate transportation, the local bike culture and a strong community.

I hope that bike parking, like this, continues to be an ongoing trend with new construction around town.

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Happy Independence Day – 2013

Big Ass Flag

We want to wish everybody a safe and fun Independence Day weekend. Get out there and enjoy the ride.

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Here Are Some Random Bike Pics From Bike Month

It’s been a busy National Bike Month for us, and we’ve been busy riding as well. Here are just a few pics from around Richardson, throughout the month.

Cottonwood Art Festival Bike Parking - 2013

Bike Parking At The Cottonwood Art Festival

Learn more about The Cottonwood Art Festival.

Durham Park Richardson - Open Soon

Durham Park – Open Soon (if not already)

Learn more about Durham Park.

Start of South Central DART Trail - Richardson

Start of South Central DART Trail (from Arapaho)

South Central DART Trail - Richardson

Trail Construction – South Central DART Trail

Pearl Cup Richardson New Bike Racks

Pearl Cup Richardson Has New Bike Racks

Find out more about the Pearl Cup.

Start

Start Of The Wild Ride

Click here to see more pics and a recap from the WildRide! Against Cancer.

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Ride Your Bike To The Cottonwood Art Festival – THIS WEEKEND

Bike Parking at the Cottonwood Arts Festival

Unfortunately, because of scheduling conflicts, Bike Friendly Richardson won’t be hosting a “Cruise To The Cottonwood” ride this spring. That doesn’t mean you can’t ride there. In fact, we think bicycling the best way to get to the festival – especially on such a beautiful weekend.

Also, thanks to the folks at the City of Richardson, we were told that there will be plenty of bike parking at the entrance, close to Belt Line. While we’re on the topic of bike parking, there will also be parking set up at the Wildflower Festival in a couple of weeks.

So, kick off National Bike Month with a fantastic ride with your friends and family and enjoy the wonderful art of the Cottonwood Art Festival.

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