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.
November 28, 2013 • 10:11 am 0
November 4, 2013 • 12:21 pm 3
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.
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.
• 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.
August 10, 2013 • 8:15 pm 6
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.
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.
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.
July 4, 2013 • 4:18 am 0
May 26, 2013 • 5:28 am 0
Learn more about The Cottonwood Art Festival.
Learn more about Durham Park.
Find out more about the Pearl Cup.
May 2, 2013 • 6:02 am 0
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.
April 26, 2013 • 7:08 pm 0
What a nice surprise on my way home from work – I saw a small group of cyclists heading over to the Arapaho DART Station. They were taking the train into Dallas to be part of the Dallas Critical Mass. Read more about this at Suburban Assault.
January 1, 2013 • 11:34 am 4
December 26, 2012 • 8:27 am 1
Apologies in advance. I meant to post this closer to the event, but things got a bit busy in December. We got a great note from one of the participants in this year’s Black Friday Ride, and we wanted to share it. You might recall, Phil was the guy on the motorized bicycle. Here’s his note:
Not exactly sure who to address, so I’ll just say howdy guys. I just wanted to express the pleasure I had riding your Black Friday ride yesterday. I thought you had a really nice group of friendly riders, and I want to thank you for allowing me to attend.
This was my first official bicycle ride, but hopefully not my last. I’m 59 years young, and after riding 10 miles from Farmers Branch to get to the starting point, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep up, pedaling with the group on my 57 lb motor bicycle, the Atomic BB.
I was told that motor bicycles can’t exist with bicycles, but I think after yesterday that can’t be true.
It’s true, our typical focus is not motor assisted bikes. However, after seeing how well Phil road along with the group, we certainly won’t discourage those who ride respectfully with others – especially those who need mechanical assistance.
Here are Phil’s pics from the ride:
December 25, 2012 • 8:02 am 0