Bike Friendly Richardson

A Blog Promoting Two Wheel Love in Richardson

Richardson Bike To Work Day: Commuter Energizer Station

May 18th is national Bike to Work Day, and Bike Friendly Richardson has teamed up with BikeDFW, DART, and Richardson Bike Mart to get you energized and show appreciation for your bike commute.

Leave the house a few minutes early on Friday, May 18th, and stop by our booth at Arapaho Center Station for free coffee and Taco Republic breakfast tacos, water from Whole Foods, commuting information, free bike tune-ups by an RBM mechanic, Neuro energy drinks,  AND, if you become a member of BikeDFW, we’ll hook you up with a sweet prize courtesy of Richardson Bike Mart. You can join BikeDFW at the event (cash or check), or join online and show us your PayPal receipt at the event. (Prizes available while supplies last.)

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NEW BFR Partner – Bop House

We’d like to introduce Bike Friendly Richardson’s newest partner, Bop House. If you don’t already know who they are, check them out on Facebook, Yelp and Urbanspoon.

Bop House, an Asian Fusion restaurant who’s mission is to serve fresh ingredients, healthy choices and no compromise on taste.

ABOUT BOP HOUSE:
Bop House opened earlier this year.
Address: 930 East Campbell Road, Suite 103
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: 972.918.9988
Hours:
Mon~Fri: 11AM~8PM
Sat & Sun: Closed
www.bophouse.com
Like them on Facebook

THE OFFER:
They are offering a choice of a FREE soft drink or egg roll with the purchase of a meal, to any bicyclist who arrives by bike. Just ask the person about this offer when you place your order. This offer may change at the owner’s discretion.

Please, help support our local economy and community.

Bop House

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NEW BFR Partner – Taco Ocho

We’d like to introduce Bike Friendly Richardson’s newest partner, Taco Ocho. If you don’t already know who they are, check out their website.

Taco Ocho, a Latin inspired fast casual restaurant, which opened in May 2011 in Richardson, has an unmistakable Mexican influence but also subtly embraces cooking styles and comfort cuisines from several Latin American countries. True to its name, Taco Ocho offers eight tasty interpretations of fresh and authentic Mexican/Latin favorites on familiar platforms – tacos, tortas and tostadas. Every item is made-to-order using the freshest ingredients and presenting its own distinctive taste south of the border.

Taco Ocho

ABOUT TACO OCHO:
Taco Ocho opened on May of this year.
930 East Campbell Road, Suite 109
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone 972.238.8080
Website

THE OFFER:
They are offering a 10% discount to local bicyclists when they arrive by bike. Just ask the person about this offer when you place your order. This offer may change at the owner’s discretion.

Please, help support our local economy and community.

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NEW BFR Partner – Whole Foods Richardson

We’d like to introduce Bike Friendly Richardson’s newest partner, Whole Foods Market – Richardson. If you don’t already know who they are, check out their website. They ‘seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture.’ 

ABOUT WHOLE FOODS MARKET:
Whole Foods Market has been in Richardson for more than 20 years.
101 South Coit, Suite 60
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone 972.699.8075
Website

THE OFFER:
They are offering cyclists a free bottle of water with every visit – perfect for these hot summer days in Texas. There will be in a bin at the front of the store with a sign for cyclists to take one. So, next time you’re thinking about doing a grocery supply run, think about taking the bike and going to one of the best markets in town. This offer may change at the owner’s discretion.

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NEW BFR Partner – Chiloso Mexican Bistro

Chiloso - Kick Ass Breakfast Tacos

I don’t know about you, but we really love a great breakfast taco. Until now, there haven’t been very many options available around town.

We’d like to introduce Bike Friendly Richardson’s newest partner, Chiloso Mexican Bistro. They are a build-your-own taco restaurant that specializes in “Austin-Style” breakfast tacos. But that’s not all they offer – check out their menu to see all their great options. I gave them a visit this morning and was completely impressed by the great flavor and freshness of their food. I’m even thinking about going back for lunch. I strongly suggest that you give them a try.

ABOUT CHILOSO MEXICAN BISTRO:
Chiloso Mexican Bistro is the newest addition to Eastside with a friendly staff and great food.
700 E. Campbell Road, Suite 190 (at Eastside – SE corner Central at Campbell Rd.)
Richardson, TX 75081
www.ChilosoMexicanBistro.com

THE OFFER:
They are offering cyclists their student discount, which is 10% off your meal. Please, you must arrive on your bike and remind them that you are there for the Bike Friendly Richardson offer. This offer may change at the owner’s discretion.

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Get A Discount On Chrome Products At Blitz

BFR friends Tony and Neal, with Blitz Mopeds in Dallas (in Deep Ellum – near Monica’s) has offered up a special discount on Chrome products to anybody who is on the Bike Friendly Richardson Facebook group. Here are the details:

If you come in and purchase some Chrome stuff, mention that you read about it on the Bike Friendly Richardson Facebook page and get 10% off Chrome gear.

So, if you happen to be in Dallas, take a spin by their shop and check out their cool shop – and save some money.

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Please Welcome A New BFR Partner – Chili Gordos Mexican Cafe

We’d like to take a moment to tell you about our newest retail partner, Chili Gordos Mexican Cafe. This is a family run business, just on the edge of Richardson – the perfect neighborhood hangout. The food is tasty and the staff is super friendly. This hidden gem is the perfect place to unwind with the family, without the crazy crowds you get at most chain restaurants.

ABOUT CHILI GORDOS:
Chili Gordos is a locally owned and operated restaurant with a friendly staff and great food.
1151 N Jupiter Rd. (just north of the NE corner of Jupiter and Arapaho)
Richardson, Texas
(972) 234-2505
Sorry No Website
Urban Spoon Review

THE OFFER:
They are offering cyclists FREE soft drinks with your meal. PLUS, each bike group that arrives will get FREE Queso and chips. Please, remind them that you are there for the Bike Friendly Richardson offer. Offer may change from time to time.

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Please Welcome A New BFR Partner – Purdy’s Restaurant

We’d like to take a moment to tell you about our newest retail partner, Purdy’s Restaurant. We’ve been working with owner, Dave Morley, about offering up a special deal for Richardson bicyclists. Not only did he pull together a great offer, but he added a bike rack out front.

ABOUT PURDY’S:
Purdy’s is a locally owned and operated restaurant with a friendly staff and some great food.
1840 N. Plano Rd. @ Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas
(972)480-0288
purdytexas.com

THE OFFER:
They are offering cyclists a frequent riders (diners) card which will be stamped on each visit (defined as a $6.00 expenditure). After ONLY 4 visits cyclists will be rewarded with a FREE 5th visit (limited to a maximum of $12.00).

Alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities cannot be included in the dollar values.

You can stop by the restaurant any time to pick up your card, OR contact us and we’ll get one out to you.

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Become A BFR Partner

One of our goals with Bike Friendly Richardson is to get more people to ride their bikes when making short trips around town. We also believe in supporting the Richardson retail community and we’d like to see more residents choosing local businesses, like yours, when making purchases. To help promote that, we are asking local businesses to offer some type of discount to anybody who rides a bicycle to your location.

In return, your business will be recognized as a Partner of Bike Friendly Richardson. As a Partner, we will promote your business on our web siteFacebookTwitter and throughout the Richardson bike community.

Would you like to be a Bike Friendly Richardson Partner?

Here’s how:
STEP 1 – Contact us at bikefriendlyrichardson@gmail.com or by phone 972.836.6131.
STEP 2 – Tell us what discount, deal or special (big or small) that you would like to offer local bicyclists when they arrive by bike to your location.
STEP 3 – We start promoting you. We will post your business name, address, phone number, web site and offer on our web site’s Partner’s page
It’s that simple.

Why you should become a partner:
- This is a great way to bring more customers to your business.
- You are promoting healthy living within our city.
- You will get a Bike Friendly Richardson decal for your door to show your support. People will start to recognize these and hopefully choose you first.
- It’s absolutely FREE. Bike Friendly Richardson does not charge you for this service. Our goal is to connect local business to the Richardson bike community.

To become a partner, simply contact us by email at bikefriendlyrichardson@gmail.com or by phone 972.836.6131 so we can work together to connect you with Richardson cyclists.

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