Bike Friendly Richardson

A Blog Promoting Two Wheel Love in Richardson

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or by phone: (972) 836-6131

or by mail: P.O. Box 830691, Richardson, Texas 75083-0691

We are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help in any capacity, please shoot us an email.
– Guest Bloggers
– Group Ride Leaders and Sweeps
– General Advocates and Group Promoters

If you would like to organize and host a casual, non-sport, non-profit, local group ride, please contact us and we will help promote it.


SUGGESTION BOX

We’ve been getting quite a few good ideas on Facebook and through email bikefriendlyrichardson (at) gmail.com about things we can do for bicycling and bicyclist in Richardson. There are also a few great links that were shared as well.

It’s our goal to get some of those things posted over here to share with everybody – so keep them coming.

Some previous suggestions:

From The Suggestion Box – We Need Traffic Signals That Detect Bicycles

From The Suggestion Box – We Need Bicycle Parking

From The Suggestion Box – Richardson Needs A Market

From The Suggestion Box – Let’s Talk About Lights

From The Suggestion Box – We Need More Bike Lids At Our DART Stations

13 Responses

  1. Brandon says:

    I’ve been commuting from Richardson to downtown off and on for about 3 years now and am always looking for a safer ride. Thanks for setting this up. Looking forward to reading.

  2. Charlie says:

    What a great thing you have started in Richardson! Believe it or not you have been an insperation to others. I know that many groups have different ideas on group rides but the bottom line is to get people to get out and ride! please give me a call (214-837-3640.) I am looking to start a group ride in Arlington. Don’t ever give up. you are doing a great thing for all bike riders.

  3. Rick Murphy says:

    Thanks for the info on the Richardson trail improvements. I bike or walk to work year round, and look forward to the new paths.

  4. [...] biking in Richardson (or any of our neighboring towns), please feel free to write something up and send it our way. We’ll probably post [...]

  5. Ian B says:

    I love the site, but I would do have a suggestion to improve it. What about more group rides? Group rides can be used to display new bike lanes or trails. They are also great to bring new riders out. As far as theme is concerned, I know that Denton does the denim ride and Oak Cliff does the tweed ride. What if Richardson did the plaid ride?

    Thanks

    • dickdavid says:

      Ian,
      I love the idea of more group rides. Getting the time and getting organized is the problem. From a personal perspective, I just don’t have the bandwidth to pull together a bunch of rides.

      BFR has always been an open-ended communication source for bikers, and we are always open to helping folks promote their own group rides. In fact, last year’s Raffle Ramble and UCAT were inspired and lead by local riders. That’s not to say we won’t do a few of our own this year as well.

      Our policy remains, if you have a local group ride that you would like to host, we will promote it for you.

      Themed rides are always fun. In fact, the Urban Richardson Bike Club, did their own Plaid Ride a little over a year ago. We’d like to work closer with them to promote more of their themed rides. I took a survey on the last BFR, Black Friday Ride and it seemed like most folks weren’t interested in a themed ride.

      Thanks for the input.

      Richard

  6. Melissa Worley says:

    Just saw the ‘Bike Friendly Richardson’ at Taco Ocho tonite. I LOVE everything about you guys and making biking a part of everyone’s life/lifestyle. I live in Richardson, near Richardson Bike Mart =), and am part of a Mom’s group in a nearby neighborhood. I have been getting mom’s and our kiddos and families together for all kinds of rides…..trails, cruisers, roadies, everything. I’d love to promo you guys as much as possible, so please let me know what I can do! Thanks for keepn us wheeln! =)

    Melissa

    • dickdavid says:

      Hello Melissa,

      Thank you for your enthusiasm and kind words. Please, do get the word out that Richardson loves biking and we’re here to represent you. We think that it’s fantastic that you are putting together group rides, which is exactly the type of stuff we are about. Our main focus is to encourage more people to ride a bike.

      If you ever want to promote your rides, let us know and we’ll post it here.

      Cheers,
      Richard

  7. kenneth Bradley says:

    I work in Afghanistan in a combat zone, My girlfriend lives in Richardson. I ride every chance I have Water view an Meandering way are my main routs I am looking forward to using a lot more of Richardson routs Keep up the good work

  8. [...] solutions on a budget. We’d also like to ask anybody else who has an idea or suggestion, to please send it in to us. We’d love to post it. Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this [...]

  9. [...] of the things we like to do at BFR, is listen to our community. We’ve had our Suggestion Box open for those who have ideas and suggestions on better ways to improve our community for [...]

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