Bike Friendly Richardson

Trail Cleanup Day – Saturday, February 21, 2015

Posted in BFR Misc, Bicycle Events, Bike Trails and Routes, Trail and Road Hazards by dickdavid on February 17, 2015

Owen's Trail, Just South Of Collins - Richardson, Texas

This was an idea inspired on our Facebook page. Some riders have been noticing some issues with trash, animal waste and broken glass on some of our trails. Instead of complaining, we are going to take action by organizing our first trail cleanup day.

Date: Saturday, February 21. 2015
Time: 9:00 am (earlier if you choose) – 11:00 am (later if you choose)
Location: Spring Creek Trail parking lot (southeast corner of Renner Road and Central)
Who: All volunteers who care about our trails

Since this is our first attempt at this, we’re going to keep it simple, starting at one location. Everybody is welcome to jump in and feel free to help out as long as they can. We’re working with the City of Richardson to get some supplies, so stay tuned for details on that. For now, here are some suggestions of things you can bring:

Gloves
Brooms
Dustpans (for broken glass)
Shovels
Trash Bags (in case we can’t get any from the city)

I’ll be riding my bike out, so it’ll be interesting to see how I get my tools strapped on. Obviously, if it rains, we’ll postpone to another date – so keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for updates.

If this is a successful event, we will schedule more cleanup days throughout other parts of the city.

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  1. […] first is a bit of DIY infrastructure from the next town over. Trail Cleanup Day – Saturday, February 21, 2015 That this is necessary is absurd, rights of way are supposed to be maintained by the relevent […]

  2. Opus the Poet said, on February 17, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Do people that drive cars have to have work parties to clean and fix their rights of way?

    • dickdavid said, on February 23, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Of course not. However, I’ve heard of stories where people have repaired the roads and potholes near their homes.

      Like with us, they wanted faster action than what the city could provide with their resources.

  3. […] scheduled our first, hopefully of many, Trail Clean Up Days. Given such short notice, and everybody’s busy schedules, our first turnout wasn’t that […]

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