Bike Friendly Richardson



Richardson is becoming a great city to ride.

Established in 2009, Bike Friendly Richardson is a group of bicycle advocates promoting the continued creation of better cycling facilities and improved infrastructure in Richardson. Our focus is on education and increasing the ridership of those wanting to ride for transportation and pleasure over sport.

  • Increase bicycle ridership
  • Increase bicycle education
  • Increase bicycle awareness
  • Increase bicycle safety

We were the first north Texas group to be inspired by the spirit of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and bring their momentum to Richardson.

As we grow into our own community, you’ll see an urban-suburban flair emerge from our group. Of course, our core mission will always be the same.

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

UPDATE: Because of the great efforts of the Richardson City Council, City Management and Staff – as well as the involvement of our growing bike community – the City of Richardson has been recognized as a Bronze Level Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

NEW UPDATE: The City of Richardson has renewed it’s Bike Friendly Community status for 4 additional years.


Bike Friendly Richardson is not an exclusive club, but rather a voice for all non-sport cyclists in Richardson. This site is you, for you – and we welcome all contributions that benefit Richardson cyclists. We have a small group of facilitators that run this blog, manage the Facebook page and organize rides/events.

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  1. Bill Johnson said, on November 25, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I am stoked about this. I live in Richardson. I commute by Bike in Richardson, Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Addison.


    • dickdavid said, on November 25, 2009 at 8:57 am

      Thanks, Bill. I’m glad there’s such great support for the Richardson biking community.

  2. Bob said, on May 3, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Just came across your website – it’s great! I really like what you are doing, promoting biking in your community.

    I commute to work on my bike EVERY day and have been doing so since 2006. It is 24 mile round trip and I love it. Most of my commute is in Plano, ending in Richardson near Glenville and Greenville.

    So, while I’m going through your website I am wondering “Why isn’t there a Bike Friendly Plano?” Any suggestions on how to get this started in one’s own community?

    • dickdavid said, on May 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for your comment.

      As for starting out a Bike Friendly Plano goes, contact the folks over at Bike Friendly Oak Cliff – the originators of the latest, local bike friendly movement. They’ll get you started.

  3. Ken Cohen said, on August 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    There had been a huge patch (130 feet) of hardened and uneven mud on the trail going underneath Central Expwy, just south of Renner Road. I believe all the mud was the result of the recent heavy rains a month or so ago. The danger here was that visibility is poor underneath Central and this is a stretch where there is a tendency to ride fast. If your front wheel gets caught in a groove in the hardened mud, you can fall down easily. I shoveled off all the mud and swept the area clean with a stiff broom. I was wondering if this is something the City of Richardson would have done if I had called them.

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