Bike Friendly Richardson

Here Are Some Random Bike Pics From Bike Month

Posted in BFR Misc by dickdavid on May 26, 2013

It’s been a busy National Bike Month for us, and we’ve been busy riding as well. Here are just a few pics from around Richardson, throughout the month.

Cottonwood Art Festival Bike Parking - 2013

Bike Parking At The Cottonwood Art Festival

Learn more about The Cottonwood Art Festival.

Durham Park Richardson - Open Soon

Durham Park – Open Soon (if not already)

Learn more about Durham Park.

Start of South Central DART Trail - Richardson

Start of South Central DART Trail (from Arapaho)

South Central DART Trail - Richardson

Trail Construction – South Central DART Trail

Pearl Cup Richardson New Bike Racks

Pearl Cup Richardson Has New Bike Racks

Find out more about the Pearl Cup.


Start Of The Wild Ride

Click here to see more pics and a recap from the WildRide! Against Cancer.

Ride Your Bike To The Cottonwood Art Festival – THIS WEEKEND

Posted in BFR Misc, Cool Richardson Destinations by dickdavid on May 2, 2013

Bike Parking at the Cottonwood Arts Festival

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.

So, kick off National Bike Month with a fantastic ride with your friends and family and enjoy the wonderful art of the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Finally, Bike Parking At The Cottonwood Art Festival

Posted in Bike Change, City Stuff by dickdavid on May 11, 2011

Bike Parking at the Cottonwood Arts Festival

We really enjoy going to the Cottonwood Art Festival. It’s probably one of the best artisan events in the Metroplex and it happens in one of our own neighborhood parks. Our only complaint about the festival is the insane automobile traffic and limited car parking during the event. There is no reason an event like this couldn’t have bicycle parking available to help ease some of those issues. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to attend a local, outdoor event, than to arrive on my bike. Reader and bike enthusiast, Brad M. also sent in the suggestion for a bike rack last year.

Well, it looks like event coordinators feel the same way. This year, at the front of the festival, there was a bike rack that was in full use. It was the only one, but it’s a great step in the right direction.

If you feel that bike parking is a good idea at this event, please contact the event coordinators and let them know. While you’re at it, tell them you would like more.

You Should Ride To The Cottonwood Art Festival

Posted in BFR Misc by dickdavid on October 3, 2010

It’s the last day of the Cottonwood Art Festival and a PERFECT day to ride to it. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to commit to another Cruise To The Cottonwood Art Festival ride this time around. That shouldn’t stop you. Considering how horrible the parking situation is, riding a bike seems to make the most sense.

There are lots of great routes to Cottonwood Park. You could always catch the new Waterview Drive bike lanes to Dumont Drive (one block south of Belt Line Road). Go east on Dumont Drive until you reach the south side of the park.

BFR Presents: Cruise To The Cottonwood Art Festival Ride

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on April 17, 2010

We’re heading over to the Cottonwood Art Festival at Cottonwood Park in Richardson. This will be a one-way trip from the Galatyn Park train station to Cottonwood Park. Once there, folks can stay and enjoy the festival for as long as they want (event closes at 6:00).

The Cottonwood Art Festival is one of the coolest art events in the Metroplex. There are many talented artisans along with lots of great entertainment.

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm
Start: Galatyn Park Train Station
Finish: Cottonwood Park
RSVP (if you can):
Facebook Event Page

UPDATE: Here is the route map: View Cruise To The Cottonwood Art Festival map.

We will lead a courtesy return ride back to the station at an agreed upon time for folks who want to catch the train or return to their cars.