Bike Friendly Richardson

Bike To Work Day Energizer Stations 2015 – Recap and Pics

Posted in Advocacy, Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on June 5, 2015

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Earlier last month was the Bike League’s National Bike To Work Day. For the fourth year, Bike Friendly Richardson, worked with BikeDFW  and DART to set up a bike commuter Energizer Station at DART‘s Arapaho rail station in Richardson.

Because interest in these stations continues to grow, BikeDFW and DART were able to set up another 9 stations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Plano, Garland, Irving, Addison, Carrollton, Oak Cliff, and two locations in Downtown Dallas. Unfortunately, May was a really wet month, with record rainfall in our area. Bike To Work Day, was no exception. Reports came back that those stations had less success greeting bicycle commuters than previous years.

The Richardson station was still pretty successful. We had a dozen bike commuters stop by our Energizer Station, where we provided them with snacks and breakfast tacos. We also handed out lots of swag donated by DART and NCTCOG as well as energy bars provided KINDRichardson Bike Mart was out to do bicycle safety checks.

Although it was a lighter turnout than we had hoped, it’s still apparent that folks around the Dallas area are starting to look at bicycle commuting as an viable form of alternate transportation – which most feel is hard to do in a city built for cars. Because of this, we will continue to host these stations on Bike To Work Day – rain or shine.

Here are a few pics from the Richardson event:

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SPOKES for FOLKS Christmas Push – This Sunday, December 11

Posted in Bicycle Events, Good Causes by dickdavid on December 9, 2011

This popped up on the BFR Facebook page, so we thought we should share:

SPOKES for FOLKS CHRISTMAS PUSH THIS SUNDAY–Please come if you can

We have a lot to do—
• We are still trying to fill a 50 bike request for the four locations of Family Gateway
• Just received a new request for 36 bikes from the Heart of Africa associated with Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church.
• 30 – 50 families are coming from Jubilee Center to work and earn bikes for their kids—we need mechanics to help them learn!

Come rebuild bikes for several really good causes!

Sunday from 10 AM until about 2 PM
Everyone is welcome and needed, experienced or not. Bring tools if you have them.

8901 Chancellor Row at Hans Johnsen Company – south of 183 of Regal Row just past Superior Foods
Map: http://g.co/maps/7qt55

It will be our last chance to rebuild bikes to give to others for the holidays.

Come for the camaraderie, come for the fun, come to learn more about repairing your own bikes.

PLUS—Dea Henson, expert massage therapist, is donating her time and skill—if you’re sore from riding, come build a bike and get a free massage!

Spokes for Folks is a non-profit organization that refurbishes donated bicycles that are then given to children of families that could not otherwise afford to buy them.

DFW Bike Shops Recognized By Size

Posted in BFR Misc by dickdavid on November 3, 2010

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I stumbled across this while reading the Bike Monkey blog this morning. It was syndicated from the Bicycle Retailer site. Apparently our local bike shops are recognized because we “Build Them Big in Dallas.”

Click here to read about their tour of DFW bike shops (day 1).

Although I love these shops, I’d love to see them do a tour of some of the smaller shops like Villy CustomsOak Cliff Bicycle CompanyPanther City BicyclesQuerenciaThe Bike ShopTransit Bicycle CompanyTrinity Bicycles to name a few.

UPDATE: Looks like the visited a few shops in Fort Worth (including Trinity) on day 2. ALSO: here’s another post about other shops in Dallas.

October 2010 Ride Events In DFW

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on September 21, 2010

With the weather cooling off, it’s time to see more group rides around town. October is starting to look pretty busy.

Friday, October 1, 2010Biking In Dallas presents: The Great State Fair of Texas Group Ride

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Saturday, October 2, 2010Bike Friendly Arlington presents: Field Day

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October 14-17, 2010 – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents: Cyclesomatic 2010

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Friday, October 15, 2010 – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents: Dallas Bikes To City Hall

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff presents: Group Ride: On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Fixed Minus Dicks presents: Ride Of The Living Dead

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We’ll keep you posted if any more rides pop up. IF you are an organizer for a local DFW bike event in October, let us know and we’ll post it.

OCTOBER EVENT UPDATE:

We added Cyclesomatic and Bikes To City Hall.

March Bike Friendly Events

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on March 11, 2010

Saturday, March 20:

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Sunday, March 21:

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Saturday, March 27:

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February Bike Events In DFW

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on January 22, 2010

There’s lots of DFW biking going on in February. Besides the weekly rides from 75208, DCM and FMD, there will be some great events to check out:

February 7:
3rd Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap: If you happen to be in Cowtown between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Tarrant County Resource Connection (Building 2300), come check out some cool bike sales and swopping.

Mardi Gras Parade Ride: ride with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff on a 1.2-mile parade ride, traveling down North Bishop Ave. and through the Bishop Arts District. This will go from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

February 14:
Love Your Lane | Valentine’s Day Ride: again, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff will meet up at Main Street Garden Park at 2 p.m., cruise through downtown to Cedar Springs, down Turtle Creek Blvd., and over to Uptown where they’ll make a stop at The Ginger Man before heading back to our nice new park downtown.

ALSO, DON’T FORGET

February 20:
Raffle Ramble: We’re hosting a fun little ride it north DFW. Come out to Richardson to support a good cause and win some cool prizes. Details to come very soon. Until then, you can
save the date!!

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