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KaBike to Kaboomtown Ride (Addison’s fireworks show) – July 3, 2013

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on June 28, 2013

KaBoom

We won’t be hosting a Red, White and Bike ride this year. Instead, we suggest that ride with our friends, Richardson Urban Bicycle Clubwho are hosting another one of their rides to Kaboomtown in Addison. It’s called the KaBike to Kaboomtown Ride. Here are the details to their event:

Date: July 3, 2013
Time: 5:45pm
Where: Torchy’s Tacos (at Preston & Alexis)
Description (from their Facebook event page):
We hope you’ll come out en force to join us for our annual Ride-White-and-Blue short and leisurely ride to Addison’s fabulous Kaboom Town! holiday fireworks event! 5 miles round trip.

We gather the clans at 5:45ish at Torchy’s Tacos at Preston & Alexis. Happy Hour is 4-7pm, which means $1 off some beers, and $4 house and swirl margaritas.

Around 7:00pm, as a group we will ride out north to Arapaho and west to the Frost Bank parking garage at 5002 Arapaho Road, up to the top of the garage and then down 2 levels to where our friends will have a great spot ready for us! (Exact garage level will be chosen the day of the event, but this is where they usually set up – be flexible!)

We will then hang out and enjoy Addison’s Kaboomtown (One of the top 5 July 4th displays according to Travel Channel!) til the flyby and the fireworks conclude and the traffic maybe thins a bit, and around 10:15pm we will ride back to the cars, to disperse into the warm Summer night!

PLEASE BRING: 
• A bike with lots of lights, ready to ride, plus any safety gear such as a helmet,
• Festive but comfortable holiday attire, or something red, white, and blue,
• Water enough for a few hours,
• Your beverages of choice, snacks, & a bag to carry home your trash,
• Cash to contribute for food and drink (suggested $5-10 donation to our hosts for food, drink and hosting us!), and
• A cheery, freedom-loving attitude!!

FEEL FREE: 
• To invite others!
• You can also stay for the Addison Kaboom Town! After Party featuring Emerald City on the Dos Equis Stage at 10:00 pm, but please advise us so we can keep an accurate count and not leave anyone behind accidentally!

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Red, White and Bike 2 – Ride To See The Fireworks At Breckinridge Park

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on June 30, 2012

We’re heading out to see the fireworks again. Join us for the Red, White and Bike 2 ride – a slow paced, evening ride out to Breckinridge Park to enjoy the July 4th celebration. We’ll meet up at the Kroger parking lot (at W. Campbell and N. Shiloh Rd) and make the trek out to east Richardson, just in time to hear the concert and catch the fireworks show.

Be sure to pack lots of drinks, snacks & mosquito spray and don’t forget to bring your lights. Feel free to dress up your bike in patriotic colors.

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Time: Meet up about 6:45 – Ride out about 7:00
Ride Start: Kroger Parking Lot (W. Campbell @ N. Shiloh Rd)
Route: Slow Paced – some street and some trails. Please bring your helmets and lights. Click here for map.
RSVP: Via Facebook

Recap Of The Red, White and Bike Ride on Suburban Assault

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on July 5, 2011

Patriotic Bike

I did a recap of the Red, White and Bike Ride on Suburban Assault. Head over there if you want to read about it and see a few pics. Unfortunately, because I lead the group, I didn’t get very many pics of the actual ride. I hope other folks will have pics up soon.

Red, White and Bike – Ride To See The Fireworks At Breckinridge Park

Posted in BFR Misc, Bicycle Events by dickdavid on June 20, 2011

We are proud to host another group ride for Richardson bicyclists. The Red, White and Bike ride will be a slow paced, evening ride out to Breckinridge Park to enjoy the July 4th celebration. We’ll meet up at Galatyn Park and make the trek out to east Richardson, just in time to hear the concert and catch the fireworks show.

Be sure to bring lots of drinks and snacks and don’t forget to bring your lights. Feel free to dress up your bike in patriotic colors.

Date: July 4, 2011
Time: Meet up about 6:45 – Ride out about 7:00
Ride Start: Galatyn Park
Route: Slow Paced – some street and some trails. Please bring your helmets and lights.
RSVP: Via Facebook

Ride To Kaboomtown With The Richardson Urban Bicycle Club

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on July 2, 2010

Since the response was low for a July 4th ride to the Richardson fireworks display at Breckinridge Park, we decided to join up with the Richardson Urban Bicycle Club and their ride to Kaboomtown in Addison.

DATE: Saturday, July 3
TIME: meet 6:30, ride 7:30
PLACE: 12 Burgers & Tacos (in the old Fish on Fire building)

INFO from their Facebook event page:
This is the ride of the year! Get your red, white & blue on and ride with us from Preston & Belt Line to Arapaho & the Tollway where we’ll meet up with a bunch of friends in a parking garage. They will be partying, grilling and having a good old time, so we’ll double the fun by joining them. AND we’ll have a great vantage point for Addison’s annual fireworks display!

Our meeting point is 12 Burgers & Tacos in the old Fish on Fire building (where we met last year). The restaurant is BYOB, as is the parking garage. We plan to meet & eat at 6:30, ride out around 7:30, reach the garage by 8:30 and watch fireworks around 9:30. Then we’ll ride past all the cars stuck trying to exit the garage and get back to 12 Burgers by 11ish.

Since we know you’re itchin’ to get dressed up — costumes and festive red, white & blue attire of all kinds are encouraged. More is more!

Come celebrate your freedom & pursue happiness with us this Saturday night! Pedal on!

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This just in from Addison!!!

Weather Update: July 2nd, 4:50pm
Texas weather is always unpredictable. While officials from the Town of Addison continue to carefully monitor the weather situation, we have created the following contingency plan for the Kaboom Town fireworks:

• If rain appears to be intermittent, we will work to complete the Kaboom Town fireworks as close to the scheduled time as possible. However, intervening rain might require a mild change of schedule.

• If rain persists, or if thunderstorms appear, we may need to reschedule the Kaboom Town fireworks for a date yet to be determined. We will alert you as soon as a rescheduled date has been set.

Check back here for additional updates.

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So, the plan is to keep the ride, meet when and where we planned. Then, if we think it looks a little dodgy, we can drive to the parking lot NE of Tollway & Arapaho and walk or ride from there. We can reassess when we have a radar map and the sky to look at.

Anybody Interested In A July 4th Fireworks Ride?

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on June 12, 2010

Photo By Paul Eaves

We’ve been toying with the idea of hosting a July 4th evening ride to Breckinridge Park to watch the fireworks. We could roll out earlier to set up blankets and catch the band before the show. Our only worry is that the event actually happens on Sunday, July 4th, when most folks already have plans. This would also be a night ride (coming home) and we’d have to deal with a bit of extra car traffic. Of course, we’ll find the best route possible.

IF you are interested in getting together for a Fireworks Ride, let us know by posting here, Facebook or email. Let us know by the end of the week so that we have time to make plans.

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