Bike Friendly Richardson

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

Gearing Up For The 4th Of July Ride

Posted in Bicycle Events, City Stuff by dickdavid on July 1, 2011

Michael and Chris

There is just a few more days until the Red, White and Bike Ride and we hope to see as many folks as possible.

Here are a few things you may want to bring when you come out:

• Lights – the return ride will be at night, so please bring your lights.
• Water, Drinks, etc. – bring plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated. Sorry, but alcohol is not permitted.
• Snacks – why not make it an evening of fun treats.
• Bug Spray – the mosquitos are ruthless that time of day.
• Helmet – safety first.
• Blanket – or anything comfortable to sit on.
• Decorations – why not be festive and decorate your bike in red, white and blue.
• Lights – don’t forget.

Here is some ride information:
The route – (orange is the route there, blue is the return route) as you can see we’ve selected a combination of back streets and multi-purpose trails – keeping us away from event traffic as much as possible.
• Breckinridge Park Event Map:

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

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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