Bike Friendly Richardson

Pics From The Raffle Ramble

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on February 21, 2010

The odds were against us. Putting together a Bike Friendly group ride in the middle of one of Texas’ worst winters, asking folks to donate to the 2010 Tour du Rouge, and dragging folk to the northern part of the Metroplex on a lazy Saturday afternoon seemed like a crazy idea when William Neumann proposed it to me. He seemed confident that if the Pedallas folks could pull together “The Twenty” in just a few days, we’d be able to do the same.

The ride took some effort to pull together, but William managed to secure some great sponsors who sent us some great prizes, several awesome folks stepped up and volunteered to help out, and quite a few people contributed to William’s Red Cross Fund (the final tally will come once William enters yesterday’s donations). By the way, William’s ride isn’t until May, so he’s still taking in donations. If you can’t help out, please mention it to your friends or employers. It’s a great cause and all donations are tax deductible.

If anything, this ride articulates exactly what I’d like to do with Bike Friendly Richardson. This group is about the community and getting bike riders together. If you have an idea about a bike gathering, we are listening.

Here are some pics.

You can also see more on Ron Marusak’s flickr pool.

Here are some pics from Joe Gregory.

Here are some from Sean Cortez-Mathis.

Pedallas gave us a great mention. We were glad to see them come out.

Here is a great write up from Biking In Dallas.

I’ll post more as the links come in.

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Raffle Ramble Today!!

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on February 20, 2010

See you guys at Richardson Bike Mart’s Parking lot between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

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Here’s How To Ramble

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on February 19, 2010

We’ll go over this before the Raffle Ramble tomorrow, but I just wanted to post this for all of you Boy (and Girl) Scouts who like to be prepared.

THE RIDE:
This is a self-paced run. This way anybody can feel comfortable riding it. You can go solo, but we recommend riding with a buddy or group for more fun.
We’ve got 5 stops. Again, this is self-paced and making it to all the destinations isn’t required. Go to one or go to all five.
We’ve put together a route. To make it easier, we’ve mapped out an easy route to get to all the stops. There’s no direction, so choose where you want to go first.

IF YOU WANT TO RAMBLE (for those who donated):
Collect raffle tickets. Pick one up at each destination. The more stops you make, the better your chances are for winning prizes.
Possible bonus. There might be an opportunity to pick up more tickets at each stop. We’ll know more before the ride.
Win Prizes. Once you return to the start, each prize will have a ‘drawing pot’. Put your tickets in the pot of the prizes you want to win.

The Goals of the Ramble:
1) Enjoy a casual bike ride around Richardson
2) Help out a good cause
3) Win some cool prizes

Here is the route map. (red=suggested, green=alternate)

Raffle Ramble Prizes

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on February 17, 2010

The Raffle Ramble prizes have been coming in. Here’s a sneak preview from William:

William has worked hard at securing prizes from:
Chrome,
Knog,
Road ID,
Rido,
Pedro’s,
Urban Velo,
Sufferfest,
Jittery Joe’s Coffee,
BikeCoffee.net,
Walz Cycling Caps,
Adventure Cycling
and
Lupine

Come out, enjoy a ride, support a great cause and win some cool prizes.

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Less Than 2 Weeks Until The Raffle Ramble

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on February 7, 2010

We’ll locking down the details. Stay tuned, because it’s going to be a blast.

Get more info about the Raffle Ramble here.

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Raffle Ramble Discount Reminder

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on January 30, 2010

Heads up for those of you wanting to join the BFR Raffle Ramble. Tomorrow is the last day to donate at the discounted price!

Here’s where to donate: William’s Red Cross Fund
$15 Donation – Early Registration (By January 31)

If you miss the ‘early’ deadline, don’t worry. You can still donate up until (and at) the event.
$20 Donation – Between February 1 and event day.

Your donation will serve as your registration to the Ramble. William will keep a list, so make sure to leave your name when you do.

Again, the ride if free, but if you would like to participate in the raffle to collect tickets for a chance to win prizes*, we request the donation that goes completely to the American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast.

If you have any questions about donating or if you would like more information on helping out, William would love to hear from you:
wneumann (at) gmail.com

ALSO: IF you are on Facebook, please RSVP on the Raffle Ramble event page so that we can estimate how many folks are showing up. If you aren’t on Facebook, just shoot us an email or post a comment here.

*William has been working hard at securing some great prizes from:
Chrome,
Knog,
Road ID,
Rido,
Pedro’s,
Urban Velo,
Sufferfest,
Jittery Joe’s Coffee,
BikeCoffee.net,
Walz Cycling Caps,

Adventure Cycling
and
Lupine.

Come out, enjoy a ride, support a great cause and win some cool prizes.

BFR Presents The Raffle Ramble – Feb 20

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on January 25, 2010

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You are invited to participate in our fun run called The Raffle Ramble.

When: Saturday, Feburary 20, 2010
Arrive: 1:00
Ride: 2:00-4:00
Start/Finish: Richardson Bike Mart – Coit at Campbell – parking lot
Pace: This is a self-paced, casual ride for ALL skill levels
Who can ride: Everybody
Description: This is a charity event. Our friend William Neumann was brave enough to take on the 2010 Tour du Rouge, a six day bike ride from Houston to New Orleans that raises money for American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast.

The Raffle Ramble will be a fun ride to help raise money for William’s Red Cross Fund. Participants, who have donated, will go to various points in Richardson to collect raffle tickets. Those tickets can be used to win cool prizes. The more stops you make, the more tickets you get, the better your chance to win.

How much: Ride for free. However, to participate in the raffle to win prizes, we request a donation to William’s Red Cross Fund:
$15 Donation – Early Registration (By January 31)
$20 Donation – Between February 1 and event day.

Your donation will serve as your registration to the Ramble. William will keep a list, so make sure to leave your name when you do.

ALL the donations will be going to the American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast. Even if you can’t participate in the Ramble, please help us get William to his goal.

William has been working hard at securing some great prizes from: Chrome, Knog, Road ID, Rido, Pedro’s, Urban Velo, Sufferfest, Jittery Joe’s Coffee, BikeCoffee.net, Walz Cycling Caps, Adventure Cycling and Lupine. Come out, enjoy a ride, support a great cause and win some cool prizes.

UPDATE: We added a Facebook Event Page. Please RSVP if you can.

Also: If anyone wants to make an offline donation (via check, cash, etc.) they should email William wneumann (at) gmail.com and he can get them a pledge form and a receipt.

NEW UPDATE: We added some brief instructions and a suggested route map.

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SAVE THE DATE – New BFR Ride Event!

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on January 17, 2010

Now that Bike Friendly Richardson is building up steam, we’d like to do another ride event. This time we will be doing a fun run called the Raffle Ramble.

SAVE THE DATE: Feburary 20, 2010

Brief Description: This will be a charity event. Our friend William Neumann was brave enough to take on the 2010 Tour du Rouge, a six day bike ride from Houston to New Orleans that raises money for American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast.

The Ramble will be a fun ride to various points in Richardson where participants will collect raffle tickets. Those tickets can be used to win cool prizes.

Who can ride: Everybody; All skill levels

How much: FREE to ride. However, to participate in the raffle to win prizes, we’d need a donation to William’s Red Cross Fund:
$15 Donation – Early Registration (By January 31)
$20 Donation – Between February 1 and event day.

ALL the donations will be going to the American Red Cross Chapters along the Gulf Coast. Even if you can’t participate in the Ramble, please help us get William to his goal.

We’re still working out the details. Stay tuned for an official announcement and a list of sponsors to the event.