Bike Friendly Richardson

Pics and Recap From National Bike To Work Day – Bike Commuter Energizer Stations

Posted in Advocacy, Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly by dickdavid on May 19, 2013
Commuters At Richardson Station

Richardson

Last Friday was National Bike To Work Day.  Based on last years success in RichardsonBikeDFW and Dallas Area Rapid Transit hosted 5 Bike Commuter Energizer Station in the Dallas area: Plano, Garland, Richardson, Downtown Dallas, and Oak Cliff. Joined by local cities of Plano, Garland and Dallas along with local bike groups, Bike Friendly Richardson, Bike Friendly Garland and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, we were able to provide these support stations around town.

Dozens of bike commuters and hundreds of other transit commuters visited these stations that morning. Cyclists were able to eat some breakfast, grab some snacks and drink some coffee and water before heading into work. Local bike shops performed bicycle safety checks, while DART and local cities provided commuter information and swag.

This was a great success for DFW bike commuters and and cycling community. With the help of more sponsors and local volunteers,we hope to expand it to even more stations next year.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors and Volunteers:
We plan on adding a complete list of volunteers and sponsors, as soon as we get all the information in. Until then, here are some key people:

SPONSORS:
KIND Healthy Snacks Arthuro Garza
Clif Bars Jeanine Romine
Neuro Energy Drinks Kasey Smith
Re-Geared Rachel Spire
Generator Coffee House JimD
Zang Triangle Apartments
Cycling Savvy DFW Waco Moore and Eliot Landrum

LOCAL BIKE SHOPS FOR SAFETY CHECKS:
Plano Cycling and Fitness (Plano)
Richardson Bike Mart (Richardson)
Don Johle’s Bike World (Garland)
Richardson Bike Mart (Downtown Dallas)
Oak Cliff Bicycle Company (Oak Cliff)

DART: EVENT CO-SPONSOR/ORGANIZER:
Dan Dickerson and his team of great volunteers from DART:
Chris Walters, Steve Biba, Shaun Tooley, Jennifer Jones, Charylene Crayton, Jennifer Hall (and more).

CITY CO-SPONSORS:
Ann McGinnes and her team (City of Garland), Renee Jordan (City of Plano), Max Kalhammer, Kevin Lefebvre, Kimberly Mackey (City of Dallas)

VOLUNTEERS:
Jonathan Braddick, and his team (names to come) (Oak Cliff), Michael McNair (Garland), Jared Cook (Garland), Robert Cherry (Garland), Joshua McNeely (Richardson)

BIKEDFW: EVENT CO-SPONSOR/ORGANIZER:
Marc Mumby (Akard), Richard Wezensky (Richardson/Garland), Jenny Rilling (Richardson), Anita Mills (Oak Cliff), Michael Freiberger (Plano), Warren Casteel (Multi-Location Support)

For a more detailed account of how these stations came together, click here.

Pics Of The Event (Richardson and Garland) See full set here:

Richardson Bike Mart At Richardson Station

Richardson

Richardson Bike Mart At Richardson Station

Richardson

Garland Station

Garland

Don Johle's Bike World At Garland Station

Garland

Richardson Station

Richardson

More Pics can be found here:
(coming)

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Richardson Bike To Work Day: Commuter Energizer Station

Posted in Advocacy, Bicycle Events, Bike Friendly, Partner by jennyrilling on May 7, 2012

May 18th is national Bike to Work Day, and Bike Friendly Richardson has teamed up with BikeDFW, DART, and Richardson Bike Mart to get you energized and show appreciation for your bike commute.

Leave the house a few minutes early on Friday, May 18th, and stop by our booth at Arapaho Center Station for free coffee and Taco Republic breakfast tacos, water from Whole Foods, commuting information, free bike tune-ups by an RBM mechanic, Neuro energy drinks,  AND, if you become a member of BikeDFW, we’ll hook you up with a sweet prize courtesy of Richardson Bike Mart. You can join BikeDFW at the event (cash or check), or join online and show us your PayPal receipt at the event. (Prizes available while supplies last.)

BFR Goes To The Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Richardson Bike Mart Cyclesomatic Bicycle Fair

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on October 23, 2011

A small group of us took the DART Red Line train into Dallas, to take part in the 2011 Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Richardson Bike Mart Cyclsomatic Bicycle Fair. This was the first of it’s kind for Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and for Dallas.

There was a great collection of exhibitors, including Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Oak Cliff Bicycle Company, Southwest Frameworks, YBS Bikes, ReGeared, DORBA, bicidichi, BikeDFW, Bike Texas, Lone Star Cyclists, The City of Dallas, Hidden Clothing, Bike Friendly Richardson and title sponsor Richardson Bike Mart. There was also bike valet, provided by a great organization called Pedal Power – as well as an awesome BMX stunt show (also sponsored by Richardson Bike Mart).

Next door was the Go Oak Cliff Blues, Bandits and BBQ event which filled the air with incredible music and fantastic smells. The weather was perfect, the people were super friendly and the strong community vibe was shared by everyone. I hope to see this event, and others like it, continue on a regular basis.

Here are some pics for the day (CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THEM):

Jenny and Bill

Jenny and Bill on the Red Line

Pam

Pam on the Red Line

Bike Friendly Richardson

The BFR Table

Bike Texas

The Bike Texas Tent

Bike DFW

The Bike DFW Smoothie Station

Richardson Bike Mart

The Richardson Bike Mart Tent

Pedal Power Bike Valet

Bike Valet by Pedal Power

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

The BFOC Tent

DORBA

The DORBA Tent

Making My Own Smoothie

Making My Own Smoothie

Utility Jenny

Jenny Test Rids A Cargo Bike

RBMX Getting Air

RBM BMX Team Performance

RBMX Getting Air

RBM BMX Team Performance

RBMX Getting Air

RBM BMX Team Performance

Heading Into Dallas

Pulled Over To Take A Pic On My Way Home

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THEM

BikeDFW Asks You To Recycle Your Old Bikes on November 13

Posted in Bicycle Events by dickdavid on November 6, 2010

Our friends over at BikeDFW have announced that The City of Plano is hosting a Used Bicycle Round-Up and Bike Safety Rodeo in conjunction with Texas Recycles Day. This is a joint effort between Plano Bicycle Association, BikeDFW, Richardson Bike Mart, Plano Cycling and Fitness the Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services and Parks & Recreation Departments.

Dig out your old bikes and donate them to Bikes for Tykes. Also, there will be information on commuting by bike, bike safety, bike repair, and a bike safety rodeo for kids as well as a 15 mile novice ride.

Click here for details about the event.

Date: Saturday, Novermber 13, 2010
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Place: Plano Environmental Education Building
4116 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

DFW Bike Shops Recognized By Size

Posted in BFR Misc by dickdavid on November 3, 2010

Richardson Bike Mart

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.