Bike Friendly Richardson

Trail Cleanup Day – Saturday, February 21, 2015

Posted in BFR Misc, Bicycle Events, Bike Trails and Routes, Trail and Road Hazards by dickdavid on February 17, 2015

Owen's Trail, Just South Of Collins - Richardson, Texas

This was an idea inspired on our Facebook page. Some riders have been noticing some issues with trash, animal waste and broken glass on some of our trails. Instead of complaining, we are going to take action by organizing our first trail cleanup day.

Date: Saturday, February 21. 2015
Time: 9:00 am (earlier if you choose) – 11:00 am (later if you choose)
Location: Spring Creek Trail parking lot (southeast corner of Renner Road and Central)
Who: All volunteers who care about our trails

Since this is our first attempt at this, we’re going to keep it simple, starting at one location. Everybody is welcome to jump in and feel free to help out as long as they can. We’re working with the City of Richardson to get some supplies, so stay tuned for details on that. For now, here are some suggestions of things you can bring:

Dustpans (for broken glass)
Trash Bags (in case we can’t get any from the city)

I’ll be riding my bike out, so it’ll be interesting to see how I get my tools strapped on. Obviously, if it rains, we’ll postpone to another date – so keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for updates.

If this is a successful event, we will schedule more cleanup days throughout other parts of the city.

Cleanup Day On The White Rock Creek Trail

Posted in BFR Misc, Bike Trails and Routes by dickdavid on September 10, 2011
Staging Area

Staging Area At Harry Moss Park

I decided to join The Friends Of The White Rock Creek Trail and help them with their trail clean up efforts this morning. Unfortunately, I got a late start and didn’t make it to the kick-off at 8:00 am. On the way there I did see a few people already on the trail, picking up trash. The staging area at Harry Moss Park was still up and the nice guys from the City of Dallas set me up with a few trash bags.

My Clean Up Challenge

My Selected Section

I rolled back towards Richardson and found a spot that wasn’t getting worked on. The trail didn’t seem so bad, until I started to pick up the trash. By the time I was finished with my section of the trail, I had completely filled one of the trash bags.

I rolled up further and met a few folks working, including FWRCT President Marc Mumby (see pic below). They had several bags complete and hard at work at that particular part of the trail. I opted to ride further up the trail and find a section that wasn’t worked on yet. I was able to find a small section near Central Expressway that needed some help.

Mark With Friends Of The White Rock Creek Trail

FWRCT President Marc Mumby

After that, I made my way back to the staging area, grabbing a few bits and pieces that may have been missed along the way.

It was nice to do something good and help out the city’s parks. There were quite a few folks who expressed their appreciation for our work.

White Rock Creek Trail Clean Up Day on September 10th

Posted in Bike Trails and Routes by dickdavid on September 7, 2011

BFR friend Sean posted this on our Facebook group page. From the Friends of the White Rock Creek Trail website:

The Friends of the White Rock Creek Trail is organizing a trail clean up day to coincide with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s “It’s My Park Day”. Please contact your friends and neighbors, homeowner’s associations, crime watch groups, running friends, bike clubs, etc, and ask them to come volunteer for 2 hours to help clean up one of Dallas’ premiere hike and bike trails.

White Rock Creek Trail Clean Up Day
8-10 AM
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Harry Moss Park Parking Lot
SE Corner of Greenville and Royal Ln.

The Park and Recreation Dept. will have personnel there to hand out trash bag and trash sticks. All you need to bring is a pair of gloves and sun screen. FWRCT will provide drinks.

If you register here, it will help us estimate how many people we’ll have.

Being so close to Richardson, I’m sure a lot of us use this trail. It would be nice to give back and help keep our local trail system looking nice.