Bike Friendly Richardson

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema In Richardson Comes With Cool Bike Parking

Posted in BFR Misc, Bike Friendly, Cool Richardson Destinations by dickdavid on August 10, 2013

The highly anticipated  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson is finally open for business. Not only has this become one of the hottest destinations in town, it also has an amazing lineup of bike racks that are in the shape of film reels.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking

Speaking of cool bike parking, the new Whole Foods in Addison has some very impressive bike racks that are in the shape of bicycles. It almost makes up for them leaving Richardson.

Just My Size Bike Rack

I’m glad that both of these businesses care enough about cyclists, and got really creative with their bike parking. This shows that there are some forward-thinking business owners that care about supporting alternate transportation, the local bike culture and a strong community.

I hope that bike parking, like this, continues to be an ongoing trend with new construction around town.

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.)

Cool Richardson Destinations – Whole Foods

Posted in Cool Richardson Destinations by dickdavid on August 4, 2011

One of the things that I always complain about is that there aren’t enough good destinations in Richardson. Compared to Dallas, with the Farmer’s Market, White Rock Lake, Lakewood, Lower Greenville, Deep Ellum, Uptown, Oak Cliff and other great spots, Richardson just doesn’t seem as interesting. Sure, it’s a great place to ride, but I’d prefer to have a nice destination as well.

Well, I’ve decided to not give up so easily – but rather open my eyes more as I explore our city by bike. I’ll try to share some of these re-discoveries here.

This past weekend’s destination was the Richardson Whole Foods. Nestled on the southwest side of Richardson, off of Coit Road, I had to go completely across town to reach it. Not a problem, even riding a bike.

Whole Foods Richardson

In comparison to some of the newer, fancy Whole Foods stores that have popped up around the DFW Metroplex, our store seems a little old and outdated. Still, I really like the fact that it has personality and feels local. Although they might seem slightly more expensive than other chain grocery stores, their products are high quality – with a focus on wholesome, healthy living. Well worth it, if you care about what you put in your body.

I like the fact that they have a bike rack out front.

Whole Foods Bike Rack

Plus, if you take the time to explore the store, you can find some nice treasures at great prices. I managed to find a potato and egg burrito for breakfast that was cheap and extremely delicious.

Breakfast Goodness

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